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Biofuels by David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout

By David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout

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Energy Information Administration Further Reading Solway, Andrew. Biofuels. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2007. Storad, Conrad J. Fossil Fuels. Lerner Publications, 2007. Wheeler, Jill. Renewable Fuels. ABDO Publishing, 2007. com About the Authors David and Patricia Armentrout specialize in nonfiction children’s books. They enjoy exploring different topics and have written about many subjects, including sports, animals, history, and people. David and Patricia love to spend their free time outdoors with their two boys and dog Max.

Biopower plants generate electricity by burning biomass. They work much like fossil fuel power plants. The biggest difference is the fuel. Biopower plants burn agricultural and forestry waste as well as scrap from industry. Most power plants burn fuel in giant furnaces. The furnaces boil water, which turns to steam. The steam spins a turbine. The turbine rotates a magnet around a coil of wire generating electricity. 42 43 CHAPTER SIXTEEN The Energy Puzzle Can we solve the energy puzzle before it’s too late?

Gasoline, however, was cheaper than ethanol and soon became the fuel of choice for carmakers and consumers. Henry Ford once said that he believed ethanol was the fuel of the future. Maybe he was right. 29 CHAPTER TEN Corn Ethanol Corn is the largest agricultural crop in the United States. Farmers grow it to feed livestock and for human consumption. S. ethanol industry with raw biomass. Fuel for Thought Ethanol factories add enzymes to giant tanks of Some experts are concerned corn. The enzymes help that farmers will not be convert corn sugars into able to grow enough corn to satisfy our need for both alcohol in a process called food and fuel.

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