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Other Plant Uses - Plants For A Future
The articles below highlight some of these ... paper Substitutes that is. (1) Fire and lighting Alcohol Used for fuel etc. (this is wood alcohol, it is not the sort that can be ... for starting fires when there are no matches. (5) Fuel Usually wood, plant materials that have been mentioned as being a good fuel ...
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GLOSSARY
Btu per standard cubic foot. METHANOL (also known as Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol, CH3OH) - A liquid formed by catalytically combining carbon monoxide (CO) with hydrogen (H2) in ... typically made by steam reforming natural gas. Also formed in the destructive distillation of wood. METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) - An ether manufactured by reacting methanol and isobutylene. The ...
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The Biofuels FAQs: The Facts About Biofuels: Other Alcohols and Ethers
Back to top Methanol is commonly called “wood alcohol.” It can be made from biomass but is now chiefly made from natural gas ... , which plans to build as many as 80 coal-based methanol facilities. • Unlike grain alcohol, methanol is not suitable for drinking. Indeed, its toxicity has led to concern about its ...
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The Biofuels FAQs: Glossary
... boiler fuel Methanol - Alcohol containing one carbon atom per molecule, generally made from natural gas, with about half the energy density of gasoline, also known as ‘wood alcohol’ Methyl Esters - See ... , which is used in soaps and other products Volatility - Propensity of a fuel to evaporate Wood Alcohol - See ‘Methanol’ © 2007 Energy Future Coalition, All Rights Reserved
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A Student's Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Ethanol and Methanol
Never swallow any type of motor fuel. Methanol Methanol (sometimes called wood alcohol) can be made from various biomass resources like wood), as well as from coal. However, today nearly all methanol is ... have become quite popular with California fleets. Although some vehicles run on pure alcohol, FFVs operate on alcohol blends for two main reasons. Adding a small amount of gasoline improves the ...
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What is Gasahol all about? Can I use it in my vehicles?
Gasohol has higher octane, or antiknock, properties than gasoline and burns more slowly, coolly ...
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Is Methanol really a viable alternative fuel?
Methanol (better known as wood alcohol) methyl alcohol, or wood alcohol, CH3OH, a colorless, flammable liquid that is miscible with water in all proportions. Methanol is a monohydric alcohol. It melts at − ... denaturant for ethanol. Methanol is often called wood alcohol because it was once produced chiefly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood. It is now produced synthetically by ...
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EIv4#3: Transportation
Ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, is typically produced from plant-based materials such as corn or other grains. Methanol, known as wood alcohol ... similar service, generally has about 50 percent higher gas mileage than methanol. Currently, both alcohol fuels are most commonly used in the United States as a blend of unleaded ...
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Biodiesel
At least 200 milliliters (6.8 fl. oz) of methanol (Methyl Alcohol or "Wood" Alcohol). Methanol is widely available in 12 oz. quantities as "gas tank antifreeze" in auto parts ... carefully and make sure it says "contains methanol"! Many gas line antifreeze products contain isopropyl alcohol or "isopropanol" and will NOT work! Methanol is available in larger quantities as racing ...
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Renewable Energy - Biomass including wood, MSW, and biofuels, carbon cycle, photosynthesis
WOOD AND WOOD WASTE The most common form of biomass is wood. For thousands of years people have burned wood for heating and cooking. Wood ... the developing world. In the United States wood and waste (bark, sawdust, wood chips, and wood scrap) provide only about 2 percent ... cleaner burning fuels, producing fewer air pollutants. Ethanol is an alcohol fuel made from the sugars found in grains, such as corn ...
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