Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ethanol plant with reduced emissions

These significant advances in ethanol production technology will reduce cost and environmental impact. -- Jeff Goettemoeller
The Times-Tribune - Ethanol plant a new breed:
by Elizabeth Piet -- 10/07/2007
"the facility will use 25 percent less thermal energy and 50 percent less water than existing U.S. ethanol plants, with the goal of eliminating both in the future."

1 comment:

c moe said...

The greatest problem with our energy / pollution crisis is not petroleum but, the blatant wastefulness of the how we use it!

Less than .05 cents out of every dollar you spend on gasoline starts you car and pushes you down the road? The rest of your $2.50 + per gallon fuels energy goes out the exhaust and radiator! Check it out for yourself.

The engine in your car or truck is likely a four-cycle engine with four to ten cylinders. Each cycle equals 180º of a circle. The four cycles are Intake, Compression, Power, Exhaust totaling 720º equaling two rotations before that cylinder is ready to fire again. Only the power stroke doses the work the rest are drag. The more cylinders in an engine the more drag. (Resistance to work) In the180º Power stroke the first 30º and the last 40ºare worthless for push. It’s like standing on a bicycle pedal. That leaves 110º of the Power stroke to do all the work!

110º ÷720º = 15.2 % of the each engines cylinder dose the work!

We loose about 6% additional from that 15.2% to the Drag in the operation of the engine through the alternator, water pump, oil pump, and barring friction.

15.2% - 6% = 9.2 % of the Mechanical Physics pushing your car or truck!

Thermal Energy of your Fuel

Engine design engineers agree that one third of the fuels thermal energy (Heat) is lost from the engine’s combustion through the radiator, and another third is lost through the exhaust leaving only one third to turn the crankshaft in each Power stroke!

9.2% ÷ 33% = 3.036% Is the over all efficiency given to the reciprocating car engine!

Allowing for variations the automotive engine efficiency of today is
about 5% maximum!
That is equivalent to .05 Cents of every dollar you spend at the pump for fuel!

Hear is a completely new approach to energy needs: