The Future for Ethanol


Students learn to assess the potential of ethanol as an alternative fuel and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use

Ethanol as a fuel: Advantages and Disadvantages

There has been a great deal of dicussion about whether ethanol can make a good alternative fuel or not. On one hand, it has been used successfully on a small scale for many years; on the other, it is appears that some of the benefits are illusory and that it may be difficult to scale up production to the quantities required for wide-spread use.

So amongst all this, where does the truth lie? Read on and decide for yourself.