Fuel compatibilities

Essay by Lebchica86University, Bachelor'sA-, February 2010

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Electing whether to support the development of fossil fuel alternatives or not should be an uncomplicated choice to make. The supporting evidence is that there is a predicament with the world's dependency on oil, a non-renewable energy source. This confirms that we must procure an efficient and effective alternative. There are currently many substitute resources that have been in development for decades. These include, but are not limited to innovations such as: solar, wind, hydro-electrical, nuclear, hydrogen, coal, natural gas, and ethanol. All of these are noble attempts at concocting an alternative to oil, but all fall short at the task of actually replacing oil all together. There are many benefits to the abundance of alternative fuel sources that are available today, however their downfalls make them a waste of time to consider as a plausible answer to the looming dilemma of the planet's current oil dependency. What is needed is an inspiration that will quickly replace oil needs and is able to grow to support the increasing appetite of the modern world.

It is plain to see that what is needed is an unconventional resource that can not only provide electrical power as a fuel, but this alternative must also become a replacement for oil in chemical by-products like plastics and rubber. Alternative fuels are definitely vital to the future of mankind; however, we must continue research until the appropriate discovery is made.

Our modern lifestyles are governed by several different energy sources. While scientists are hard at work trying to figure out more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of generating this energy, there are some fuels that we just can't do without for the time being. Conventional sources of energy are ones that have been with us for a while, and people use them every day, both at...