Persuade audience to use ethanol listing advantages and disadvantages compared to petrol in terms of efficiency and as a renewable source of energy

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Clean Green Fighting Machine

If there was ever a time, more in need of a non polluting fuel

So, have you heard of the green house effect? Ever seen one of those shows on TV about global warming and how the oceans will rise? Just thought it would go away? Or if it was that critical the government would step in? No wrong again. It's all up to us and I have the answer for you.

Ethanol, an alternative fuel that's made from a range of renewable sources including corn, barley, soy bean and sugar cane in a production process that is all about no waste, as the two biggest by-products created in the production of ethanol is carbon dioxide, which most ethanol plants, clean, compress then sell for use in carbonate beverages or in the flash freezing of meat, and the second is distillers grain, which is high in protein and other nutrients and is highly valued for live stock.

Compared to petrol ethanol is a cleaner burning fuel that emits 37% the amount of carbon dioxide, the main contributor to global climate change, than that of normal fuel.

In case your thinking about warranties, nearly all manufactures allow 10% ethanol mixtures, so you can be assured that damage to your car is very unlikely and with reports from Brazil that some cars their run on 100% ethanol we really don't have to worry and should do our bit to help and run all our cars on ethanol mixtures to. If your unsure about your warranty check your owners manual.

Using this alternative fuel there is a small power decrease, only about 2-3% but if your keen to do your part there is a small amount of modifications that can be carried out to have your car fit...