01 Aug '11, 2pm

Tequila Could Power Cars: Yes, you read the title correctly. Ethanol from agave plants has the potential t...

Tequila Could Power Cars: Yes, you read the title correctly. Ethanol from agave plants has the potential t...

Yes, you read the title correctly. Ethanol from agave plants has the potential to be used for powering vehicles. Normally it powers the lowering of inhibitions and silly behavior, not to mention some wicked hangovers, but researchers are also exploring the possibility of using ethanol from agave plants in deserts, because burning it in combustion engines produces less emissions than gasoline. (Another type of liquor, whiskey, will some day be used as a biofuel in Scotland to fuel passenger vehicles.) One of the main issues with the production of biofuels is the use, or really misuse of croplands. Growing crops to create biofuels is not sensible because the energy required for their growing and harvesting is greater than the energy generated by them. Another issue is using cropland that could be used for growing food, for biofuel production. In the case of agave use for eth...

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