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Living Environment Regents August 2010 Question 50 PDF Print E-mail
NYS Living Environment Regents August 2010

Biofuels are carbon-neutral: the carbon dioxide released during combustion is initially extracted from the atmosphere during photosynthesis, thus there is zero net greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuels also contributes to the reduction in the release of volatile organic compounds, as the addition of ethanol gasoline oxygenates the fuel mixture so it burns more completely. Ethanol also rids the use of harmful lead.

Since biofuels come from plants, they are biodegradable and non-toxic. Thus, biofuel spillages are not as harmful as fossil fuel spillages.


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