Alternatives to Petroleum
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- -incomplete forms of oil stored up in large rock
- -non renewable
What is the defenition of Coal Liquefaction?
Using a chemical process that changes solid coal into usuable liquid
Technology is readily available and the US has more coal than?
Coal Liquefaction is more__ than drilling and processing petroleum and still non __
What is the definition of Biodiesel?
Liquid fuel derived from plant matter or animal fats
Biodiesel is a __ source of energy
Sources of Biodiesel
- -Euphorbia plants
- -vegetable oil
- -Nuclear Power
What is the definition of Nuclear Power?
Radioactive material heats steam, pressurized steam turns a turbine, which creates electricity
Nuclear Power waste
6000-10000 lbs solid radioactive waste per year
Where is Geothermal located?
- -Volcanic hot spots
- -Sun, ground heated
What are (+) to Solar Power?
free, endless, no pollution
What are (-) to Solar Power?
$$$$, night time (no sun), clouds/winter
What are (+) to Wind Power?
What are (-) to Wind Power?
not always windy, $$ to build, dead birds, unsightly
What are (+) to Hydroelectric Power?
no pollution, water is free
What are (-) to Hydroelectric Power?
not good for the ecosystem, $$, river/space
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