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    Fossil Fuels

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    rely on fossil fuels to help with daily necessities such as delivering electricity, powering vehicles, and heating their homes. Fossil fuels have been widely used since the Industrial Revolution. Since then, the use of fossil fuels has greatly grown. Fossil fuels are any naturally occurring carbon-containing material that, when burned with air to produce heat or energy that can be converted into liquid fuels and other hydrocarbon (carbon bonded to hydrogen) products (Speight, James). There are three main types of fossil fuels, which can all be used for energy delivery: coal, oil, and natural gas. In 2012, fossil fuels made up about 87% of the world’s primary energy consumption. The most consumed fossil fuel was oil. Oil was consumed…

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    Challenges of fossil fuels 1. Not renewable energy Fossil fuels comprise of crude oil, coal and natural gas. It is not renewable and cannot be replaced. Plants and animals that existed millions of years ago became buried underneath the Earth’s surface. This formed as the fossil fuels. Since fossil fuels has limited supply, it can’t fulfil the world’s energy demand. Therefore, alternative energy source is needed to replace the fossil fuels. 2. Emission of carbon dioxide Combustion of fossil…

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    Diesel fuel are mostly transported by truck and pipeline. The pipeline for transporting biodiesel already exist in the America so new method of transportation is not necessary. While people are pondering about whether they should be using hydrogen or biodiesel fuel, transportation and cost are the biggest barrier in using hydrogen fuel. Firstly, the pipeline are not suitable for hydrogen fuel as hydrogen particles are small. This means that the existing method of transportation for biodiesel…

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    Ethanol Fuel Analysis

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    Ethanol Fuel? Recently, the percentage of ethanol in gasoline required has grown. The concern among US citizens of whether or not ethanol should be added to fuel has amplified and generated a controversy. One side of the argument claims ethanol is harmful to cars while the other suggest ethanol fuel reduces our carbon footprint. Two articles, Kukreja and West, discuss the advantages of ethanol in fuel and the article "The Disadvantages of Adding Ethanol to Your Fuel" (“The Disadvantages”)…

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    Fossil Fuels In America

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    Whether it be the gasoline our cars utilize or the electrical currents that power our phone, everyone uses energy in some form. Most of the time, the energy being used are fossil fuels, e.g., crude oil, natural gas, and coal. Despite the wide audience that reap the benefits that fossil fuels provide, they actually do more harm to the Earth than most people think. 85% of America’s fuel usage comes from fossil fuels. The usage of fossil fuels do provide immense amounts of energy throughout…

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    The Impact Of Fossil Fuels

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    America is currently at an energy crossroads. On one side, the country can lazily continue on its current path of disillusioned comfort with fossil fuels. However, oil, the fossil fuel we rely on most, has the shortest supply left and when it finally depletes it will take the country’s energy, economy, and environment. To avoid the catastrophic aftermath of the depletion of fossil fuels, the United States needs to change its path and abandon oil for a switch to clean renewable energy. The United…

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    Fossil Fuels Dinosaurs

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    Fossil fuels started millions of years ago before the dinosaurs first inhabited the Earth and formed from prehistoric plants and animals hundreds of million years ago. All the energy in oil, gas, and coal originally came from the sun, captured through photosynthesis (Trefil and Hazen 2013, p.53). Over time, rock, sand, and sediment concealed the organic matter and after some years it established huge quantities of fuels. These under the surface resources are still the main fuel source for…

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    Fossil Fuels Argument

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    Original Argument: Can Alternative Energy Really Replace Fossil Fuels? With our planet’s appearance changing rapidly, from the melting of the polar caps, to the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, we must recognize a cause for these issues. Many are quick to point fingers at fossil fuels, which are currently our main source of energy. These people demand a switch to alternative energy options, such as biofuels, solar, nuclear energy, and wind energy. Supporters of alternative energy believe that…

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    Advantages Of Fuel Pump

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    What is Fuel Pump? This is the device that takes fuel from the fuel tank and delivers it as per the demands of the engine. So the fuel is drawn from the tank and propelled into the internal combustion engine through the fuel pump. If the fuel pump is working effectively, the car will run properly. Mechanical Fuel Pumps Before the extensive adoption of electronic fuel injection, most of the carburetted automotive engines had mechanical fuel pumps that are also known as “puller pumps”. These had…

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    Fossil Fuels Essay

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    The problems associated with the use of fossil fuels as the worlds primary source of energy will have to be addressed sometime during my life time. Fossil fuels are not only very limited, the impact that this energy source is having on the environment will force the entire world to change our way of life. The primary byproduct of the use of oil is CO2, this release of CO2 into the atmosphere is causing what we know as global warming. As the levels of CO2 in our atmosphere increases heat that…

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