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Definition of "ethanol" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ethanol" in a sentence
  • "Continuing our nation's investment in ethanol is one way we can challenge our global competitors."
  • "Corn-based ethanol is economically inefficient and the US does not have the climate, or many climatic areas, where sugar cane can can be grown cheaply and efficiently enough to provide sugar cane-based ethanol, which is seven times more efficient than corn-based."
  • "Some studies that contend that ethanol is a net energy loser include (incorrectly) the energy of the sun used to grow a feedstock in ethanol’s energy balance, which misses the fundamental point that the sun’s energy is free."