from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fuel consisting of a blend of ethyl alcohol and unleaded gasoline, especially a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline.
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- n. gasoline mixed with ethyl alcohol
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- n. a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
Ethanol then called "gasohol" first burst onto the charity scene during the 1970s energy crisis when Jimmy Carter and a Democrat-controlled Congress were eager to subsidize anything claimed to be an oil substitute.
Gasoline additives such as gasohol were developed at a time when cars had carburetors that were often adjusted too rich, resulting in incomplete combustion and pollution.
Herendeen argued that net energy analysis is particularly important for highly touted technologies such as gasohol and the solar power satellite which are subsidized with tax dollars and do appear to be near the energy break-even point.
In the United States, the use of alcohol in gasoline-ethanol mixtures, known as "gasohol," is subsidized.
When corn farmers began pushing "gasohol" as a potential new market in the late 1970's and early 1980's, state governments initiated rudimentary support measures, such as using it in some state fleet vehicles when available, or exempting it from state gas taxes.
"gasohol" and can also be blended to give satisfactory performance in machinery on the farm.
We sent Congress incentives for biomass and gasohol, a plan to streamline the licensing of nuclear power plants, additional incentives for solar power, and, later, a proposal for a synthetic-fuels corporation.
This may not be decisive, but it certainly could have as big of an impact as other proposals to reduce import dependence, like gasohol (a mixture of motor gasoline and ethanol from corn).
Cellulosic ethanol represents a huge potential market for Novozymes, whose enzymes play a role in everything from detergents to beer to gasohol.
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 & ndash; & ldquo; The conference agreement increases the present 5-cents-per-gallon excise tax exemption for alcohol fuels mixtures e.g., gasohol to 6 cents per gallon.
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