Renewable Fuels

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With easy-to-read text, full-color photos, and captivating graphics, this book examines the background, pros and cons, and future of renewable fuels. Readers will learn about corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, landfill gas, and methane digesters. These fuels, including E85 and soy biodiesel, are compared and contrasted with widely used fossil fuels. The process of turning grains into ethanol is broken down into easy-to-follow steps, and the role of ethanol in the carbon cycle is simplified in an illustrated diagram. Environmental topics such as pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and global warming are also introduced. In addition, a colorful timeline highlights advances in renewable fuels. Informative sidebars, bold glossary terms, and an index accompany engaging text and interactive graphic elements.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037020, JNF051100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, Technology
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-01-09
Item No 8808-6
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 621.042
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116626
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0

Author: Jill C. Wheeler

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