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A blogger, Dan Piller, writes about how green NASCAR is in his blog “NASCAR confirms move to E15 ethanol.” You would think that the cars are extremely tunes for pure power and racing so they would burn the most inefficient fuel in order to obtain the power, but it turns out to be quite different. Demand for crude oil as fuel as been dissolved with the use of ethanol fuel, which is produced from corn. NASCAR claims that ethanol fuel is not just to contribute to more efficient cars, but also adds a few extra horsepower to the cars.

Dan Piller informative blog caught my attention by being a little unexpected; not many people would expect a race car to be green. Piller has a very broad audience, and his article may even inform environmentalists that NASCAR is not completely inconsiderate about the environment.

(http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/10/17/nascar-confirms-move-to-e15-ethanol/)

 

How can you use this information in your life?

Ethanol has been an increasing alternate fuel. I will have to look more into the technology in order to determine that I may want to buy a car that supports using ethanol. I would not consider myself to be a die hard environmentalist, but I do like to know how much pollutants I contribute and if there is anyways on being more efficient

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