Ethanol is widely used as a component in gasoline. Ethanol can be produced from various crops, with corn as the usual production supply in the United States. General Motors promotes their flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) that are capable of burning either gasoline or E85 ethanol-85%/gasoline-15% blend.
Use marginal analysis data to support your position to defend or dismantle the following statement.
Ethanol is a viable alternative to gasoline.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:07 am ad1c9bdddf
Ethanol is a viable alternative to gasoline.
While it is in effect a fact that ethanol is a crucial component in the preparation of gasoline, the aspect of it being a viable alternative to gasoline is highly relative. From a marginal analysis point of view, it would help by delving into the additional benefits of ethanol that would make it a better option to gasoline. From a corporate point of view, marginal analysis is usually utilized in assisting management during decision making and knowing ways in which they can maximize their firms' profits (Definition of Marginal Analysis, 2011).
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Ethanol and gasoline marginal analysis are examined. The expert dismantles the statement "Ethanol is a viable alternative to gasoline."
Biology and Society
Please help with the following questions.
Chapter 2: Biology and Society, Question 14, p.34-
? One solution to the problem of acid precipitation caused by emissions from power plants is to use nuclear power to produce electricity. The proponents of nuclear power contend that it is the only way that the United States can increase its energy production while reducing air pollution, because nuclear power plants emit little or no acid-precipitation-causing pollutants. What are some of the benefits of nuclear power? What are the possible costs and dangers? Do you think we ought to increase our use of nuclear power to generate electricity? Why or why not? If a new power plant were to be built near your home, would you prefer it to be a coal-burning or nuclear plant? Why?
Chapter 3: Biology and Society, Question 15, p.53-
? Each year, industrial chemists develop and test thousands of new organic compounds for use as pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, and weed killers. In what ways are these chemicals useful and important to us? In what ways can they be harmful? Is your general opinion of pesticides positive or negative? What influences have shaped your feelings about these chemicals?
Chapter 4: Biology and Society, Question 12, p.71-
? Doctors at a university medical center removed John Moore's spleen, which is standard treatment for his type of leukemia. The disease did not recur. Researchers kept the spleen cells alive in a nutrient medium. They found that some of the cells produced a blood protein that showed promise as a treatment for cancer and AIDS. The researchers patented the cells. The U. S. Supreme Court ruled against Moore, stating that his lawsuit "threatens to destroy the economic incentive to conduct important medical research." Moore argued that the ruling left patients "vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of the state." Do you think Moore was treated fairly? Is there anything else you would like to know about this case that might help decide?
Chapter 5: Biology and Society, Question 14, p.87-
? Lead acts as an enzyme inhibitor, and it can interfere with the development of the nervous system. One manufacturer of lead-acid batteries instituted a "fetal protection policy" that banned female employees of childbearing age from working in areas where they might be exposed to high levels of lead. Under the policy, women were involuntarily transferred to lower-paying jobs in lower-risk areas. A group of employees challenged the policy in court, claiming that it deprived women of job opportunities available to men. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the policy illegal. Nonetheless, many people are uncomfortable about the "right" to work in an unsafe environment. What rights and responsibilities of employers, employees, and government agencies are in conflict in this situation? Whose responsibility should it be to determine what makes a safe environment and who should it be to determine what makes a safe environment and who should or should not work there? What criteria should be used to decide?
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