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# What is the BTU of ethanol?

## What is the BTU of ethanol?

How are GGE and DGE values determined?

Fuel Energy Content* Quantity of Fuel in 1 GGE
Ethanol (E100) 76,330 Btu/gallon 1.52 gallon
Ethanol (E85)** 88,258 Btu/gallon 1.32 gallon
Electricity*** 3,414 Btu/kilowatt hour (kWh) 34.00 kWh
Propane 84,250 Btu/gallon 1.38 gallon

What burns hotter alcohol or gasoline?

Some people have reported engines overheating when ethanol blends are used, suggesting that ethanol burns “hotter.” This is a bit mysterious since ethanol contains less energy per unit volume than gasoline, and the flame temperature of ethanol is more than 40°C cooler than gasoline.

How much energy does it take to make a gallon of ethanol?

Additional treatment and energy are required to produce the 99.8 percent pure ethanol for mixing with gasoline. o Adding up the energy costs of corn production and its conversion to ethanol, 131,000 BTUs are needed to make 1 gallon of ethanol. One gallon of ethanol has an energy value of only 77,000 BTU.

### How many BTUs are in a gallon of liquid natural gas?

Natural Gas has 1,030 BTUs per cubic foot. 135 Cubic feet equals the heat content of one gallon of oil. Kerosene has 131,890 BTUs per gallon.

How many BTUs is jet fuel?

135,000 Btu
Jet fuel = 135,000 Btu/gallon.

Can a car run on pure alcohol?

And yes, a vehicle could run on 100% Ethanol as long as the fuel delivery was modified to compensate for it. In previous years, a carbureted engine could be modified with larger jets to run on alcohol. High compression engines benefit most from running on alcohol.

## Does alcohol make more power than gas?

An equal quantity of alcohol fuel contains much less BTU’s than gasoline, but when the fuel/air ratio is correct, alcohol produces more power and is a better fuel for racing or high performance applications than gasoline, even though it takes about twice as much fuel.

How much does a gallon of ethanol cost?

Energy

Name Price Unit
Ethanol 2.22 USD per Gallon
Heating Oil 57.59 USD per 100 Liter
Coal 133.35 USD per Ton
RBOB Gasoline 2.32 USD per Gallone

How much sugar does it take to make a gallon of ethanol?

E-Fuel explains that it takes about 10-14 pounds of sugar to make one gallon of ethanol.

### How many BTU’s are in a gallon of gasoline?

1 Btu factors are for end-use consumption in 2020 from Monthly Energy Review, April 2021, excluding wood; preliminary data. 2 Finished motor gasoline sold at retail in the United States, including fuel ethanol content.

How many BTU’s are in one pound of water?

British Thermo Unit. The quantity of heat to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Coal BTU’s 1 lb. ~12,500 1 Ton ~25,000,000 Electricity BTU’s 1 KW/hr 3,413 OIL BTU’s 1 Gal. #1 Fuel 136,000 1 Gal. #2 Fuel 138,500 1 Gal. #3 Fuel 141,000 1 Gal. #5 Fuel 148,500 1 Gal. #6 Fuel 152,000 Gas BTU’s 1 lb. of Butane 21,300

How many BTU are in 1 lb of butane?

Gas. BTU’s. 1 lb. of Butane. 21,300. 1 Gal. of Butane. 102,600. 1 Cu. Ft. of Butane. 3,260. 1 Cu. Ft. of Manufactured Gas.

If we add the amount of energy currently used in grow- ing corn on the average farm to the amount of energy used to make ethanol in the average processing plant today, the total is 81,090 BTUs per gallon (Table 1, Column 1).

## How many BTU’s are in a gallon of ethanol?

A gallons of unleaded regular contains about 119,000 BTUs. As a result, a standard barrel (42 gallons) of ethanol is worth about 28 gallons of gasoline. ethanol energy content (LHV) = 11,500 Btu/lb = 75,700 Btu/gallon = 26.7 GJ/t = 21.1 MJ/liter. HHV for ethanol = 84,000 Btu/gallon = 89 MJ/gallon = 23.4 MJ/liter

What is the BTU content of a fuel?

BTU Content of Common Fuels British Thermo Unit. The quantity of heat to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Coal BTU’s 1 lb. ~12,500 1 Ton ~25,000,000 Electricity BTU’s 1 KW/hr 3,413 OIL BTU’s 1 Gal. #1 Fuel 136,000 1 Gal. #2 Fuel 138,500 1 Gal. #3 Fuel 141,000 1 Gal. #5 Fuel 148,500 1 Gal. #6 Fuel 152,000 Gas

British Thermo Unit. The quantity of heat to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Coal BTU’s 1 lb. ~12,500 1 Ton ~25,000,000 Electricity BTU’s 1 KW/hr 3,413 OIL BTU’s 1 Gal. #1 Fuel 136,000 1 Gal. #2 Fuel 138,500 1 Gal. #3 Fuel 141,000 1 Gal. #5 Fuel 148,500 1 Gal. #6 Fuel 152,000 Gas BTU’s 1 lb. of Butane 21,300

How many BTU are in a gallon of propane?

Sample Btu conversion factors Energy source/fuel Physical units and Btu 1 Heating oil 1 gallon = 138,500 Btu 4 Propane 1 gallon = 91,452 Btu Wood 1 cord = 20,000,000 Btu 5

Ruth Doyle