UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment Question Bank Environment Management

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    Read the following statements regarding using ethanol as fuel.
    i. Ethanol is can be produced from sugarcane, maize, and wheat
    ii. Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme was launched in January 2009.
    iii. Ethanol can be only be blended with diesel.
    Choose the correct option.

    A) i and iii             

    B) ii and iii

    C) i and ii              

    D) only i

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Ethanol can be used as automobile fuel which is produced from sugarcane, maize, wheat, etc., It can be mixed with gasoline to form different blends. As the ethanol molecule contains oxygen, it allows the engine to more completely combust the fuel, resulting in fewer emissions and thereby reducing the occurrence of environmental pollution. Since ethanol is produced from plants that harness the power of the sun, ethanol is also considered as renewable fuel. Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme was launched in January, 2003 which aimed to promote the use of alternative and environment friendly fuels and to reduce import dependency for energy requirements.

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