Stars in Hybrid Cars: Bioelectricity Better Than Ethanol and Fossil Fuel

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Stars just love doing anything ‘green’. Many celebs like Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Ellen DeGeneres are known for driving battery powered hybrid cars. They are on the expensive side, but they are well worth it to save the planet. Here’s why…

Slashdot.org reports that ‘Carnegie Institute for Science’ scientists  say that using ‘Bioelectricity’ (battery powered) is a better bet than using ‘Ethanol’ (farm corn and switchgrass cellulose) to power cars in the long run. When the scientists compared which of the two energies lasted longer in driving distance, Bioelectricity lasts 80% longer than Ethanol.

Biofuels such as Ethanol offer an alternative to petroleum for powering our cars, but growing energy crops to produce them can compete with food crops for farmland, and clearing forests to expand farmland will aggravate the climate change problem.
Bioelectricity is said to also double the greenhouse gas offsets to mitigate (less harsh) climate change.

Soon enough we’ll all be driving affordable battery powered micro cars. Plug N Go! Zoom!