Epilogue: Rational Exuberance for Renewable Energy

  • Srinivasan Sunderasan
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Ethanol as a fuel/fuel-blend has been a success story in Brazil and select other countries; ethanol is an octane enhancer and fuel-ethanol blends help reduce hydrocarbon, carbon-di-oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. In addition such fuels reduce emissions of benzene and butadiene, sulphur-dioxide and particulate matter. In summary, ethanol’s credentials as a fuel additive with superior environmental outcomes are unchallenged. Sale of ethanol also represents an additional stream of cash-flows for the sugar mills that produce it. However, besides being a fuel additive, ethanol finds application in several other industry sectors, with the potable alcohol segment being among the largest consumers.


Wind Turbine Wind Farm Marginal Price Nitrogen Oxide Emission Grid Parity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Srinivasan Sunderasan
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  1. 1.Verdurous Solutions Private LimitedKuvempunagar, Mysore India

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