One of the products of burning fossil fuel is CO2
, a "greenhouse gas" thought to contribute to global warming. Probably the wrong forum for this, but it's semi-fish related and it's 3:30 AM so bear with me. I'm still researching that DIY CO2
project, and was thinking about the products of fermentation--ethanol and CO2
. Then I got to thinking, isn't ethanol touted by environmentalists as a "cleaner burning fuel"? So I got sidetracked and started looking up ethanol production methods. It seems that ethanol itself may be cleaner burning, but in order to produce that ethanol, a lot of CO2
is created. There is also CO2
created when it is burned. I find myself wondering if the net amount of CO2
released is comparable to burning gasoline.
OK, back to my research now, enough procrastination.