Snickers In Car's Engine

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Snickers in Car's Engine

What if gasoline, diesel and jet fuel could be made without oil and made instead with snickers candy bar? Let's first take experiment if sugar put into the gas tank.

Candy Bar / Sugar in Car Gas Tank

Science has long understood how ethanol is made by adding sugar to yeast. But now using the same basic biological processes, scientists can re-program the microbes to make something closer to gasoline. It's cutting-edge technology commonly known as "synthetic biology" and it will change the way we fuel any vehicle that now relies on oil -- at least that's the hope at Emeryville-based Amyris Biotechnologies.

Jack Newman, PhD, Amyris Biotechnologies VP: "Why are we making ethanol if we're trying to make a fuel? We should be making something that looks a lot more like gasoline. We should be making something that looks a lot more like diesel. And if you wanted to design, you name it, a jet fuel? We can make that too."

For some reason, there's a common rumor about sugar and gas that's been around for decades. Similarly if you put Snickers candy bar into someone's gas tank, you will disable the car and major damages even greater than same of sugar will occur with Snickers. Since snickers bar is the combination of sugar, chocolate, peanuts and caramel and all these ingreadients are highly reactive with gas so disastrous damages could occur.

Snickers bars are devoid of many of the things that jack up the energy cost of the average foods: meat, refrigeration, cooking, and restaurant operations. So I'd guess (just a guess) that it's closer to the average for, say, ethanol -- that is, there's slightly less fossil energy that goes into the Snickers bar than there is in the Snickers bar itself. That's just a guess, obviously; and (of course) some people believe that ethanol consumes more energy than it produces.

Think also about the kinetic energy given up when the car is brought to a stop by a) the brakes, where heat is created, presumably equal to the same candy car, or b) coasting to a stop (heat dissipating into the air, vs. the greater amount of heat generated in air friction to _keep_ the SUV rolling at the target speed).

And then consider that deceleration's effect on an immovable object you depict, a smaller car going the opposite direction, or a pedestrian. In every case, the SUV is brought to a stop, but in the last two cases, it decelerates part of the way to a stop with the counter-mass of the object collided with, and the rest by air or brakes. So the dead passengers or dead pedestrian were killed by less energy than a small candy bar?

Considering conversion on a universal basis, 280 "nutritional" calories amount to 280,000 calories; 1 calorie = 4.18400 joules; 1.11×10-17 kg of mass for every joule of heat. A submicroscopir speck of the Snickers Bar is the equivalent of its "chemical" energy. All forms of energy are not ...
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