Toyota wants to create with some project partners a more efficient production of Ethanol. Key data are 33 Cent production cost
What are 200 millionen litre Ethanol?
What are 200 million litre Ethanol? Ethanol has 5.87 kWh per litre, gasoline 8.9 kWh per litre. So for the same amount of energy 51% more litre ethanol than gasoline. A car needing 6 litre gasoline needs 9 litres ethanol. Referring to 15000 km a year are 200 million litre the supply for 150,000 cars.
200 million litre ethanol per year with solar electric power
Instead of 6 litre gasoline, 9 litre ethanol, a middle class car can also drive with 15 kWh electric power. This would be for 150,000 cars and 15000 km a year 337.6 GWh. In Germany is a photovoltaic with 2.4 kW peak enough to produce the amount of electricity to drive such a car needs for 15,000 km a year. A little bit more south are 2 kW enough for the supply of a car.
When the whole project should supply 150,000 cars, this are 300 MW photovoltaic. This is 3 weeks of the current photovoltaic world production. It should be until 2015. In 6 years can a 50 MW/year factory produce the modules, supplying 2015 this 150.000 cars.
200 million litre ethanol per year in wind power
Usual are in the present 5 MW wind power plants. 32 of this windmills are enough. 160 MW installed wind power. In the year 2008 was the worldwide production 27,056 MW wind power power plants. 160 MW as equivalent to this ethanol projects are 0,6% of this. A little bit more than 2 days of the wind power plant world production.