ENERGY CONTENT OF SOME FUELS
- 1 Gallon of Gasoline contains 124,000 BTUs
- 1 Gallon of E85 Ethanol contains 84,000 BTUs (72% of gasoline)
- 1 Gallon of Fuel Oil (Heating) contains 140,000 BTUs
- 1 Gallon of LNG contains 75,000 BTUs
- 1 Ton of coal contains 20,000,000 BTUs
- 100 Cubic Feet of Natural Gas (Therm) contains 102,000 BTUs
- 100 Cubic Feet of Hydrogen contains 32,500 BTUs
- 100 Cubic Feet of Propane contains 250,000 BTUs
- 1 Cord of Hardwood Contains 24,000,000 BTUs
- 1 Cord of Softwood Contains 15,000,000 BTUs
- 1 Cubic foot of Hydrogen at atmospheric pressure = 319 BTU
- 1 Square foor of Sunshine in space contains 428 BTU/Hr or 127 Watts/Hr
- 1 Square foot of Sunshine on earth (US average) contains 298 BTU/Hr
- 1 Gallon of gasoline equals 126.67 cu ft of Natural Gas (Methane)
- 1 Gallon of Gasoline equals 33.7 KWh of electricity.
- 1.012 kg (2.2lb) of Hydrogen equals 1 gallon of gasoline.
- 1kg of hydrogen compressed to 2200 PSI takes 2.8 Cu Ft of volume.
---- A couple of energy Equivalents ----
- A Boeing 747-400 burns aproximately 5 Gal of fuel per mile
- An F-14 Tomcat at full throttle burns 80 Gal of fuel per Minute
- A top Fuel Dragster gets the equivalent of 1/18 MPG (18Gal/Mile)
- The fuel pump on that same Top Fuel car pumps 65 GPM
- The average US household uses 92 Million BTUS of Energy per Year (2001)
- 48% of this countrys electricity is produced by coal. 20% is Nuclear
- 18% of electric production is from natural gas, and 11% is Hydroelectric
- 7% of our Total energy comes from renewable resources -
- 40% of ALL the energy we use comes from petroleum
- Energy required for 1 Galaxy Class Warp drive: 4,857 Quadrillion BTUs/Minute
ABOUT THE BTU
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree F. This is the standard measurement used to state the amount of energy that a fuel has as well as the amount of output of any heat generating device. In the context of heating devices the output is normally express in BTUs 'per hour' (BTU/h). The BTU has largely been replaced by the Joule in scientific circles. It is still widely used however when comparing fuels, and in various industries.
A BTU is a fixed amount, or quantity, of energy. BTUs 'per hour' (BTU/h) is a measure of the amount of work done.
- 1 BTU = 1055 Joules
- 1 BTU = 252 calories
- 1 BTU = Amount in 1 Wood Match
- 1 KWH = 3414 BTUs
- 1 KW = 56.9 BTU/Minute
- 1 Watt = 3.414 BTU/H