What are alternative fuels?
Alternatives fuels are fuels that are not made from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).
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Answer . Yes alternative fuels work great. For example bio-diesel is mixing diesel fuel with cooking oil. Works great when you buy the converter kit, but is costly at the current time due to low manufacturing. If you do not get cooking oil free from say a McDonalds or someplace like that it go…es bout $8.00 per gallon. Check back in a few years and this might be cheaper than gas the way prices are going now. ( Full Answer )
Some well known alternative fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, butanol, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), hydrogen, methane, natural gas, vegatable oil, peanut oil, and biomass.
Answer . yeast can be used to ferment starch, the result alcohol can be used as fuel
There is a source of energy that is more friendly to the environment that has not been looked into yet such as using the force from the waves to power everything that fossil fuels are being used currently to power and you could use wind power as well to make a better alternative to fossil fuels
An organization of economic and political union of some of the countries of Europe. .
yes, there are tons of alternative fuels besides oil. i am doing a research project right now in my English class on alternative fuels. so far, i have found biomass fuels, biodiesel, natural gas, alcohol, and french fry oil. hope you can search farther into what you have learned from me....
In the pageant of competing clean fuel, synthetic fuels come in last place. Although only slightly better than fossil fuels, they may work as a transition fuel since they can be blended with gas or diesel to produce lower levels of pollutants. With gas pipelines already in the ground, another transi…tion fuel is natural gas. Both natural gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) produce fewer emissions and are clean-burning fuels that don't threaten soils or ground or surface water. Biogas is another semi-clean fuel that can be blended with hydrogen to create fewer emissions. Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) can be blended with biodiesel to reduce emissions, but burning 100% biodiesel may release excess nitrogen oxides, and fossil fuels are used in the production process. ( Full Answer )
1.solar energy 2.electricity 3.fuel cells 4. methanol 5. ethanol 6. biodiesel Bio-Diesel Bio-Diesel is a kind of diesel fuel derived from vegetable oil and animal fat. It is an alkyl ester which is obtained by trans-esterification of vegetable oil using ethyl alcohol. It is often us…ed in a blended form along with the normal diesel. So, currently it is mostly used as a diesel fuel additive. This blending of bio-diesel with normal diesel, reduces emission of pollutants. It has excellent lubrication properties. It is being widely introduced all around the world in every form of locomotive. Bio-Alcohol Alcohol derived from plant sources can be used as an effective alternative to fossil fuel. Ethanol, Butanol, Methanol and Propanol are the alcohols of interest which can be used as fuels. These four types of alcohol can be easily derived from biological sources. They have properties which make them useful as fuels in automobile engines. In fact, Butanol is very similar to gasoline and has a comparable energy density! Methanol and ethanol have high octane rates. Ethanol can be produced from sugar fermentation and is indeed widely produced around the world, now as an alternative fuel. Hydrogen The properties of liquid Hydrogen, make it an ideal candidate for use as an alternative to fossil fuel. In normal conditions of temperature and pressure, molecular Hydrogen has a peaceful co-existence with oxygen and does not burn without input of extra energy. Hydrogen fuel cells have been developed which use molecular Hydrogen as an effective form of alternative fuel. The Hydrogen Fuel cell, convert chemical energy contained in a Hydrogen molecule, to electrical energy. The major advantage of Hydrogen as alternative fuel is, that its unit mass contains 2.8 times the energy contained in the same mass of gasoline. Hydrogen powered cars are already a reality but the problem lies in the cost of production. Until that cost is brought down, this technology is not commercially viable. Liquid Nitrogen Liquid Nitrogen based cars have been developed using nitrogen powered internal combustion engines. Regenerative braking technology, which stores the impulse generated through braking, uses liquid nitrogen as fuel. A liquid nitrogen car is much like an electric car in its circuitry, except that the batteries are replaced by liquid nitrogen fuel tanks. Vegetable Oil Diesel engines have been run on fuel which is a blend of processed vegetable oil and normal diesel. It has been tested as a fuel and is found to be an eco-friendly alternative. These are some of the alternatives to fossil fuels, available currently. The list is short but certainly promising! In the future, more and more such alternatives will be made available, as the new promising technologies like hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid car technology is made more affordable. By promoting the use of these alternatives to fossil fuels, we can make our world a greener and a safer place to live! ( Full Answer )
Hi,. The Germans have really taken off when it comes to renewable fuel sources, and have become one of the major players in the alternative energy game. Under the aegis of the nations electricity feed laws, the German people set a world record in 2006 by investing over $10 billion (US) in research,… development, and implementation of wind turbines, biogas power plants, and solar collection cells. Germanys 'feed laws' permit the German homeowners to connect to an electrical grid through some source of renewable energy and then sell back to the power company any excess energy produced at retail prices. This economic incentive has catapulted Germany into the number-one position among all nations with regards to the number of operational solar arrays, biogas plants, and wind turbines. The 50-terawatt hours of electricity produced by these renewable energy sources account for 10% of all of Germanys energy production per year. In 2006 alone, Germany installed 100,000 solar energy collection systems. Over in the US, the BP corporation has established an Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) to spearhead extensive new research and development efforts into clean burning renewable energy sources, most prominently biofuels for ground vehicles. BPs investment comes to $50 million (US) per year over the course of the next decade. This EBI will be physically located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The University is in partnership with BP, and it will be responsible for research and development of new biofuel crops, biofuel-delivering agricultural systems, and machines to produce renewable fuels in liquid form for automobile consumption. The University will especially spearhead efforts in the field of genetic engineering with regard to creating the more advanced biofuel crops. The EBI will additionally have as a major focal point technological innovations for converting heavy hydrocarbons into pollution-free and highly efficient fuels. Also in the US, the battle rages on between Congress and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). The GEAs Executive Director Karl Gawell has recently written to the Congress and the Department of Energy, the only way to ensure that DOE and OMB do not simply revert to their irrational insistence on terminating the geothermal research program is to schedule a congressional hearing specifically on geothermal energy, its potential, and the role of federal research. Furthermore, Gawell goes on to say that recent studies by the National Research Council, the Western Governors Association Clean Energy Task Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all support expanding geothermal research funding to develop the technology necessary to utilize this vast, untapped domestic renewable energy resource. Supporters of geothermal energy, such as this writer, are amazed at the minuscule amount of awareness that the public has about the huge benefits that research and development of the renewable alternative energy source would provide the US, both practically and economically. Geothermal energy is already less expensive to produce in terms of kilowatt-hours than the coal that the US keeps mining. Geothermal energy is readily available, sitting just a few miles below our feet and easily accessible through drilling. One company, Ormat, which is the third largest geothermal energy producer in the US and has plants in several different nations, is already a billion-dollar-per-year business--geothermal energy is certainly economically viable. . Srinivas Kasulla. 9869179601. Mumbai ( Full Answer )
Wind energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, corn and switchgrass ethanol, biodeisel, geothermal, natural gas, clean coal, and others
caleb is a weirdoAlternative fuel is a very broad category, but generally, an alternative would be a negative thing if it:. Took more resources to produce. Produced more harmful emissions/by-products. Was too dangerous for general use. Required an increase in shipping or other transportation
Currently, electric cars seem to be the most practical cars. In the future, algae based fuel could also be put into use, but would still produce carbon emissions.
i think that's she thinks is why do they have to have alternative fuels that's just watse of time
There are some initiatives to find alternatives to fossil fuels for kerosene and jet fuel. From the wikipedia entry on jet fuel.... ________________________________________________ . Green Flight International flew the World's first jet aircraft on 100% biofuel. The flight from Nevada's Reno… - Stead airport was in a single engine L-29 piloted by Carol Sugars and Douglas Rodante.. Boeing and Air New Zealand are collaborating with leading Brazilian biofuels maker Tecbio and Aquaflow Bionomic of New Zealand and other jet biofuel developers around the world. . Virgin Atlantic successfully tested a biofuel blend made from 20% babassu nuts and coconut and 80% conventional jet fuel fed to a single engine on a 747 flight from London to Amsterdam. . Oil prices increased about fivefold from 2003-2008, raising fears that world petroleum production is becoming unable to keep up with demand. The near-total dependency on petroleum for aviation fuel adds extra urgency to the search for alternatives: twenty-five airlines went bust or stopped operations in the first six months of 2008 and more could fold as fuel prices soar, IATA warned .. Jet biofuels in practice. Virgin Atlantic flew a Boeing 747-400 in early 2008 with one engine operating on a 20% biofuel mix of babassu oil and coconut oil . Air New Zealand will fly a Boeing 747-400 with one of four engines on a biofuel/kerosene mix in 2008/2009 . Continental Airlines will fly a Boeing 737 on 3rd generation biofuel in 2009. . _________________________________________________ ( Full Answer )
Renewable energy (solar, wind, water, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass and biofuel).
biogas (methane produced from decomposing organic matter - pig farms) . biodiesel (oil made from organic material) . ethanol (alcohol made from vegetation) . hydrogen (but it's difficult to store and expensive to produce) . electricity (but we need more efficient batteries) . compressed air… (but it uses electricity to compress it) . pedal power (all the passengers pedalling at once might work) ( Full Answer )
Driving cars that use petrol & diesel has a significant impact on the environment. The every day use of cars across the UK produces a massive amount of carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas and a recognised cause of global warming. Not only does using petrol & diesel have a major impact on the en…vironment, but oil supplies won't last forever. Some estimates are that existing oil supplies may run out in the next 50 years! Certainly, the amount of oil available is limited as it takes millions of years to be produced in nature. As a result, it's important to look at alternative sustainable fuels in order to protect our future. ( Full Answer )
Hydrogen fuels could be an alternative if we come to a point wherewe can solve all the dangerous problems with hydrogen. Hydrogenfuels would be a good alternative but at this point and timehydrogen is way to unstable, so for now electric and ethanol arethe way to go for an alternate fuel source.
Qatar uses Gas to liquids (GTL) fuel, GTL is a semi-synthetic type of fuel, it contains a 50-50 blend of both conventional jet fuel and GTL, it can be used without any modification to the engine or aircraft needed.
An alternative fuel is a fuel one could use besides the standard or common fuels, like gasoline.
hydro energy.Nuclear energy, solar energy, wind energy tide and thermal energy are a few that come to mind.
A fuel which is clean meaning that it does not produce CO2. Alternative fuels usually contain at least 85% of or more of ethanol, natural gas, compressed natural gas, LNG, LPG and hydrogen.. These include biodiesel,. bioalcohols (methanol, ethanol, and butanol),. non fossil- methane from land fil…ls. chemicaly stored electricity from batteries and fuel cells ( Full Answer )
because it is not in the interest of big oil companies, who donate generously to political campaigns, nuff said
Moving toward to renewable energy is one of the many alternatives to burning fossil fuel. Renewable energy (which includes solar, wind, water, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, ocean currents, biomass, biofuel) can produce electricity more than enough to power our current and fut…ure lifestyle, without polluting the planet and causing global warming. There are several other alternatives to burning fossil fuels that could also be considered. Nuclear Fission already produces a substantial share of the world's energy needs. Research continues into Nuclear Fusion and many are confident that it will soon be a technology we can harness with very small environmental impact. The term Alternative Technologies in power generation also applies to other ways of improving the environmental impact of burning fossil fuel in power stations. A good example of this is Carbon Capture and Storage . Another is Trigeneration , which uses the heat from combustion to produce electricity AND provide heating and cooling for the building in which the facility is installed. Hydrogen is being studied as a means of storing energy and producing power cleanly when required, but it can't be considered an energy source as we can't "mine" Hydrogen. Waste To Energy is also being considered, but maybe that should not be considered "renewable" just on principle! A key barrier to the widespread adoption to some of the renewable energy sources is intermittency: The sun only shines during the day, and sometimes the wind stops. Development of Storage technologies like molten salt, flywheels and batteries will greatly help! ( Full Answer )
Depends on what you mean. It's not a renewable fuel, so if you're worried about greenhous gasses, and the oil running out - then gasoline isn't an alternative fuel.
Well sort of the fuel pump is in the middle of the car and the alternator is in the front or back depending on what type of car you have.
Of the fossil fuels, natural gas emits less carbon dioxide than oil (though the gas itself, methane, is a powerful greenhouse gas and there are serious leakage problems with its use). Any of the renewable sources of energy are better than oil. Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro etc, all have zero gre…enhouse gas emissions. ( Full Answer )
Biofuels all have some degree of viability. However, there are situations where they may prove to be less than ideal, such as in particularly cold temperatures, where they're particularly vulnerable to gelling.
To what?? Try and put some propane in your car's petrol tank and you might find your answer for that case.
Because our present sources are running out, the majority of which are fossil fuels, and are adding to global warming and climate change. A: Because the US dependence upon foreign oil is having adverse effects on the US economy and the climate. If we can develop an alternative, then we have mor…e control on oil prices and less dependency on other nations. ( Full Answer )
its when it becomes hard to find, thus more expensive and scarce. As for alternatives its Hyrogen. And that's it. Forget about bio fuels as we (the people of the world) need the space, crops and resources ie water for ourselves. No point of being able to drive to the shops when you are hung…ry if they have no food. Unless you eat alge and plankton. Bon Appetit. ( Full Answer )
Alternative fuels can be better in that they are generally cleaner than oil and gasoline. Most alternative fuels are renewable, which means there can be a steady supply for a long time. Oil is not renewable. Development of new alternative fuels also can fuel the economy and new jobs. Alternative …fuels have the potential to replace the oil economy, it is just a question of if the fuel can be produced efficiently and be sold at a practical price for people. ( Full Answer )
yes, water (H 2 O) can be used as an alternative fuel, by means of splitting so to speak the water into hydrogen and oxygen through an electric current, but the main problem as we all know that electricity and water can end very badly so, until there is a safe way to do so it will remain a thought, …also once split the H 2 and the O can be reacted back in water and the energy of the splitting and the rejoining makes and endothermic reaction (gives of heat/energy (to be used as a power source for a auto mobile)) ( Full Answer )
Hydroelectric is considered a renewable resource (although sometimes ignored in alternative energy discussions). Like many practices for generating electricity, it has both costs and benefits. On the benefit side, other than electricity generation, it can be used for flood control, irrigation,… and even aiding with barges and navigation. On the cost side, it changes soil sediment patterns. Can slow down the movement of water, change water temperatures, change the species that live in the water, and can impose difficulties for aquatic species migration. Furthermore, it changes the land and rivers.... forever... and in some cases has displaced Native American communities and destroyed Native American traditional fishing and sustenance. ( Full Answer )
wind powered generators (power from the wind) water powered generators(power from water) solar panels (power from the sun)
Natural gas has long been considered an alternative fuel source to that of conventional petroleum fuel sources.
"Alternative fuel" is an imprecise term that seeks to contrast certain fuels with what might called traditional fuels. Traditional fuels would include coal, oil, gas, and wood as a few examples. It is not possible to produce a definitive list of products but here are some suggestions. Carbon based …alternative fuels might include ethanol from bio-mass, recycled bio-mass from agriculture or forestry operations, peat dug from soils rich in organic matter. Non carbon based alternative fuels include solar energy used to produce electricity or hot water, wind, waves, tidal energy, hydro-electric, hydrogen and more. Nuclear power can sometimes be considered to be an alternative energy source or a traditional one. ( Full Answer )
i personally dont have any fuels on earth, unless you want to use my bodily waste... if so then contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
All the gasolene in the world will be used up in sixty years and reguler gas hurts the atmosphere so now there is a large hole above antarctica.
Currently it is not as economical as using fossil based fuels. For instance, the production of ethanol as a fuel is currently more expensive than the extraction of octane from crude oil. And also, fossil fuels tend to have a higher heat of combustion (more power).
Alternative fuels produce fewer vehicle emissions that contribute to smog, carbon monoxide, NOx etc. which leads to clean air, no pollution and no global warming
B/c burning fossil fuels releas a lot of carbon monoxides and pollutants into the atmosphere, which many suspect may interfere with our climate. On top of that, fossil fuels will one day run out. It'd be quite handy to have made the switch to something else before that happens.
More than usually, the purpose of an alternative fuel is to increase the miles per gallon efficiency of an engine. a petrol or normal fuel car that makes 20 mile to the gallon can usually make around 40 miles to the gallon when it sports a diesel powered engine. Hybrids use an electric motor which i…s charged usually the same way the battery of a normal car is to basically assist the engine so it does not have t burn as much fuel to travel the same distance. Purely electric cars just have an electric motor and therefore use no gasoline at all. In the future, there is promise for the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles which would be truly friendly to the environment which is another one of the motivations with which people buy alternative fuel vehicles. Basically, to get away from fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources. ( Full Answer )
Alternate fuels can save a person money if they are overall cheaper than regular fuels and if you can get more miles to the gallon. Bio fuels are cheaper, especially when they are homemade.
Fossil fuels-including coal, natural gas, and oil-are formed from the fossilized remains of prehistoric plants and animals, and fossil fuels provide about 95% of the world's total energy. Alternative fuels are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels. Learn about… the controversies and conservation plans surrounding fossil fuels, and explore the alternatives. ( Full Answer )
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Some of the C6500/C7500 Chevrolet/GMC trucks are LPG powered. The W series Chevrolet and GMC trucks, and the ones built on one ton cargo vans, are either gas or diesel powered.
Some cheap alternative fuels include the use of biodiesel, bioalcohol, chemically stored electricity, hydrogen, vegetable oil, and non-fossil methane.
The challenge is to educate the public and politicians thatalternative fuels (renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, tidal andwave, geothermal and biofuel)) are better for the environment. . Alternative energy power plants are also expensive to establish intheir first year, and this blinds people to… the fact that for allthe following years the energy is practically free.. ( Full Answer )
Fossil fuels come from fossilied plant matter in the ground.Alternative fuels are alternatives to fossil fuels, and these aremainly carbon fuels that take their carbon from carbon dioxide inthe atmosphere (as fossil fuels do) but on a carbon cycle with amuch shorter term. An example is wood, which c…an be burned as moretrees are growing and absorbing carbon dioxide. ( Full Answer )