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 goes bout $8.00 per gallon. Check back in a few years and this might be cheaper than gas the way prices are going now.
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 transition 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.
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 th…e 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
To what?? Try and put some propane in your car's petrol tank and you might find your answer for that case.
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.
wind powered generators (power from the wind) water powered generators(power from water) solar panels (power from the sun)
"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.
No. All the chemical energy has already been extracted from water.
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 fro…m crude oil. And also, fossil fuels tend to have a higher heat of combustion (more power).
solar power is an alternative to fuel
there not as harmful as gasolline and it's all natrual.
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.
In Fossil Fuels
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 t…otal 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.