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Alternative Fuels

Alternative fuels include biodiesel and hydrogen. Alternative fuels are important because they could eventually provide us with a cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant source of fuel. Check out these great alternative fuel articles from HowStuffWorks.


After Volkswagen: Where Does Diesel Go From Here?

After the VW diesel scandal, many are asking the same question: “Where does diesel go from here?” Find out if diesel will endure at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Formula E Will Work

Formula E is an all-electric racing series scheduled to begin in 2014. Learn more about Formula E at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can the U.S. Navy turn seawater into jet fuel?

The U.S. Navy has a plan to turn seawater into jet fuel. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can ethanol damage your engine?

Can ethanol damage your engine? Keep reading to discover if ethanol can damage your engine and learn more about flex fuel! See more »

How Carbon-neutral E-fuels Work

Do you know How Carbon-neutral E-fuels Work? Keep reading to learn about zero-emission vehicles and discover how carbon-neutral e-fuels work. See more »

Are electric cars a failed experiment?

Are electric cars a failed experiment? Keep reading to learn about electric cars and discover if they are a failed experiment. See more »

How Plant-microbial Fuel Cells Work

Do you know How Plant-microbial Fuel Cells Work? Keep reading to learn how to generate power using plants and How Plant-microbial Fuel Cells Work. See more »

Does hydrogen destroy metals?

Hydrogen sounds great as the energy of the future until the topic of hydrogen embrittlement arises. Can we stop hydrogen from destroying metals? See more »

Is there a future for steam-powered, super-efficient cars?

Is there a future for steam-powered, super-efficient cars? Keep reading to learn about steam powered super efficient cars! See more »

Natural Gas Vehicles: A Clean Alternative

How much do you know about natural gas vehicles? Keep reading to learn about Natural Gas Vehicles: A Clean Alternative. See more »