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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.

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What are the benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are already on the streets in some parts of the world. They're powered by the most abundant element in the universe and produce zero tailpipe emissions. Are fuel cells a good solution?


Will cars ever run on carbon dioxide, or is that marketing hype?

 Will cars ever run on carbon dioxide, or is that marketing hype?

Will cars ever run on carbon dioxide? Keep reading to discover if cars will ever run on carbon dioxide or if it is just marketing hype. See more »

Will natural-gas cars ever be suitable for consumer use?

 Will natural-gas cars ever be suitable for consumer use?

Will natural-gas cars ever be suitable for consumer use? Keep reading to discover if natural gas vehicles will ever be suitable for consumer use. See more »

Fuel Options for the Future

 Fuel Options for the Future

Fuel options for the future. Read this article to learn the fuel options for the future, See more »

What are the safety concerns of fuel cells?

 What are the safety concerns of fuel cells?

What are the safety concerns of fuel cells? Check out HowStuffWorks.com to learn the safety concerns of fuel cells. See more »

What is a hydrogen fuel reformer?

 What is a hydrogen fuel reformer?

All fuel cells require hydrogen to work. Learn more about a hydrogen fuel reformer from this article. See more »

What is a solid oxide fuel cell?

 What is a solid oxide fuel cell?

Different kinds of fuel cells have different advantages. Learn about a solid oxide fuel cell in this article. See more »

Is the cost of fuel cells a major problem?

 Is the cost of fuel cells a major problem?

Is the cost of fuel cells a major problem? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about if the cost of fuel cells are becoming a major problem. See more »

Is nitrogen-enriched gasoline good for my car?

 Is nitrogen-enriched gasoline good for my car?

Nitrogen-enriched gasoline is marketed as a way to remove engine gunk. Read this article to learn whether nitrogen-enriched gasoline lives up to the hype. See more »

What are the benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

 What are the benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

As new fuel sources are developed, some people wonder about hydrogen car benefits. Learn about some of the hydrogen car benefits in this article. See more »

What are the dangers of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

 What are the dangers of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

What are some of the chemical dangers that might be associated with hydrogen-powered vehicles? Read about the hydrogen-powered vehicle dangers. See more »