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.


Ethanol, E85, Flex Fuel…What Does It All Mean?

Flex Fuel? Ethanol? E85? Been wondering what exactly all of this means? Keep reading to learn about new advances in alternative fuels.

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

With petroleum-loving masses and tax-happy governments finally getting on board with the development of alt fuels, the race is on to find the cleanest, eco-friendliest, and most importantly, cheapest alternative to fossil fuels.

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

Are you in the market for the greenest vehicle you can drive that isn’t a 10-speed bike? Natural gas-powered cars could be both cleaner and cheaper to run than gasoline or diesel powered cars — theoretically at least.

Fuel Options for the Future

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

What are the safety concerns of fuel cells?

Fuel cells run on hydrogen, which has a low ignition point. Learn about the safety concerns of fuel cells in this article.

What is a hydrogen fuel reformer?

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

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.

Is the cost of fuel cells a major problem?

Why aren't fuel cells more common? Learn about whether the cost of fuel cells is a major problem in this article.

Is nitrogen-enriched gasoline good for my car?

You may have recently heard a certain oil company touting the fact that they sell nitrogen-enriched gasoline. But is nitrogen-enriched gasoline truly anything to get excited about? Does it really work?

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?