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Biofuels

With rising gas prices and environmental concerns, biofuels may help you not only save money, but also drive a little greener. Discover the buzz about biofuels in these articles.

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How does biofuel crop diversity affect society and the environment?

Experts say we must decrease our dependence on fossil fuels and find alternative sources of energy. One of those alternatives is to create fuel from plants, known as biofuels. But how do these energy crops impact our society and environment?


Sweet Sorghum: The Sweetest Fuel You'll Ever Taste!

Used mainly in the U.S. as pancake syrup, sweet sorghum is exploding in popularity thanks to its other uses as a biofuel and animal feed. How can one plant do so much? See more »

5 Ways Responsibly Produced Biofuels Benefit Everyone

The next time you're filling up at the pump, take a minute to consider where that gas came from and how we can produce it more responsibly. Here are 5 ways that eco-friendly biofuels help the planet as well as big business. See more »

How Algaculture Works

Some people believe that algae could very well be the answer to some of our energy problems. But how will we grow enough of it to accommodate all of our needs? See more »

What's the process to convert wine into fuel?

Wine adds flavor to foods and can pair nicely with a meal once it’s served. You can even use it to dye fabrics and soften your skin. But is it really good for making fuel, too? See more »

5 Ways to Use Algae for Fuel

"Lower than pond scum" may be a great insult; but we're not here to put these micro-organisms down any lower than they already are on the evolutionary chart. In fact, we're here to exalt them. See more »

How the Biofuel Tax Credit Works

The U.S. government is offering tax breaks to those who make, mix and sell biofuels to consumers -- but not to the consumers who actually use them. We'll tell you how these tax credits work. See more »

How do second-generation biofuels work?

First-generation biofuels don't hold the promise they once did. Will the second generation be able to reduce the world's dependence on oil with affecting the global food supply? See more »

Are oil companies promoting alternative energy?

Oil is not only a precious resource, it's also a financial hot commodity for the giant oil companies. That's because we have a love-hate relationship with it. See more »

Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels

To cut down on carbon dioxide emissions, governments, car manufacturers and utility companies have been seriously pursuing alternative energy sources. How much do you know about biofuels? See more »

Can we use vegetable oil as fuel in cars and electrical generators?

Can we use vegetable oil as fuel in our cars and in electrical generators? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is, well, yes, with a good number of qualifications. See more »