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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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Top 8 Synthetic Fuels

There may not be a magic bullet to solve the energy crisis, but synthetic fuels offer some advantages -- and drawbacks -- when compared to conventional fossil fuels. Find out about the different types of synthetic fuels and how they're processed.


What is solar gasoline?

 What is solar gasoline?

What is solar gasoline? Keep reading to learn about solar gasoline and biofuel. See more »

How Garbage-powered Cars Could Work

 How Garbage-powered Cars Could Work

Garbage-powered cars aren't just science fiction. Read about the ins and outs of garbage-powered cars and running cars on solid waste. See more »

What is a synfuel?

 What is a synfuel?

What is a synfuel? How could synthetic fuels mitigate the energy crisis? Read about synfuels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 8 Synthetic Fuels

 Top 8 Synthetic Fuels

Different types of synthetic fuels offer some advantages over fossil fuels. Find out about the top synthetic fuels and how they're processed. See more »

5 Non-automotive Uses for Biofuel

 5 Non-automotive Uses for Biofuel

When you think of biofuels, you probably think of cars, but they can be used for many other purposes. Read about 5 non-automotive uses for biofuels. See more »

What are the economic drawbacks of using biofuels?

 What are the economic drawbacks of using biofuels?

What are the economic drawbacks of using biofuels? Read about the downsides of using biofuels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Disadvantages of Biofuels

 10 Disadvantages of Biofuels

Biofuels are hot now, but integrating them into our fuel use habits could be costly. Read more about 10 disadvantages of biofuels. See more »

What are the economic advantages of using biofuels?

 What are the economic advantages of using biofuels?

What are the economic advantages of using biofuels? Read about the biofuel industry and how it may or may not help the economy. See more »

Top 10 Advantages of Biofuels

 Top 10 Advantages of Biofuels

While they're definitely not perfect, biofuels have many advantages over other types of fuels. Read about 10 advantages of biofuels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is biofuel a reasonable (and safe) jet fuel alternative?

 Is biofuel a reasonable (and safe) jet fuel alternative?

Biofuel is safer for the environment but is biofuel a reasonable and safe jet fuel alternative? Find out more with this article by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »