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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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5 Low-cost Biofuels

Scientists are focusing a lot of research -- and money -- on biofuel technology. The good news is the fuels are out there and in general, they're sustainable and better for the environment than fossil fuels. But they still have their downfalls, one being they're still expensive to produce. Read on to find out more about five of the "cheapest" biofuels.


What crops can be used for biomass energy?

What crops can be used for biomass energy?

What crops can be used for biomass energy? Keep reading to learn about crops that can be used for biomass energy. 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 »

The Ultimate Synthetic Fuels Quiz

The Ultimate Synthetic Fuels Quiz

Synthetic fuels are one just one alternative to oil. How much do you know about them? Take this synthetic fuels quiz to test your knowledge. 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 »

Biofuel's Downsides

Biofuel's Downsides

What do you know about the downsides of biofuels? Try this quiz to test your knowledge about the drawbacks of popular 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 »