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 Garbage-powered Cars Could Work

Powering cars with our leftover solid waste. Sounds a little far-fetched, right? Well, it turns out that we're actually pretty close to being able to power cars on garbage like banana peels and beer.

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  • What is solar gasoline?

    What is solar gasoline?

    The sun provides more than enough energy for all of our needs, but the hard part is harnessing it to be able to use it effectively. See more »

  • What's the process to convert wine into fuel?

    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 »

  • 10 Disadvantages of Biofuels

    10 Disadvantages of Biofuels

    "Biofuel" is a major buzzword in transportation circles these days, and for good reason. However, biofuels, and the process of integrating them into our fuel use habits, can be costly. What are some of the drawbacks of biofuels? See more »

  • 10 Edible Biofuels

    10 Edible Biofuels

    The gasoline and petroleum-based diesel fuels that power most of the world's automobiles are fairly far removed from anything safe to consume, but that's changing. What are some of the most common edible biofuels? See more »

  • 10 Top Biofuel Crops

    10 Top Biofuel Crops

    Biofuels -- or fuels made from plants like wheat, corn, soybean and sugarcane -- burn clean, release fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases, and are sustainable. Could these "energy crops" really be the end to our addiction to fossil fuels like oil? See more »

  • 5 Low-cost Biofuels

    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. See more »

  • 5 Non-automotive Uses for Biofuel

    5 Non-automotive Uses for Biofuel

    You hear the word biofuel, and the first things that may come to mind are the cars run on fry grease that make the local news every time gasoline breaks $3 a gallon. But what are some of the non-automotive uses for biofuel? See more »

  • Biofuel's Downsides

    Biofuel's Downsides

    How well do you know your biofuels? Better yet, how well do you know the factors that may keep them from being put to use on a large scale? Try this quiz to test your knowledge about the downsides of popular biofuels. See more »

  • Can biofuel do that?

    Can biofuel do that?

    For the most part, anything that fossil fuel can do, biofuel can do, too. But because biofuels are relatively scarce, some applications are more reasonable than others. See if you know what biofuel is capable of! See more »

  • Do biofuels compete with food?

    Do biofuels compete with food?

    Since many popular biofuel crops are also commonly used as staple foods, critics of biofuel mass production warn that a spike in crop demand for biofuel could overload agricultural capacity. But is this a verifiable threat? See more »

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