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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What are the economic advantages of using biofuels?

The biofuel industry has become an economic lifeline for dozens of communities. Several studies suggest the industry could add more than 1 million jobs to the U.S. economy in the next two decades. Could one be in your backyard?


How can algae be converted into biofuel?

Algae could one day be the answer to our dependence on fossil fuels. Why? Because it can be converted into oil via several different methods that are relatively inexpensive and safe. Read just how it happens here.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?