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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.


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 »

The Benefits of Biofuels Quiz

 The Benefits of Biofuels Quiz

How much do you know about the benefits of biofuels? Take this quiz to test your knowledge. 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 »

Can biofuel do that?

 Can biofuel do that?

Test your knowledge on what you think biofuels can do with these quiz by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How can algae be converted into biofuel?

 How can algae be converted into biofuel?

How can algae be converted into biofuel? Read about how algae is converted to biofuel at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Low-cost Biofuels

 5 Low-cost Biofuels

Every fuel has a monetary and ecological cost, but some are more affordable than others. Read on to find out more about five low-cost biofuels. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Algae Biofuels

 Fact or Fiction: Algae Biofuels

Can you separate fact from fiction about algae biofuels? Take the algae biofuels quiz to test what you know. See more »

10 Edible Biofuels

 10 Edible Biofuels

What are some of the most common edible biofuels? Check out 10 edible biofuels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Top Biofuel Crops

 10 Top Biofuel Crops

Could 'energy crops' really be the end to our addiction to fossil fuels? Read about the 10 top biofuel crops at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does biofuel crop diversity affect society and the environment?

 How does biofuel crop diversity affect society and the environment?

How does biofuel crop diversity affect society and the environment? Read more about the effects of energy crops on the planet. See more »