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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 10 Advantages of Biofuels

As gas prices continue to rise and global warming becomes more pervasive, more people are using biofuels as a way to save money and decrease their consumption of fossil fuels. And while they're definitely not perfect, they have many advantages over types of fuels.


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 »

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 »

Do biofuels compete with food?

 Do biofuels compete with food?

Do biofuels compete with food? Read about whether or not crops are going to vehicles to the detriment of our food supply. See more »