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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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?

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  • Fact or Fiction: Algae Biofuels

    Fact or Fiction: Algae Biofuels

    While you can't pull up to the pump and fill up your car with fuel made from algae, researchers hold out hope that these common organisms will help reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels. Test your knowledge of one of the potential fuels of the future. See more »

  • Food or Fuel?

    Food or Fuel?

    Many biofuels raise a gnawing question: Is it better to make a given grain, legume or other edible plant into fuel, or should we protect it as a source of food? See more »

  • How can algae be converted into biofuel?

    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. See more »

  • How does biofuel crop diversity affect society and the environment?

    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? See more »

  • Is biofuel a reasonable (and safe) jet fuel alternative?

    Is biofuel a reasonable (and safe) jet fuel alternative?

    By spring of 2011, the leading international standards board is expected to approve a biofuel for use in jet engines. But is biofuel really a reasonable alternative for jet fuel? See more »

  • The Benefits of Biofuels Quiz

    The Benefits of Biofuels Quiz

    There are several advantages to using biofuels over fossil fuels. If you think you know all there is to know about these eco-friendly fuel options, take our quiz to see how "green" savvy you really are. See more »

  • The Ultimate Biofuels Crops Quiz

    The Ultimate Biofuels Crops Quiz

    No longer the stuff of science fiction, the future is now when it comes to green energy. Test your biofuel and energy crop IQ with this electrifying quiz. See more »

  • The Ultimate Synthetic Fuels Quiz

    The Ultimate Synthetic Fuels Quiz

    Synthetic fuels are one just one alternative to oil. Some synfuels are better for the environment, some are worse. Some are made from rocks found deep under the earth, and some are made from the trash in your local landfill. See what you know about the various types of synfuels in our ultimate synthetic fuels quiz. See more »

  • Top 10 Advantages of Biofuels

    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. See more »

  • Top 8 Synthetic Fuels

    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. See more »

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