Information about Alternitive Fuels

When a person visits a gasoline station, he or she is using a form of fossil fuel called petroleum to fill up the vehicle's fuel tank. This type of fuel, when burned, releases toxins into the air that are dangerous to people, and to the environment. For people, this type of fuel can worsen asthma or cause other respiratory problems. The environment is also at risk because when petroleum is burned, the resulting fumes contribute to global climate changes, or global warming. Petroleum use also affects consumers in terms of their expenses. The demand for and dependency upon petroleum makes the consumer subject to prices that change dramatically, sometimes on a daily basis.

Alternative transportation fuels are fuels that often come from renewable sources. The primary benefit of alternative fuels is that they have less of an impact on the environment and one's health. For these reasons, including the diminishing supply of petroleum and other non-renewable fuels, more and more manufacturers are developing alternative fuel vehicles. These are vehicles that operate using alternative fuels, such as electricity, hydrogen, biodiesel, or ethanol.

World Petroleum Council - Alternative Transport Fuels

An article that discusses the various alternatives to petroleum. The article reviews major fossil fuel alternatives such as electricity from coal/oil/gas, and methanol. The article also reviews the major non-fossil alternatives, such as hydrogen and ethanol.

Hydrogen as a Transportation Fuel

A page about hydrogen on the California Energy Archive website. The page answers the question of what hydrogen is and where it comes from. Hydrogen's dangers are also reviewed and fuel cells are discussed.

Fueling the Future

A Consumer Reports article on the growing concerns associated with petroleum and the future of fuel. The article reviews changes in vehicle technology and the increase in alternative fuels. The article goes into further detail about ethanol, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric cars, and hydrogen.

Transportation and Energy - Transportation and Alternative Fuels

A section on the Geography of Transport Systems that reviews transportation and energy. The page is divided into five sections. The fourth section is on alternative fuels, such as electricity, biogas, and hydrogen.

Ethanol as an Alternative Fuel

A one page PDF document on Ethanol as an alternative gas. The page gives the reader background information on ethanol. In addition, the reader is given information on the approach that is being taken in using ethanol as an alternative.

Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation

A PDF guide that reviews biofuel as a sustainable form of transportation fuel made from biomass. The article explains biomass and lists the different types of biofuels. These fuels include methanol, biodiesel, ethanol, and methane. The article further explains the need for biofuels.

Transportation Basics

This page on the Florida Solar Energy Center website that reviews transportation and the environment. The page discusses both alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels. Methanol, ethanol, electricity, and biofuel.

Biodiesel Benefits

An article on the Pacific Biodiesel website that describes the benefits of biodiesel as a replacement to diesel in vehicles. The article touches on areas such as power and performance, the ease of use, energy balance and security.

Which Alternative Transport Fuels are Available?

A UK local government website that lists four types of alternative transport fuels. These fuels include electricity, biofuels, hydrogen, and alternate fossil fuels. A brief explanation follows each of the different fuel types.

Cleaner Fuels

A page on the Energy Saving Trust website about cleaner fuel alternatives. The page lists each of these alternatives starting with biodiesel and ends with electricity. Readers can click on any of the alternatives for further information.

Biodiesel FAQ

A fact sheet on biodiesel. Readers can learn the answers to common questions regarding biodiesel, such as problems associated with its use and how it compares to other clean fuel alternatives.

Availability and Use of Alternative Fuels

An article that reviews the availability of alternative fuels such as biodiesel and methanol. The article also discusses the energy equivalent of alternate fuels to conventional fuels and the cost associated with retrofitting gasoline tanks to accommodate some of these fuels.

Hydrogen Basics

An article that reviews hydrogen and fuel cells. The safety, production, and fueling of hydrogen for vehicles are also subjects covered within the article.

Alternative Fuel Descriptions

A page on the Oregon Department of Energy website that gives the reader descriptions and information regarding alternative fuels. The alternate fuels that are defined in the article are ethanol, methanol, compressed natural gas, electric, biodiesel, and more.


An EPA PDF document that discusses biodiesel and how it is made. The availability of it and its performance as an alternate fuel source. The document also reviews information such as the benefits of biodiesel in terms of the environment and U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Alternative Fuel Facts – Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

Natural Resources Canada overview on fuel cells and hydrogen. This is one of the alternate fuel facts on the website. It explains what fuel cells and hydrogen are. The article also discusses the technology and the history.

Alternative Fuels

A PDF document about alternative fuels and the importance of using them. The alternate fuels discussed in the article include natural gas, bio-fuels, electricity, and hydrogen. Descriptions and further information about each of the alternate fuel types are included. Health and environmental threats from using petroleum and other fossil fuels are also reviewed in the document.

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol

Readers will learn what the renewable fuel ethanol is. They will also be able to click on links for further information that is located on the Alternative Fuels Data Center website. This information includes ethanol basics, benefits and considerations, laws and incentives, stations, and vehicles.

US Department of Energy - Fuel Economy: Ethanol

This web page explains two types of ethanol - E10 and E85. Readers will also learn about the costs associated with ethanol, the availability, performance, and miles per gallon. A side-by-side comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of E85 is included, in addition to videos.

History of IROC

Here you will find the history on the International Race of Champions Series dating back to 1972.

Greener Fuels for Cars

An article on the website that reviews various “green” fuel alternatives. Fuel sources such as fuel cells, electricity and biofuels are discussed. For each type the environmental impact is reviewed.

Consumer Energy Center: Ethanol As A Transportation Fuel

The California Energy Commission explains ethanol as a transportation fuel. People reading this page will learn how it is being used as fuel, what its characteristics are, and how it compares to petroleum. The article also touches upon information regarding its production and new sources.

Renewable Fuels Association – Ethanol Facts Engine Performance

A page that lists facts about Ethanol. Each fact is followed by an in-depth summary. Following the list of facts is a Frequently Asked Question section that answers common ethanol-related engine questions.

Alternative Fuels

A page on the Mississippi website that discusses alternative choices for fuel. The article discusses the alternatives, their benefits, and their growth in usage. Alternatives include natural gas, biodiesel, and ethanol.

University of Kansas - Travel

A web page that provides valuable advice for business travelers. Some of the information on the page includes safety, weather, visa service, currency, hotel, and airline information. In addition, the website also provides information for people who want to buy, rent, or lease a new or used car. Readers are given links to websites where they can research alternative fuel, or whichever type of car they desire.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Defined

An Indiana University web page on geo-spatial technologies. The first portion of the page defines GIS, followed by links to lessons and activities. In the final section of the page, readers will find a lengthy list of resources.

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission - Teen Drivers

The teen driver page on the Public Safety Services page of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. On this page visitors to the website will find links that will take them to teen related articles, such as teen crash statistics or a parental guide for teen driving. Some of the linked pages will direct the reader to other websites.

GIS Related Resources!

This page of links appears on the Tcgisportal website. The links are divided into several sections titles, "Local/State/Federal," "Education/News," "General Reference," and "Favorite Web Mapping Applications." Following each link there is a brief description.

Links to Transportation and Local Area Home Pages

A page on the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee website that lists transportation. In addition, people viewing the page will find links to general area information, environmental issues, and UWM links such as the one for the Center for Alternative Fuels.

Vehicle and Equipment Information

Whether you own a vehicle or are shopping for your dream car, questions and concerns pop up when trying to find a reliable vehicle that meets the needs of you and your family.

Dayton Area Links and Information

A list of links to web pages in the Dayton, Nevada area. This includes many historical website links, including those to museums and parks in Nevada and Eastern California. Visitors to the website who are interested in railroads will also find links of interest.

NASA Kennedy Space Center Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory (ESPL) - Links

Visitors to this NASA website can search through the list of EMPL links and miscellaneous links. EMPL links include a physics terms glossary, physics timeline, and physics Nobel Prize Winners 1901 to 2000. The Miscellaneous section includes links to topics such as electricity, Maxwell's Equations, optics, and general science.

NASA Global Change Master Directory - Biosphere and Environmental Websites

This web page consists of a list of links associated with the environment. People with an interest in environmental issues, such as alternative fuel or global warming, can search the listed links for websites of interest.

Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition - Informational Links

Visitors to this web page will find environmental related information on vehicles and fuel. People with an interest in alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles will find these links helpful sources of information.

Birmingham City University - Architecture Links

A list of architecture related web links. Following the name of the link, visitors to the website are able to read a brief description of the linked page.

USS TIRU SS416 Submarine Web Links

A website of links to nuclear and diesel submarine related information. Readers will also find links to websites about Naval Submarine museums, submarine history, submarine veterans and potential health related problems.

The Joking Computer - Artificial Intelligence

A page on the University of Aberdeen website that explains artificial intelligence, or AI. The page explains that IA means more than robots and gives an example of several different types. At the end of the brief page, there are four links to further information regarding artificial intelligence and a link to artificial intelligence projects.

Ada City-County Emergency Management: Hazards

A page that reviews different potential natural hazards. The page includes an Ada County Hazard vulnerability Analysis and an adjusted risk table that viewers of the web page can click on. For people who want more information, there is a chart with links that will direct the viewer to further hazard information when clicked.

Bitter Creek Western Railroad

A page of railroad related websites. The websites are broken into categories. These categories include "Live Steam," "Museums/Groups, Education," "Commercial Products," and "California Railroading."

A Guide to Ice Roads

Ice roads have been known to ease transport during the winter season. These are human-made road structures on the surfaces of bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, seas, or bays to be able to link dry land together.

A Guide to Safe Driving for Senior Citizens

A page that discusses briefly the driving difficulties that seniors face. This introduction is followed by links related to seniors driving such as how age affects driving ability, reducing risks, and driving tips for older drivers. Each of links is followed by a brief link description.

Do Your Part for the Environment: Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The first section of this article discusses hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The second half of the article is links leading to websites that discuss alternative fuel vehicles, particularly hybrid electric vehicles. These links explain the basics and concerns related to these types of cars.

Auto Evolution: The Electronic Vehicle Resource

An article that discusses the impact that cars have on the world and the benefits of driving an electric vehicle versus a traditional one. The article also gives advice on how to care for an electric, or hybrid vehicle. Following the last sentence of the article there is a list of links to hybrid car websites for further research.