Friday, October 17, 2008

Alternative Fuels

by David Odell

With the rise of gas prices these days, many people are looking for other ways to fill their tanks. Alternative fuels are a great way to keep your car running while preserving the natural resources of the environment, and many of these resources are cost-effective as well.
There are a number of oils that can be used as alternative fuels, such as fossil fuels, which includes petroleum and coal. These materials are becoming more and more scarce due to overproduction in factories and the burning of toxic wastes, so it is important to recycle and 'live green' so that these resources can be protected. Propane and natural gas are also among the alternative fuels that can be used to power cars, and while these sources may be a little more experience in some places, there are some cars that run just fine using these sources; models from Honda and many European cars have already switched over to being run entirely from alternative fuels, and these vehicles are becoming more and more popular.
Non-fossil methane and vegetable oil are also among the alternative fuels that you may want to investigate for your car. You can talk to the dealership that you purchased the car from, as well as search online to figure out whether your car's model with run properly using these alternative forms of gas, and you may find that the internal parts of your car are more protected with these less abrasive forms of fuel as well.
In addition to the rapid loss of natural resources all over the world, there are a number of reasons why alternative fuels are in higher demand than ever before. Almost two million cars that use alternative fuel were sold in the U.S. in 2007, which means that more and more people are starting to learn more about this trend. The environmental concerns surrounding this fuel also has a lot to do with global warming, since the temperature of the earth has increased dramatically since the 20th century. Burning the fossil fuel that is usually used for gas has caused an increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations, which is why learning more about alternative fuels is so important.
You may also want to learn more about renewable energy if you're thinking about using natural substances to power your car. Renewable energy includes methods like solar power, wind power and hydropower, and manufacturers are currently working to distribute more automobiles that use renewable energy. There are several machines that are run by the power of the wind or water, and if you are interested in learning more about this process, you can visit sites like to learn more about how you can start incorporating alternative fuels in your daily life.


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