Alternative fuels

Alternative fuels

Substitutes for traditional liquid, oil-derived motor vehicle fuels like gasoline and diesel. These include mixtures of alcohol-based fuels with gasoline, methanol, ethanol, compressed natural gas, and others.
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The alternative fuels layer is the latest enhancement to the 511 map, which provides travelers with road and travel conditions.
Measuring the correlation between quality of life, energy consumption, and the efficient utilization of energy, this newly updated and expanded second edition of the "Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies" thoroughly examines the science and technology of alternative fuels and their processing technologies.
The joint venture combines the two firms' assets, market reach, capabilities, field personnel, customer service, and fuel access to create what they describe as a "complete solution for the incorporation of alternative fuels.
The survey, conducted by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, found that 93% of Americans viewed the development of alternative fuel sources, such as hydrogen for fuel cell-powered vehicles, as "very important" to them, while 55% said they would consider buying a hybrid or alternative fuel-powered car as their next vehicle purchase.
South wales is planning to have the first stretch of motorway in the UK with filling stations offering alternative fuels.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), together with the Wisconsin Alternative Fuels Task Force, recently announced it is working to develop the 2004 Breathe Easy Alternative Fuels Guidebook.
That's because the only ways to trim carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles are to improve the fuel-efficiency of cars, require the use of alternative fuels or energy sources, or reduce driving altogether.
Yet no guarantees existed to ensure that participants actually used alternative fuels.
In April 1977, in the midst of an "energy crisis," President Jimmy Carter began a bold initiative to develop solar energy and other alternative fuels when he unveiled his National Energy Plan, which included setting an example by placing solar panels on the White House.
The federal 10 percent tax credit for alternative fuel vehicles (up to $4,000) is a case in point, says Kris Nelson of Alternative Fuels Consulting in Salem, Oregon.
Although the legislative effort to require alternative fuels has not been sustained, the use of "flexible" or alternative fuel formulations such as oxygenated fuel mixtures has increased to meet strict CAFE (corporate average fleet economy) ratings.

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