What are some energy sources besides gasoline?

Some well-known alternative fuels include bio-diesel, bio-alcohol (methanol, ethanol, butane), refuse-derived fuel, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), hydrogen, non-fossil methane, non-fossil natural gas, vegetable oil, propane and other biomass sources.

What type of renewable energy is used as a transportation fuel alternative to gasoline?

Biodiesel fuels are compatible with and can be used in unmodified diesel engines with the existing fueling infrastructure. It is the fastest growing alternative transportation fuel in the U.S. Biodiesel contains virtually no sulfur, so it can reduce sulfur levels in the nation’s diesel fuel supply.

What alternative fuels can be used to fuel cars?


  • HYDROGEN. Hydrogen is abundant in our environment and therefore greatly accessible – it’s in water, hydrocarbons, and other organic matter – and is used to power fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

What are four alternative sources of energy?

The most popular renewable energy sources currently are:

  • Solar energy.
  • Wind energy.
  • Hydro energy.
  • Tidal energy.
  • Geothermal energy.
  • Biomass energy.

What are two sources of energy?

Different Sources of Energy

  • Solar Energy. The primary source of energy is the sun.
  • Wind Energy. Wind power is becoming more and more common.
  • Geothermal Energy. Source: Canva.
  • Hydrogen Energy.
  • Tidal Energy.
  • Wave Energy.
  • Hydroelectric Energy.
  • Biomass Energy.

What are the common sources of fuel?

sources of fuel include wood, paper, plastic, rubber or foam, loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and furniture. sources of oxygen include the air around us.

How is geothermal energy extracted without burning fossil fuels?

Energy can be extracted without burning a fossil fuel such as coal, gas, or oil. Geothermal fields produce only about one-sixth of the carbon dioxide that a relatively clean natural-gas-fueled power plant produces, and very little if any, of the nitrous oxide or sulfur-bearing gases.

Why is geothermal energy good for the environment?

Since geothermal energy does not require carbon-intensive fuel to operate, geothermal energy can replace fossil fuels. It provides an ideal alternative source of energy which consequently helps reduce high reliance on foreign fuel markets.

Where can I find the prices of alternative fuels?

The Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report provides regional alternative and conventional fuel prices for biodiesel, compressed natural gas, ethanol, hydrogen, propane, gasoline, and diesel. The Alternative Fuel Price Report is a snapshot in time of retail fuel prices.

How are geothermal power plants integrated into the community?

Answer: District heating systems and geothermal heat pumps are easily integrated into communities with almost no visual impact. Geothermal power plants use relatively small acreages, and don’t require storage, transportation, or combustion of fuels. Either no emissions or just steam are visible.