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Posts tagged petroleum

December 20, 2013


An abandoned gas pump with handle.

Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

September 1, 2010


test tubes in a lab

Cynobacteria: The Future Of Fuel

Learn how scientists are using bacteria to create different types of fuels.

June 24, 2009


Oil shale deposit

Oil and Water

Is there more oil in the Western part of the U.S. and Canada than in Saudia Arabia? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 26, 2007


close-up of a chicken

Chicken Shirts

It may not be on runways in New York or Paris yet, but could chicken feather fabric become a la mode?

October 15, 2004


Plant Power: Soybeans and Biodiesel

As vegetables go, soybeans aren't very exciting. But they play a key role in the development of an alternative fuel called biodiesel.

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