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November 10, 2016

 

The difference between diesel and gasoline has to do with the average length and shape of the carbon chains each contains.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

June 24, 2015

 

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From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

April 27, 2015

 

E. Coli produces hydrocarbons chemically identical to those in commercial fuel.

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

September 5, 2014

 

Using a new kind of electrode made from copper oxide, scientists discovered how to make ethanol from carbon monoxide gas.

Plant-free Ethanol

Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.

January 28, 2014

 

The world's rice paddies produce some 100 million tons of husks each year.

Rice Husks: A Sustainable Fuel Source?

Today we throw them away, but tomorrow rice husks may be how we power our cars.

August 17, 2012

 

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What Do Octane Numbers Mean?

You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?

August 7, 2010

 

Moo! Scientists Are Making Eco-Friendly Diesel Fuel From Butter

Scientists are investigating alternatives for biodiesel fuel and have turned to butter!

September 22, 2009

 

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

August 18, 2009

 

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

October 3, 2008

 

Algae Biofuel

Researchers are working on ways to use algae to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to power cars, trucks, and even airplanes. How?

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