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Top 5 Alternative Clean Fuels Sources You Should Know About

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If you’re even the least bit aware of what is going on with the planet today then you know that the weather is drastically changing due to climate change. One of the biggest reasons for climate change occurring is due to an onslaught of carbon emissions sent into the atmosphere because of humans and our consumption of resources. Some of the worst offenders in this are cars, as the majority of cars on the roads today burn fossil fuels to run.

Because of this researchers have been working long and hard to find alternative energy sources so that we are not mindlessly burning gas, wasting energy and polluting the Earth. For a long time, it was thought that ethanol was the answer, but because of its impact on food supply, that idea has gone away.

In this article, we will discuss some of the best options for alternative fuel sources.

1. Natural Gas

Natural Gas is an alternative, clean-burning fuel that is already widely available. Many people already use it in their homes and business, and the technology is easily shifted towards cars. While natural gas does create less harmful emissions than the gasoline and diesel currently being used, the production of it does create methane.

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2. Electricity

Electric cars truly seem to be the way of the future. Nearly every major carmaker now has at least one electric car in its fleet, and it is becoming trendy to own an electric car. However, the majority of electricity that is generated today, and you need electricity to power the battery of an electric car, comes from coal and natural gas, which still leaves a bad carbon footprint.

3. Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the cleanest fuel sources available. It has zero harmful emissions and would be a great source of fuel. Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive to work with, and there is virtually no infrastructure for fueling in place, which would take lots of money, energy and time to set up.

4. Solar

Solar power is not a new idea by any means, but is an ingenious one; harvest the power of the sun and convert it into energy. It is a resource that is not running out anytime soon and is completely clean and natural. While it might not be feasible to put a solar panel on top of your car, it could be used to charge the batteries of electric cars. There are several solar powered gadgets like Solar-powered Phone Charger, wireless solar keywords, solar Bluetooth speaker, solar lights they will help reduce your power bill and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

5. Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel source that uses vegetable oils and animal fats to create power and energy. If you have grease left over from cooking, you can use it to power your car. Virtually any car can be made to run on biodiesel. However, the production has been limited and there’s a lack of infrastructure for distribution.

These are the most promising alternative fuel sources. With more and more money being spent on research and development for these technologies, it won’t be long before gasoline is considered to be a dinosaur and not just a derivative of dinosaurs.

You will find poor energy consumption in other areas than just cars as well. The world of cooking is also an offender, with many amounts of resources being wasted to power the equipment that cooks food; ovens, stoves, broilers and gas grills all require power. Grilling with charcoal is a cleaner form of cooking, though. Organisations like Jealous Devil use sustainably harvested hardwoods to give you the cooking power you need, so maybe cooking will return to its primitive state for a more sustainable world.

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