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Alternative fuel is generally means fuel ''other than petroleum (gasoline) and alcohol-based products'' that is used for transportation applications. This includes the following:
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'''Alternative fuels''' are defined by the [[United States|U.S.]] [[Department of Energy]] based on guidelines formed in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Alternative fuels are those which are substantially nonpetroleum, yeild substatial energy security benefits, and offer substantial environmental benefits.<ref>[[United States|U.S.]] [[Department of Energy]]: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/petition/index.html Alternative Fuel Designation Authority]</ref>
  
    * methanol
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The following are the approved alternative fuels:<ref>[[United States|U.S.]] [[Department of Energy]]: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/about/epact_fuels.html EPAct Alternative Fuels]</ref>
    * denatured ethanol, and other alcohols
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*[[Methanol]], [[ethanol]], and other [[alcohol]]s
    * fuel mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels -- natural gas
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*Blends of 85% or more of alcohol with [[gasoline]]
    * liquefied petroleum gas (propane)
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*[[Natural gas]] and liquid fuels domestically produced from natural gas  
    * hydrogen
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*Liquefied petroleum gas ([[propane]])  
    * coal-derived liquid fuels
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*[[Coal]]-derived liquid fuels  
    * fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials (biofuels such as soy diesel fuel)
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*[[Hydrogen]]
    * electricity (including electricity from solar energy.)
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*[[Electricity]]
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*Fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials
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*P-Series
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==References==
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The term "alternative fuel" does not include alcohol or other blended portions of primarily petroleum-based fuels used as oxygenates or extenders, i.e. MTBE, ETBE, other ethers, and the 10-percent ethanol portion of gasohol.
 
 
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Revision as of 18:51, 7 August 2007

Alternative fuels are defined by the U.S. Department of Energy based on guidelines formed in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Alternative fuels are those which are substantially nonpetroleum, yeild substatial energy security benefits, and offer substantial environmental benefits.[1]

The following are the approved alternative fuels:[2]

References

  1. U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuel Designation Authority
  2. U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EPAct Alternative Fuels