Popular Mechanics takes a hard look at alternative fuels

If you’re looking for a readable yet detailed look at the scientific data of green automobile technology, Popular Mechanics is the place to go today. Their cover story called “The Truth About Biofuels” in engaging and straightforward and highly recommended.
The set-up for the piece is a look at popular biofuels, including ethanol, methanol and compressed natural gas. The pros and cons of each fuel are detailed (did you know biodiesel and regular diesel have almost the same BTU content?), and there’s an outlook for how each fuel may play a role in the future. Also, reading the article gives you the sense that the lawmakers are ahead of the curve on biofuels, since a lot of ethanol is currently added to gasoline to meet state or EPA emission limits. [Source: Popular Mechanics via Joel A]

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