Used primarily to power automobiles and heat buildings, biofuel is a type of fuel derived from newly deceased organic matter, instead of ancient organic matter, as is the case with fossil fuels. This growing industry has made headlines recently as new technology is developed, and as biofuels are adopted more widely. Learn more about biofuel, including biodiesel and ethanol, and how it is powering many vehicles today.


Insights for Biofuel

  • Curious about corn can power a car? HowStuffWorks describes how biodiesel works in an informative article.
  • Biofuels are seemingly always in the news. Find the latest coverage of related events and biofuel commentary from The Guardian, which has a topic page dedicated to the fuel.
  • Alternative fueling stations powering cutting edge vehicles are sprouting up around the United States. Find the closest alternative fuel station to you with help from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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