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Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Combustion Processes : Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullet

Library of Congress research guide directs you to books, Web sites, and other information resources "on alternative fuel vehicles and includes electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and personal transportation vehicles, as well as the technology of fuel economy and alternative fuels." Resources on advanced autoignition and lean-burn combustion processes for improving engine fuel economy are also listed. Includes brief introduction, lists of resources, and strategies for finding additional resources.

Alternative Fuels : PBS NewsHour

From PBS's NewsHour, background reports on search for "alternative fuels such as ethanol, natural gas and hydrogen to improve fuel economy, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and transition from foreign to domestically produced fuels." Includes "How Does Your Car Stack Up?" with data on car models' fuel costs per year and tons of CO2 tailpipe emissions per year.

Alternative Fuels and Alternative Vehicles Data Center

From the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). More than 3000 (research) documents and several interactive tools covering ... alternative transportation fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, idle reduction technologies, fuel blends, and fuel economy. Includes "an alternative fuels station locator and route mapper, current lists of available alternative fuel vehicles, online decision-making tools, and links to related Web sites."


The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States. The Biodiesel site provides information about biodiesel (mono-alkyl esters [derivatives of fats and oils]) with reports, press releases, fact sheets, streaming media, and biodiesel basics.

Biodiesel and Ethanol Investing

This site is an aggregator for news and trends in the biodiesel industry.They provide detailed summaries of the latest relevant articles from around the web and general information on biodiesel as well.

Biofuels Document Database

"The Biofuels Document Database site contains is a collection of public documents by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Biofuels Program, ... prepared since 1980 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, by other DOE Laboratories, or by subcontractors to DOE or its laboratories."

The first database-result is bibliographic (with citations and abstracts) but PDF-format has been made available wherever possible. Older technical reports are available through NTIS: National Technical Information Service. Some items could not be scanned due to publisher copyrights.

There is also a an R&D Publications-Listing for DOE BioFuels for Sustainable Transportation at http://www.ott.doe.gov/biofuels/publications.html. It is not searchable, but it lists a few more PDF-formatted documents that don't come up in BioFuels database-searches."

Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Biofuels Program presents information on biofuels. Included are:
---Introductory essays on biofuels (biomass energy, bioethanol, biodiesel)
---Essays on biofuels and the economy, biofuels and energy security, biofuels and the environment, and biofuels and legislation
---Descriptions of DOE biofuels research and activities
---Descriptions of DOE/industry partnerships related to biofuels

The Biofuels Information Center maintains technical information on biofuels conversion research conducted under U.S. DOE supervision from 1980 to the present. Included are:
---information on research on biomass energy, use of ethanol as a fuel, biodiesel and biogas energy, microalgae, microbial fermentation, anaerobic bacteria, and effects of biofuel use on global warming
--- Biofuels Update newsletter
---calendar of workshops, conferences, and seminars on biofuels

BioPower Program

BioPower - creating electricity from biomass - is one of the most promising of the emerging renewable energy technologies. The BioPower web site, sponsored by DOE's Biomass Power Program, offers access to complete information on biomass power, ranging from the latest developments and photos of biopower projects for the media to technical reports for scientists to a general explanation of the technology.

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association : CRFA

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) works "to promote renewable fuels for automotive transportation and government liaison activities." In addition to information about biodiesel and ethanol, the CRFA website contains several downloadable newsletters, related news, and a collection of related links.

The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power?

Every form of energy generation has advantages and disadvatages. This site compares them all.

Petroleum-Based Fuels Property Database

This database "provides key data on advanced compression ignition fuels. The database includes data on various physical; chemical; operational; and environmental, safety, and health properties."
The database is presented by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies and Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies that jointly sponsor research efforts to develop and evaluate advanced petroleum-based fuels.

Review of the research strategy for biomass-derived transportation fuels

An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.
Last modified: 7/15/2008 2:02 PM by S. Baker

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