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Unit 16: Alternative Fuels Vocabulary


Alternative Fuels - any materials or substances that can be used as fuels, other than
conventional fuels.

Bioalcohol – Alcohol as a fuel or source of energy.

Biodiesel - A non-petroleum-based diesel fuel.

Biomass – Living and recently dead biological material that can be used as fuel or for
industrial production.

Butanol - A primary alcohol with a 4 carbon structure that can be used as a fuel.

Ethanol – Pure alcohol produced from corn that is used as a source of energy

Fuel Cells - Electrochemical device that converts chemical energy directly into electrical
energy.

Hydrogen Fuel – The use of hydrogen cells as a source of energy.

Methanol - An alcohol fuel that's typically made from natural gas, although it can also be
made from coal or biomass sources like wood; used as a source of energy.

				
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