Transportation Logistical Operations
Unit 16: Alternative Fuels Vocabulary
Alternative Fuels - any materials or substances that can be used as fuels, other than
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
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
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.