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The main benefit of Diesel Engines is that they have a better Fuel Burn Efficiency (FBE) than Gasoline / Petrol engines. Diesel engines achieve better fuel economy than gasoline vehicles. Biodiesel (Fatty acid methyl ester), is not just produced from 1 source Bio Oil Crop and it little known that Doctor Rudolph Diesel operated his first successful Diesel engine in 1897which ran on Peanut Oil.
Today Biodiesel Fuel can be produced from a variety of natural crops including rapeseed, soybean, mustard, flax, sunflower, canola, palm oil, hemp, jatropha and waste vegetable oils and
reduce engine wear & cut harmful emissions.
There is however a balance that must be kept
between using food crops for fuel whilst so many
people on our planet go hungry. ???
The Best Green Vehicle for you may not be the one Most Advertised. Important decisions, especially which fuel type would suit your needs best also need to be considered. This page is independent and not influenced in any way by any vehicle manufacturer or Oil Company. Once you understand you fuel choices we can help you get the best price on buying your Green Vehicle. Simply Click our Green Driver and complete our "Free to use Green Car Finder Form". We will send your requirements direct to the Manufacturers who will contact you Direct. It is important to remember that you are a very important person to the Vehicle Manufacturers as they need you to buy what they have produced. !!!!
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) / All Electric Vehicles (AEVs), are only Wheel Drive is from onboard Batteries. Classed as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) the Batteries currently used include "flooded" lead-acid, absorbed glass mat, NiCd, nickel metal hydride, Li-ion, Li-poly and zinc-air batteries. Now More Common are (Hybrid) (Electric & Small Engine) Vehicles as todays Batteries provide a limited driving Range and can take time to recharge. Although Driving a Zero Emission Vehicle such as the Toyota Prius the Vehicles Carbon Footprint is in fact Governed by the Electricity Suppliers Footprint which could still be
produced from Fuels that produce tons of CO2.
In the UK for Example only Ecotricity provides
Power from 100% renewable and Sustainable
sources such as Wind Turbines. ???
Natural gas is what most home Gas appliances use. This clean-burning fuel can be used in vehicles as either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or Renewable natural gas (RNG), or biogas.
Natural gas often Quoted as an odorless, nontoxic, gaseous mixture of hydrocarbons, predominantly methane (CH4) but there is a sting it its tail.
Methane is 23 Times more damaging to our atmosphere than CO2. (See Methane Below) Although is provides about 1/4 of the energy used in the USA reality is that 1/12 to residential and commercial uses, 1/12 to industrial uses and 1/12 to create electricity.
Only a 1/10 of 1% (AKA .01%) of US Natural gas
is used in Vehicles. Unfortunatley even though
Melting Ice is releasing Millions of Tons of (CH4)
into the Atmosphere little becomes (LNG) ???
Hydrogen (H2) Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV's) although new to the market have good potential because Hydrogen is locked up in enormous quantities in water (H2O) & with many Governments & industry working on clean, economical, safe hydrogen production and
distribution FCV's are destined to become the
future of transportation. FCV's vehicles are now
entering the market. Considering that NASA has
used hydrogen for space flight since the 1950s &
Fuel Cell driven highly efficient electric Engines
indicate Renewable Fuel Vehicle solutions for
vehicle propulsion that is 2 to 3 times more
powerful than current comparable vehicles.
Move over Chewbacca I want to Drive the Jag !!
Propane is Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) a liquefied gas mixture of mainly propane and butane which burns in conventional Gasoline / Petrol engines with less CO2 emmisions. Vehicles can be retrofitted to LPG so becoming Bi-Fuel vehicles as the Original fuel Tank stays. The Vehicle can be switched between the 2 types of fuel during operation.
As of 2010 were nearly 18 million LPG powered vehicles worldwide.
The top 3 Countries being Turkey (2.4 million), Poland (2.3 million), and South Korea (2.3 million). The USA lagged behind at 190,000.
Pakistan classed LPG a risk to public safety so
limiting sales of (LPG Vehicles Not CO2 to Zero)
Hyundai launched the Elantra LPI Hybrid in South
Korea in July 2009 shown in 2015 mode in the
picture to the right.
Ethanol is actually "Alcohol" and occurs in nature whenever yeast finds a sugar solution such as overripe fruit. Bi Ethanol Fuel is usually Presented as Recent Development but in fact the Ford Model T was a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (1008 to 1927) other manufactures provided FFV vehicles but in 1919 the US Prohibition laws criminalized the production of alcohol. It was another 60 years until massive oil price rises in the 1970s and realisation that "Fossil Fuel" use and CO2 emissions were damaging the Planets that Ethanol was reconsidered as a renewable resource easily obtained from sugar or starch in grain, sugarcane
& sugar beets. It is amazing that of the 17 million
plus owners of FFVs on USA roads today many
owners don't realise their car is an FFV. Simple
Info from the US EPA could stop Tons of CO2 ???
Second Generation Biofuels. Many of these are being studied and tested often under strict security which is understandable as the past has proven that "Especially in the case of Oil" control of the world’s main method of providing fuel for vehicles is extremely profitable and indeed has been the cause of many Wars to gain control of oilfields. Although vast amounts are being spent researching Fuels from Non Food Sources such as Plankton, Inedible Fungi and many other sources as well as Totally Solar powered Vehicles it seems indefensible to the founder of Allies 4 Earth that priority is seemingly not being given to both stopping Methane entering the Atmosphere and utilising it as Fuel. It particularly seems indefensible because the basic technology for solving the problem has been around for over 100 years. Being English it seems ludicrous to see New Estates of hundreds of homes being built with Solar Panels with Money spent on each property Building Drainage Systems when an Small Anaerobic Digester could be installed at each property which could supply the house with Gas or create Electricity for the house and for selling to the National Grid of the UK. In fact I believe there cannot be a plausible argument to most of the countries with water, sewage and power problems asking for a body such as the UN to Fund a program of every dwelling in their country having and Anaerobic Digester.
Methane (CH4) although partly covered in "Natural Gas Above" is given twice the space on this page for good reasons. It is the only 23 to 1 fuel source on the planet as if is used as opposed to being untapped and allowed to escape its Greenhouse Gas Effect is 23 times more potent than Carbon (CO2). It is however potentially the best answer as a (RNG) Renewable Natural Gas or Biogas it is 1 of the most common gasses on the planet and has 2 major sources.
Source A - Much of the Methane was created between three billion and 600 million years ago when tiny single cell bacteria colonies of millions died and sunk to the bottom of the seas and covered by sediments. Over the millions of years, the layers of sediment got heavier and the dead bacteria were "Basically cooked" by the pressure and temperature into a stew of liquid hydrocarbons. This is why big oil reserves are located
Source B - Potentially more controllable "With Existing Technology" are the Millions of Tons of Methane leaking into the atmosphere from Animals and Rotting Vegetation every day. Everyone blames Cows Farts and indeed over the last 10 years the worlds cow population has produced the equivalent of 126,810,040,000,000 (126 x 1 Million x 1 Million) litres of CO2 Carbon. Methane Discovered by Benjamin Franklin and set on fire by Alessandro Volta in 1776. It was first used to create gas for street lighting in England in 1895 from a septic tank (Anaerobic Digestion). There are nearly 3 million "Septic Tanks" in China which are seal to the Atmosphere and us the "Methane for Cooking and generating Light.
That this invaluable Recyclable Fuel has not been fully harvested over 100 years later but is still allowed to seep into our atmosphere is a inditement of everyone
especialy Governments who has ignored its Potential and worse ignored its Danger to our planet. !!!! There are companies in our Databases who can provide
Equipment of a Farm, Industrial or even Town Size. These contacts include providers of Methane Gas Vehicle Filling Station Pumps. We also have the contacts of all of
the companies who can provide single home Digesters or conversion equipment for existing Sess Pits. To open our Methane Form Please Click here
thousands of feet underground. Each Ice age the last ending about 11,500 years ago kept Methane under thick ice and permafrosted land but it is now
leaking into the atmosphere by the ton as the worlds polar regions warm up. Click Here For More Info
whilst every C02 Reduction gets Applauded The Methane Menace Grows
Making sure you can get a supply of Biofuel is also very important - You can click on any Pump Nozzle to open a Map showing all that type of Filling Station across the USA - Other countries coming soon