426 Alternative fuels

Because of concerns about fossil fuel reserves, alternative fuels originally gained attention in the 1970s as potential substitutes for petroleum-based fuels. These shortages did not materialize but the environmental advantages of alternative fuels have sustained public interest. The fuels of greatest interest are reformulated diesel fuel, compressed natural gas, alcohols, and biodiesel.

4.2.6.1 Reformulated diesel fuel

Reformulated diesel fuel is often not considered to be an alternative fuel because it is still based on nonrenewable

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