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Alternative Automobile Fuels Alternative automobile fuels are very useful in todays society and they are a very good way of reducing pollution from conventional fuels Mostly fuels are used in vehicles for transportation purposes Gasoline diesel are the two conventional fuels that are highly used for these purposes but these are not the only fuels that can be used Some examples of alternative fuels are natural gas propane methanol and ethanol which when compared with gasoline and diesel are hardly used at all With pollution becoming a serious threat to the health of people in cities alternatives must be found to overcome the pollution The pollutants are mostly cars buses and other transportation vehicles These important fossil fuels running low more and more research must be done to find alternatives to these and it is There are characteristics that must be met to qualify as a viable alternative fuel First of all the fuel must be environmentally acceptable It must be able to compete economically within the time frame of the declining Canadian oil reserves The fuel must be a sufficient fuel substitute not just an extender This means that it must be able to substitute for gasoline andor diesel to compete with the current fuel market It must be of a reliable resource not just a limited one Finally it must be easy to distribute Propane ethanol methanol and natural gas fuels all meet these requirements Propane is a fuel which is already being used as an alternative It is the leading alternative to gasoline in fact This fuel is the number two fuel used for transportation in Canada because it is clean burning and cheaper when compared to gasoline Taxis in the downtown area run on gasoline because it is cheaper to use than gasoline because of all the stops they make Taxis must in turn refuel more often but that is a small component to overcome for a cheaper
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