Alternative Energy

  • Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN)
  • Why make biofuels? (Link)
    Find answers to questions like: Why make biofuels? Food or fuel? How much fuel can we grow? How much land will it take? Cutting fuel costs. Food miles...Car facts and transportation
  • Biodiesel (Link)
    How to make the school bus exhaust smell like French fries!
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program (Link)
    resource for understanding the technology for conversion of biomass (plant-derived material) to valuable fuels, chemicals, materials and power, so as to reduce dependence on foreign oil
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Link)
    Learn the ins and outs of how hydrogen fuel cells work, hydrogen combustion as an alternative to fuel cells, and what is in store for the future of this type of alternative energy in transportation and personal use.
  • Fuels of the Future (Link)
    Now that we are into the 21st century, lots of new technologies are being developed, and many scientists feel that it's time to create fuels to supplement or even replace fossil fuels.
  • Solar Power from the Moon (Link)
    Solar power is clean, abundant, and becoming cheaper and more efficient all the time. Unfortunately, however, the sun isn't always there when you need it—like when it's cloudy, or it's raining, or it's nighttime. In this Science Update, you'll hear about an ambitious plan to get around that problem.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Link)
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
  • Alternative Energy Institute (Link)
    The Alternative Energy Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization. Historically, AEI's mission has focused on two areas: (1) raising consciousness about the dangers of fossil fuel dependency and the viable alternatives to fossil fuels, and (2) linking consumers with suppliers of alternative energy.
  • BP - Alternative Energy (Link)
    BP Alternative Energy, which launched in 2005, consolidates all of our low-carbon activities in the power sector. We believe that solar, wind, hydrogen power and gas-fired power technologies have reached the tipping point and that we can create a profitable, high-growth, global business in the course of the next decade.
  • Solar Energy (Link)
    After the 1973 oil embargo, there was a resurgence of interest in solar energy. Faced with a possibility of scarce oil resources, the United States government allocated $400 million per year, from a mere $1 million per year, for solar energy research. The expenditure is small compared to the expenditure on nuclear research. Currently, there is a need for allocating increased resources in solar research. Compared to the old forms of depletable energy (coal, oil, nuclear), solar energy offers a clean renewable form of energy. This presentation will provide an overview of the past, present and future of solar energy.