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Gas alternatives

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Environment

Gas alternatives are being tested and put into use around the world because the use of fossil fuels has been going on for so long, that the natural resources of the earth are being depleted. As the natural fossil fuels are being depleted, we need to find additional resources, so we can continue to drive our vehicles, heat our homes, and to work in the manufacturing settings where gas powers the machines that are being run.

Propane is one type of alternative gas that has been used in many types of vehicle and in heating homes. Propane can be used in generators, power washers, and floor cleaners, in scooters and in so many types of small vehicles.  You can find propane used in heaters of all sizes and types indoors and outdoors.  The use of propane in a machine or in a motor or in an engine is going to work well.  There is little gas that escapes and the use of propane can be considered safe under the right conditions. If you want to consider using propane in an engine of your choice, you can do so by purchasing a propane conversion kit, as you would for a stove. A stove that is used with natural gas will have a different connection than one would for a propane gas connection the same is true for a  motor or an engine.

Gas alternatives are also found in solar power. Solar power is harnessed and stored in batteries that will run a car, that will heat your water, and that would heat your hours. If you  need an alternative to gasoline and to oil fuels you can turn to solar power for almost anything. In areas of the world where the days are long and the sun is strong all day long you have very viable sources of gas alternatives given to you freely every day. In setting up a system for your home, or for heating your water, or even for running your car, you just need to do a little more investigation into the system that is going to be right for your situation, and for your pocketbook.  While some types of solar energy and the harnessing of that solar energy can be expensive at first, the outcome is one that will last you a lifetime with lower bills and you will become self reliant for your gas alternative needs.

Another type of gas alternative is going to be the use of biodiesel. Biodiesel is often times a mixture of ethanol, vegetable oils, or it would be some blend of alcohol and diesel.  To prolong the abilities and usefulness of diesel, additives are put into the diesel so that it does not cost as much to run.  Biodiesel can also be a pure blend of ethanol, or alcohol that is derived from just about any type of plant base that has oil in it. The starches are removed from the plants, and then processed to create sugar, which in turn is then processed to become alcohol. This can be done with soy, with corn and with other types of plants that are grown and harvested all the time. A self reliant country is going to be one that does not have to use oil, that will use renewable sources of fuel, and one that is able to change with the fuel systems that are readily available. Fossil fuels are not going to be available forever, because these are resources that are found deep in the earth, that man cannot recreate. Gas alternatives will give you choices, without having to pay those high prices for heating your home or for running your car.