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What do you think is the next fuel after gas?
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Posted 1/27/08
Hydrogen ones?
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28 / M / Maki's pocket XD
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cooking oil. hmm... smells like fries. yummy!
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water lols
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solar powered hydrogen combo will probably be on top in some years
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Methane. It's cheap and easily made, you can keep compressed canisters of the stuff. I won't be surprised to see petrol stations to include them in a few years.
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water and I think the end of the world is nearing.
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............. man some of you are clueless. well.... theres bio-disel, which is only available in some countries like brazil since they can grow a certain type of plant and harvest it very quickly. Bio-disel is basicaly manufactured disel, where they use plants and mix up it with different chemicals and things.

Then theres electric cars. They run of a rechargable battery which is like the size of a 17 inch monitor, and you charge it on an aelectric switch with like normal rechargable batteries. However, the government in some places will not introduce them since its max speed is 60mph, which is 10mph to slow to go on any motorway, so in otherwords, its a really broke slow car, and since its max speed is like 60mph, its acceraltion is going to be very bad, so its a no-no or duel carrage ways aswell (highways).

Then we have hydrogen powered cars. These cars are big, bulkcy hybrid cars mainly, There are smaller cars which are like that size of a fiat punto, but these cars are useless aswell, sinc etheir max speed is around 60mph aswell. There are currently hydrogen powered cars that are only in sweden, denmark, mainly the netherlands, and to buy them they cost a lot of money.

In some countries, they have developed cars that run on pure water, however, the engines are not powerfull enough to be usuable in a car or motorbike.
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^Wow there is so much wrong with this post...

I think it's you that needs to do some research before calling others clueless.
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M / London, UK
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killar wrote:

^Wow there is so much wrong with this post...

I think it's you that needs to do some research before calling others clueless.


lmao i dont speak from my brain, so i just spill out pointless things all the time, also, tell me which part is right or wrong, sinc eid hapily correct it if you want me to

Posted 1/27/08
In a perfect world;

Electric powered public transport (the only personal transport being bikes) with the electricity coming from offshore wind-farms, wave-power, solar energy and microhydro stations.

The reasons the others solutions are bad ideas;

Biodiesel
- it's food, not fuel! Basically using food to produce power will drive up the price of commodities around the world, result in more deforestation as people realise that the corn is worth so much and it isn't even sustainable anyway - there is masses of CO2 given off in the production.

Nuclear - it is not possible, sensible or safe to put mini nuclear power plants in cars. And then who's going to dispose of the plutonium, do you want every car owner to have a supply of fissile material for making a nuclear or dirty bomb. Also consider how uranium is mined; large, open mines which cut scars through the Australian and Canadian countryside (not to mention the indigenous peoples who are moved to make space for the mines).

Hydrogen - Basically it takes a lot more power to manufacture and compress the hydrogen, and then I wouldn't trust it, consider that you're giving one of the most explosive and fissile materials in the universe to everyone from the age of 16 up (in some places, of course it varies).


Basically there is no sensible way to keep your car, until effective batteries come onto the market at a sensible price. I hate to break the news to you, but - learn to walk again!

P.S. Yes, I am an environmentalist.

v You are quite correct with the "some biodiesel coming from cooking oil". Some of my reliatives use it for their car, they have to be careful not to accelerate when passing a police car though, as it's illegal. However; it makes the car smell like a chip shop, only works in diesel motors, and basically there isn't enough of it to be a viable alternative.

Also it is not "much cleaner" than petrol... as I already stated it produces large quantities of CO2 in the inefficient production stages and it's never going to be cheap. (producing a maximum saving of 30%, however this is only from sugarcane or palm oil, both of which are produced in areas under deforestation, releasing CO2 and removing a valuable ecosystem.)
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Biodiesel also comes from used cooking oil (I think)


Like I said before, we can't use electricity anytime soon. It's just that most of the world's power plants don't generate electricity cleanly.


C'mon, give (bio)diesel a chance, it's much cleaner than petrol.....
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Hydrogen fuel cells are the way of the future in my mind. More power, better fuel economy, and pure water you can drink is the only emission
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Hydrogen, hopefully, so we can still hear some contained explosions going on.

hybrids are not next generations of fuel, mainly because it's not even a type of fuel, and it's nothing more than a gimmicky bridge designed to give closure to thousands of consumers by making them think that they're driving the car of the future, save trees, etc. It's nothing more than attaching a battery to a motor and putting it into a gasoline car.

to hell with hybrids, they solve nothing other than to prolong our use of gasoline.

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By "gas" do you mean petrol, or LPG? LPG supplies will probably last longer than petrol, but I don't want to get my car converted because a lot of them have exploded.

If you mean petrol, I use 5 or 10% ethanol petrol, which is cheaper, and if everyone used it, it would give us more time to research viable alternatives to petrol. Is ethanol enhanced fuel the same as "biodiesel" which everyone in the above posts is talking about, and which i have never heard of?

I believe that in the future, cars will run on something yet to be discovered, and the person who invents it is either still in primary school or yet to be born. It will be an idea that comes as a complete surprise. I can be fairly confident about this, because over the last 50 years or so i have watched how things seem to be invented just as they are needed eg the internet (it would have been unthinkable when I was a kid), and it was really necessary as a new type of communication.

Whatever happens, perhaps we are looking at things from the wrong perspective - many people believe there is climate change due to fossil fuels. Running out of these fuels may in some ways be a blessing in disguise. People will find alternative fuels. My major concern about running out of them is that we will no longer be able to produce plastic. perhaps we should be saving the fossil fuels for this instead of burning them. Future generations will shake their heads in disbelief at what previous generations have wasted.
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Diesel is the next big thing. I see alternative sources to be available with modifications. I think Vegtable Oil is also a good option since it's renewable and environmentally friendly.
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