LNG: Benefits and Risks of Liquified Natural Gas

For decades, natural gas has been used to provide clean power to thousands of households and businesses nationwide. Today, more than 1,000 vehicles traveling U.S. roads are powered by natural gas that is cooled to a liquid—liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG results when natural gas is cooled to temperatures of 260 degrees below zero, thus […]

Today’s Alternative Fuel Choices: Methanol

Part 5 of Advanced Technology and Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Methanol, another alcohol-based fuel, is usually produced from natural gas, but it can also be produced from biomass. Therefore, it has the potential to help reduce petroleum imports. Methanol-powered vehicles emit smaller amounts of air pollutants, such as hydro- carbons, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides, than […]