alternative fuel

noun

Definition of alternative fuel

: a fuel for internal combustion engines that is derived partly or wholly from a source other than petroleum and that is less damaging to the environment than traditional fuels alternative fuel vehicles the alternative fuel industry

Examples of alternative fuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What highways in Ohio will be alternative fuel corridors? Peter Krouse, cleveland, 12 July 2022 The percentage change in share of alternative fuel vehicles from 2014 to 2022 was then used to rank cities across the U.S. Tandra Smith | Tsmith@al.com, al, 16 July 2022 And the reactors’ high-temperature steam could also yield significant amounts of hydrogen, a carbon-free alternative fuel to natural gas. Ivan Penn, New York Times, 5 July 2022 The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is a $5 billion effort to establish a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030 along highways federally designated as alternative fuel corridors. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, 27 June 2022 And his company plans on using sustainable aviation fuel — which is an alternative fuel derived from plant waste and other organic matter — allowing Boom to be more environmentally conscious. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 28 May 2022 Bently, the owners of the Nevada distillery Bently Heritage as well as interests in real estate, agriculture and alternative fuel, according to Tyler Cassacia, an attorney for their company, Bently Enterprises. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 19 May 2022 After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the price of oil climbed in 2022's first quarter – as countries that rely heavily on Russia for energy scrambled for alternative fuel sources amid uncertainty. Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 7 May 2022 Increasing 'alternative fuel corridors' Alternative fuel corridors are designated highway segments that have infrastructure plans to allow travel on alternative fuels, including electricity. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of alternative fuel

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alternative fuel was in 1903

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2022

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“Alternative fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20fuel. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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