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 The House Finance Committee stripped out DeWine’s proposed $10 increase in vehicle fees, removed plans to increase fines for distracted driving and reduced fees on alternative fuel vehicles. J.d. Davidson, Washington Examiner, "DeWine signs $8.3B, two-year Ohio transportation budget," 2 Apr. 2021 Hydrogen is an alternative fuel used to power zero-emission electric vehicles, from cars to commercial trucks. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Hyzon Motors building fuel cell facility in Bolingbrook for hydrogen-powered trucks," 1 Mar. 2021 Enviva is the world’s largest supplier of wood pellets, which are used as an alternative fuel to coal. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Black Belt port to get $1.7 million grant," 20 Oct. 2020 Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk," 5 Aug. 2020 Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk," 5 Aug. 2020 Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk," 5 Aug. 2020 In all climate scenarios that envision a clean energy future, bioenergy’s share of the mix is expected to rise so BP could revise its goals depending on what future government policy support for the alternative fuel looks like. Will Mathis, Bloomberg.com, "BP Shows Oil Majors How to Green a Polluting Company," 10 Aug. 2020 Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of alternative fuel

1903, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Alternative fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20fuel. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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