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Alternative Fuels Research

EPA researches and evaluates the feasibility of running vehicles on non-petroleum fuels, such as alcohol fuels.  The use of alternative fuels can potentially lower emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases, and reduce America’s dependence on imported oil.

EPA's research into alternative transportation fuels, such as ethanol and methanol, explores their potential for use as cost-effective, sustainable fuels that achieve both low emissions and high fuel economy.  This research consists of engine and vehicle development and testing to develop high-performing, economical alternatives to conventional gasoline and diesel engines.

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For additional information please visit: Alternative Fuel Conversions page.

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