Is coal a fossil fuel?

Answer Coal, along with oil and natural gas, is a fossil fuel. Coal was formed from dead vegetation and animal matter from as long as 400 million years ago. Coal forms from compressed mats of dead matter,... Read More »

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How to Convert Coal to Liquid Fuel?

The U.S. has the coal reserves to make coal-derived liquid fuel a reality --- over 250 billion tons' worth as of 2011. South Africa has already shown that it can produce synthetic fuels made from c... Read More »

Is oil fossil fuel?

Oil, also called petroleum, is a fossil fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Fossil fuels, such as natural gas and coal, are hydrocarbon based substances formed from decay... Read More »

Is gas a fossil fuel?

Gasoline (gas) is a component of crude oil, which is a fossil fuel. Refineries separate gasoline from crude oil by boiling the crude oil into vapor. Different fractions are collected according to t... Read More »

How to Make Diesel Fuel from Coal?

With political roadblocks to America drilling for oil off-shore or in protected areas and the increasing price per barrel of imported oil, an alternative fuel is appealing. Solar and wind power hav... Read More »