Alternative fuel

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Alternative fuel is generally means fuel other than petroleum (gasoline) and alcohol-based products that is used for transportation applications. This includes the following:

   * methanol
   * denatured ethanol, and other alcohols
   * fuel mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels -- natural gas
   * liquefied petroleum gas (propane)
   * hydrogen
   * coal-derived liquid fuels
   * fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials (biofuels such as soy diesel fuel)
   * electricity (including electricity from solar energy.) 

The term "alternative fuel" does not include alcohol or other blended portions of primarily petroleum-based fuels used as oxygenates or extenders, i.e. MTBE, ETBE, other ethers, and the 10-percent ethanol portion of gasohol.