What kind of fuels exist?

What kind of fuels exist?

What kind of fuels exist?

What kind of fuels exist?

There are many kinds of fuels that are used today for a variety of uses.  Most of them are what we consider “fossil fuels,” and the rest harness energy from the sun, wind, and the atom.Fossil fuels are fuels such as coal, oil, or natural gas formed in the earth from plant or animal remains.  They are found worldwide and have been used for centuries.  I will give a brief definition of each as follows:Coal:  a black or brownish-black rock formed by the partial decomposition of animal matter in an anaerobic, moisture-free environment and often under extreme pressure and temperature.  It is found in veins throughout the world,  is extracted or mined, and then crushed or broken into pieces to heat homes, fuel factories and plants, and generate electricity.Natural Gas:  an odorless, invisible gas found naturally in the earth’s crust. The decomposition of plant material over millions of years released this gas, which is a mixture of methane gas and other hydrocarbons.  It is almost always found in the same location as oil and is drawn off in the drilling operation. But, it can be produced artificially from oil and coal.  Used today to fire power plants, heat homes, and various other uses.  Highly combustible!Oil:  A thick, black substance (often called petroleum) produced by the decomposition of plants under anaerobic, moisture-free conditions and under extreme pressure and temperatures over millions of years.  It is found in pockets under the earth’s surface, drilled and pumped to refineries, and refined into numerous products for use in heating, plastics, gasoline and kerosene fuels, and a variety of lubricants. Other sources of fuels are solar (from the sun), wind generators (from the wind) and nuclear (from the splitting of atoms).
What kind of fuels exist?
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