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July 17, 2014
Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation (5 Activities)

Gasoline is the most commonly used fuel for transportation; however, there are multiple alternative fuels that are making their way to the market. These alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electric hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and bio-diesel. Students will probably have heard of some of these alternative fuels, but they may not understand how and why they are better then ordinary gasoline.

July 15, 2014
H2 Educate (9 activities)

Information and hands-on activities to teach students about hydogens as a transportation fuel

June 20, 2014
Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today (6 Activities)

This teacher guide provides extensive background information on transportation fuels to help your students learn about conventional and alternative transportation fuels by evaluating their advantages and disadvantages.

June 19, 2014
Mini Rockets

Groups of students produce hydrogen and oxygen gas. Using pipette mini rockets, students investigate which mixture of the two gases makes the best rocket fuel.

June 19, 2014
Electrolysis of Water

Students observe the electrolysis of water using either photovoltaics or a battery as the electric energy source.

March 27, 2014
Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

Find out how you can help improve the H-Prize H2 Refuel competition, which involves designing a small-scale hydrogen refueler system for homes, community centers, or businesses.

January 28, 2014
Join tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Join at the 2014 State of the Union

Join tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address.

January 15, 2014
Dr. Adam Weber oversees the work of intern Sara Kelly at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.  Dr. Weber was recently named one of the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Scientist: Dr. Adam Weber of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Adam Weber of the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recently honored for his cutting edge work to help make hydrogen fuel cells and their components more efficient and durable. Dr. Weber talks to us about what inspired him to become a scientist, why he loves Lord of the Rings, and gives some advice to future scientists.

January 13, 2014
Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells

Join the Energy Department at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16 for the first Energy 101 Google+ Hangout, which will focus on fuel cells.

Submit questions for fuel cell experts in advance and during the hangout, and watch the discussion live on or the Energy Department’s Google+ page.

Read more about this event and how to submit questions.