Capstone Project Title
Kerry Beeder and Lauren Beeder
With respect to environmental stewardship, the research question in this project was: which alternative fuel/ power source best supplants fossil fuels as a primary mode of powering vehicles? It details five of today’s leading alternatives: compressed natural gas, biodiesel/biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, all-electric vehicles, and solar-powered vehicles. The project presents appreciable research on each fuel/power source focused on defining each option, explaining how it works, and its advantages and disadvantages as compared to vehicles propelled by traditional petroleum products. Electric and solar vehicles (or a combination thereof) are most compelling as likely successors to fossil fuels into the future due to their resource renewability and minimal negative environmental impact. A narrowed, tangential focus was directed toward fueling or powering fire service apparatus.
environmental stewardship, alternative fossil fuels, powering vehicles
Beeder, Cameron, "Leading Alternatives to Fossil Fuels for Powering Vehicles" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 449.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects