TP 325 Coal. General Works

Advanced Coal Technologies - Online Documents

Advanced Coal Technologies -- Online Documents is a database of "...both hypertext bibliographic full-text citation[s] of current coal technology-related Fossil Energy reports as well as the associated hypertext full-report[s] if available." The database is designed to "...keep fossil energy researchers informed of the latest scientific and technical reports in their area."
Within the site's main page are four major links: (1) current releases (updated monthly); (2) cumulative database; (3) help information; and (4) document ordering information. "Current releases" offers a listing of FET bulletins. Users should scroll to view the listing, which is divided according to subject category. Each report entry is noted with: (1) report number; (2) documentation information ( DOE report number, publishing information); (3) title of report; (4) author(s); (5) corporate source of report (with title of body, volume, and page numbers); and (6) an abstract of the report. Below the abstract are links for viewing the report's full text, as well as for moving up and down within the report's entry.
The "Cumulative database" link produces a search page with a link for searching information. At the top of the query page is a keyword field and a field for specifying the number of matching entries, both fields designed to operate a general search. Users interested in a specified search will find fields for this process on the lower part of the query page. Noted fields are: (1) title; (2) personal author; (3) corporate author; (4) publication date; (5) packed report number; (6) EDB subject category; (7) abstract; and (8) WAIS entry date.
The site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy; Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Select "current releases" to view recent report listings; select "cumulative database" to perform general or specified search. Site help information and document ordering information also found under main page links.

TP 343 Liquid and Gaseous Fuel

Alternative Fuel Information Sources

Alternative Fuel Information Sources is a list of contacts for Sources of Alternative Fuel Information. The site is a service of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). The AFDC, in turn, is America's "most comprehensive source for information on alternative fuels." After collecting data on vehicles running on alternative fuels, the AFDC analyzes the data and makes it available to the public.
The site's main menu features a comprehensive listing of subject areas, in which the user can find sources on alternative fuel information. Major topics included are: automotive, biodiesel, electric, emissions, ethanol,fuel cells, heavy-duty engines, liquid petroleum gas, methanol, natural gas, reformulated gasoline, solar, waste conversion, and government agencies. Users select a category of interest to view the topic's sources, listed alphabetically. Each source entry contains: the name of the organization or company; a business address (street, city, state, and zip code); and contact individuals, each with a business phone number provided.
The site is maintained by the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) and its sponsor, the U.S. Department of Energy.
To Search:
Choose category of interest from main menu. Browse through alphabetically listed entries.

Alternative Fuels Refueling Sites

Alternative Fuels Refueling Sites and Reports is a service of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), America's "most comprehensive source for information on alternative fuels." The center collects information from vehicles which are running on alternative fuels, analyzes the data, and then, makes it available to the public. This site lists refueling stations (locations) for: compressed natural gas (CNG), 85% methanol and 15% gasoline (M85), 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline (E85), liquified petroleum gas (LPG), as well as electric charging stations." Information within the site's database is "somewhat more current" than the maps, so users are asked to access both points within the site. Data found in the records comes from retailers, trade organizations, and general literature,.
Access to eight categories is given in the main menu. Here, users can view a table of refueling site counts, listed state by state, as well as insert or update listings within the database, via a provided form. A full-color map of LPG refueling site can be viewed, but unlike other maps in the site, this one has no records open for viewing. Searching the Refueling Sites Database can be done through entering data on: fuel type, the station name, the station's location, or the map number of the site. Site maps for CNG, M85, and E85 open to reveal detailed images, with site locations noted. To access records within the maps, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be used. If unavailable, the site's creators provide information on how to obtain the software. For users who do have access to the program, selecting the state of choice from the map results in a listing of stations.
A special feature of the site is designed for electric vehicle information and charging locations. Here, user can find a listing of WWW sites on the subject, as well as access to a directory of charging sites. Records within this listing provide, for each site: the operator's name, address, and phone; number of outlets; a description of access (public, private, etc.); manufacturer and model of charging equipment; and voltage and power quality.
The site is maintained by the Alternative Fuels Data Center(AFDC), and its sponsor, the U.S. Department of Energy.
To Search:
Select category of interest from table of contents. Follow onscreen instructions to view records. To access most fuel maps, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Glossary of Alternative Fuel Terms

Glossary of Alternative Fuel Terms offers "...definitions of terms commonly used in the Alternative Fuels Industry." The site was compiled by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Transporation Technologies.
Within the site's main page is general site information, as well as contact information for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) via telephone or e-mail. Below this area are four major areas of interest. The first, the Acronyms List, is divided into two sections: A-H and I-Z. Selecting a section title then opens the alphabetical acronyms list. Items are listed with their translations; users should scroll to view listings. The main page alphabetical index serves as the access to the glossary; users should select a category and scroll to view matching terms. All terms are provided in alphabetical order and feature a one to six sentence definition.
The Table of California Air Resources Board Vehicle Emissions Standards is the third major link of interest; here, users will find standards for low-emission vehicles, gasoline standards, and flexible and duel-fuel low emission information. Lastly, the sources for information link provides a bibliography of the site's references.
The site is sponsored by Kevin O'Connor, the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC); the U.S. Department of Energy; Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Select letter category to access glossary. Scroll to view listings. Access also given to acronyms list, emissions standards information, and sources information.

TP 358 Alcohol and Alcohol Mixtures. Gasohol

Small-Scale Ethanol Production

Small-Scale Ethanol Production, a member of the "Quick Bibliography Series of the National Agricultural Library," is intended "for current awareness, and as the title of the series implies..." is "not [an] indepth exhaustive" bibliography system of any subject. Citations are resources for recent research and bring the "literature of agriculture to the interested user...." Bibliographies are "derived from computerized on-line searches of the AGRICOLA data base. Timeliness of topic and evidence of extensive interest are the selection criteria." The site's creator "determines the purpose, length, and search strategy of the Quick Bibliography. Information regarding these is available upon request from the author/searcher."
Entries within the site include journal articles, books, and audiovisual materials. Specifications are given as to information provided within entries, to aid in searching. Instructions are also provided for requesting copies of bibliographies featured in the series.
The site is maintained by Jane Gates with the Alternative Farming Systems Information center; the USDA National Agricultural Library; Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Browse through listings of bibliographies within site.