Whether you like how we use them or not, fossil fuels are important and they have allowed humanity to technologically advance at a rapid rate. Anything important is worth understanding. if you are interested in fossil fuels you should google anything you don’t know. If you are really really interested, you should read Daniel Yergin's book "The Prize".
There are many different types of petroleum but most can be categorized as one of the three mentioned above. Likewise, there are 4 major types of coal and peat from which many coals form. Natural gas really only comes in two types (wet and dry), but knowing the difference between LNG and an NGL’s is extremely helpful given all the gas news in the media these days.
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Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
This series contains 25 short lectures, each between 10 and 15 minutes long. The content in these lectures is flexible and can be used in a variety of ways to communicate bioenergy concepts to audiences from diverse backgrounds. An important objective of this series is to present facts about bioenergy and biofuels, and use them to explore misconceptions.