What are Biofuels?

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Dhaval Ajmera asked 6 years ago
What are Biofuels?
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What are Biofuels?
Consumption of all fossil fuels results in the release of bi-products, some of which are toxic to the environment and lead to global warming. Biofuels are considered to be the cleaner alternatives for such fossil fuels.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 6 years ago

Biofuels can be defined as a renewable source of energy that is produced from organic matter. They can be produced from biological resources that are readily accessible on a large scale and easily replenishable. They can also be defined as fuel derived from organic matter. They can be obtained directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes.

Biofuels are designed to replace conventional fossil fuels like:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel fuel
  • Coal

There are three main types of biofuel:

  • Ethanol
  • Biodiesel
  • Biojet fuel