Found 2 Articles for Biofuels

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Biofuels?

Gayatri Talakokkula
Updated on 11-May-2023 12:52:06


Introduction to Biofuels Biofuel is the any fuel which is derived from the biomass or something that is once alive. It is a crop grown by a farmer in a field which is later turned into a sugar paste or ethanol or fuel used by vehicles or machines. Both the biofuels and the normal fuels produce emissions like hydrocarbons and NOx. Since biofuels are made from the crops they consume CO2 as they grow. So when these are burned in the engine of vehicles that CO2 which was consumed is released back into the atmosphere and hence there is no ... Read More

Second-Generation Biofuels - An Overview

Gayatri Talakokkula
Updated on 11-May-2023 12:03:54


What are Biofuels? Biofuels are the fuels that are produced from organic material like biomass either directly or indirectly. Biomass used here is mostly the plants material and animal waste. Use of biofuels has been in existence even before the use of petroleum oils. USA is known to be the leading manufacturer of the biofuels. Generations of Biofuels Biofuels are currently categorized into 4 different generations. First Generation Biofuels These are the most conventional type of biofuels. It has been in use before approximately 400 years. These fuels are usually made from the derivatives of food crops like sugar cane, ... Read More