It simply can’t be denied that our planet desperately needs our help. Our current levels of consumption, resource usage and seemingly ever increasing pollution calls for drastic changes. One of the areas of highest hopes for curbing some of these earth damaging areas is biofuels. This special type of fuel is derived from biomass, so it has been helping to lessen our dangerous overdependence on petroleum based fuels which are not only not renewable, they are also among the top polluters of our planet.
Fortunately, bio based fuels have been receiving a good deal of attention in both the public and scientific realms. Factors such as climbing oil prices, the growing need for improved energy security and backups, and the increasing awareness and concern over greenhouse gas emissions created by fossil fuels have been combining to help people see the immense benefits of putting a good deal of effort into these bio based fuels.
What’s even more fortunate is that these bio based fuels actually include a wide variety of fuels derived from bio mass, such as ethanol fuel. One of the absolute best points about such fuels is that they support renewable energy resources. Developing resources that are not only renewable, but also consistently available and able to be depended on is key to getting larger corporations and industries to back these green methods. That’s because even if a green source of fuel exists, these large companies will not fully invest in them until they know that the risk of interrupted business is comprehensively taken care of.
One of the main parts of biofuels production is actually one of the least expensive, which is one of the reasons why this type of production has gotten so much public support. This type of production calls on biomass energy which involves recycling biomass for fuel. Not only does this method help produce a cleaner burning fuel, it also helps reduce waste that would otherwise be sent to overflowing landfills.
Renewable biofuels such as Green diesel (also sometimes referred to as renewable diesel) are derived from renewable feedstock as opposed to fossil feedstock which has been used in most diesel fuels over all these years. Earth friendly versions of renewable feedstock include a variety oils such as canola, algae, jatropha and salicornia in addition to tallow.
Plus, these special types of fuels are available for both personal and commercial use, which makes their chances of successful integration across industries very promising.