The value of biofuels to the environment

Fuels are the raw materials responsible for energy production. They are divided into two categories: fossils – originated from from the decomposition of organic waste: oil, coal, gas natural, waste – and biofuels – produced from biomass, a more sustainable alternative compared to fossil fuels.

Biofuels are sources renewable energy that can be of animal origin – using pig fat or chicken for biodiesel production, for example – or vegetable – babassu, beetroot, sugarcane, corn, soybeans, among other crops, and from them are bioethanol, and biomass that generate energy.

Like fossil fuels, biofuels also generate CO2 from their combustion, but the difference that makes them more sustainable is in their production: because they are fuels that originate from vegetables, for their manufacture is planting or plant extraction in natura is necessary, bringing greater compensation for gases emitted in production.


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