Biofuels are a renewable fuel source derived from biomass or biowaste. Also known as agrofuel, biofuels have been made from a variety of biomass sources throughout history, including agricultural crops such as corn and switchgrass as well as algae, animal fat, and vegetable oil. Energy can also be derived from biowaste, such as landfill gases (LFG), emitted from rotting garbage in landfills. In fact, it is thought that biofuel can be produced from any carbon source. The challenge, however, is to convert the biomass energy safely, cleanly, and efficiently into the liquid fuel that powers the automobiles, planes, trains, and other transportation that keeps economies around the world growing.
In the past few decades, the popularity of biofuels has skyrocketed....Read more