Are Bio-Fuels really good?

by : Ashish K Arora

Bio-fuels are made from any biological source (any living organisms) suchas plants which use solar energy to do photosynthetic process. Bio-fuels appearin three different forms: liquid, gas and solid.

Apart from bio-fuels there are fossil fuels as well. But there are somedifferences between these two fuels. First of all bio-fuels need less time tobe formed, one or two years while fossil fuels are being produced during amillion years. Bio-fuels contains a great precent of renewable materials andfossil fuels don’t. And what is the most important is the fact that bio-fuelsdon’t polute the enviroment, they don’t add carbon-dioxide to the athmosphere.So the air stays clean.

These are: bio-gass (made of? plant oranimal waste), bio-diesel ( made of food waste) and vegetable oil.

This is so called the first generation bio-fuels.The second generationbio-fuel is made of waste biomass that can be burnt as fuel. It is renewablefuel and can be used for industrial production. Another type of bio-fuel is thethird generation produced of fallen apart algae. This type is harmless for theenviroment if spilled. And the fourth generation bio-fuel is the fuel that ismade of microorganisms working with carbon-dioxide.

Bio-fuels have their benefits.

The most important one is that bio-fuels don’t impact the eviroment badlyFree Reprint Articles,they reduce fossil fuel use and their price is lower than other fuels.

But most economists think that usage of?the first generation bio-fuel leads to reducing food amount and thatfood should be the priority to everyone rather than fuel.

As well producing bio-fuels needs a lot of land which can be consideredas disadvantage