Biofuel - Definition, glossary, details
Biofuel refers to a fuel that is produced from organic matters. Biofuels
are made predominantly from energy crops like palm oil, sugar cane and rape
seed. The second generation biofuels are capable of producing fuels from
non-food based crops like algae and waste organic matter.
The plants have the tendency to store carbon dioxide in them thereby
helping in removing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Use of biofuels
avoids the need for investment in new low carbon vehicle technologies.
The critics argue that increase in production of biofuels would result
in depletion of forests and increase pressure on agricultural lands.
|Biochar||Biological Sequestration||Biomass Cofiring|
|Basel Convention||Baseline Emissions||Biomass|
|Black Carbon||Biodiversity||Base Year|