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2014 Ramzi bou khalil A1310436 5/28/2014 BIOFUELS
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Table of Contents Abstract ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 3 History ......................................................................................................................................................... 3 Classification of biofuels ............................................................................................................................. 4 Types ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 The benefits and deficiencies of biofuels ................................................................................................... 6 Advantages of biofuels ..................................................................................................................... 6 Disadvantages .................................................................................................................................. 7 References ................................................................................................................................................... 8 1 | P a g e
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Abstract Nowadays, using renewable energy resources is essential since the focus is on global warming, CO emission, and less consumption of fossil-based fuels. Fortunately, many biomass resources are found, which can deliver fuels, chemicals, and energy products. Biofuel is one of these alternative energies, also known as agrofuel, which is derived from living organisms. The main purpose of this source is the use in the transportation sector. However, biofuels have advantages and disadvantages, but it can solve the problem of the non-renewable fossil fuels (stocker, 2008). 2 | P a g e
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Introduction Biofuels are non-fossil fuels which differ of other non-fossil fuels like wind and wave energy. Biofuels are derivatives from biological materials, or organic matter. They can be solid, liquid or gaseous, which makes these non-fossil fuels always available because they are made from plants and animals, which make this source of energy renewable. However, fossil fuels take 10 to 100 million years to be produced, making them finite. That is why a renewable source of energy must be found (Scragg, 2009). Biofuels are the best way of reducing the emission of the greenhouse gases. They can also be looked upon as a way of energy security which stands as an alternative of fossil fuels that are limited in availability. Today, the use of biofuels has expanded throughout the globe. Some of the major producers and users of biogases are Asia, Europe and America. Theoretically, biofuel can be easily produced through any carbon source; making the photosynthetic plants the most commonly used material for production. Almost all types of
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  • Winter '15
  • Amir Alimohammad
  • Internal combustion engine, Biofuel

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