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Information Technology Management
ITM 100
Tsogbadral Galaabaatar

Sherief Cassis Biofuel EnergyA sustainable alternativeWhat is biofuel Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from a living or recently living organism biomass as opposed to fossil fuels which are produced from the organic remains of long dead organismsHow is biofuel produced The process consists of converting the sugars and starches from sugarcane corn barley canola and other highcellulose plants into ethanol a process known as fermentation How is biofuel an improvement over fossil fuels Biodiesel burns up to 75 more cleanly than conventional diesel fuel made from fossil fuels Switching to biofuel in the transportation sector would substantially decrease the amount of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphereWhat is bioethanol Bioethanol is a form of renewable energy that can be produced from agricultural feedstocks It can be made from very common crops such as sugar cane potato manioc and corn Many cars are able to run on a blend of 10 ethanol In Brazil cars run with up to 25 ethanol The ethanol produced in Brazil is made from sugar cane What will adapting biofuels mean in terms of energy security One of the main drivers for adoption of biodiesel is energy security This means that a nations dependence on oil is reduced and substituted with use of locally available sources such as maize and other renewable sources Are biofuels sustainable Biofuel is sustainable because crops can be constantly re planted without damaging the soil if done right Something that makes biofuels not sustainable is the fact that they take away land for growing food to eat which threatens food security Also the production processes of biofuels is not completely environmentally friendly since the processes use lots of fossil fuels to power their factories or transport the energy sourcesExamples of biofuel sources Peanut oil Algae Ethanol Switchgrass Starch crops corn sugar crops sugar cane
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