Biofuel Energy


Biofuel is derived directly from Biomass.  This includes living matter such as wood, crops, and animal waste which can be converted to fuel.  Read about the current biofuel technologies and sources, along with steps being taken to revolutionize the future of the industry. Check out Managing Earth’s Pinterest Page on Biofuel.

Different types of biofuels include:

  • Ethanol is often derived from sugarcane and corn.
  • Biodiesel is derived from vegetable oils and liquid animal fats.
  • Green diesel is derived from algae and other plant sources
  • Biogas (or methane) is derived from digested organic material and animal manure.
Biofuel Directories:

The most interesting biofuel efforts avoid using land that’s expensive and has high opportunity costs. They do this by getting onto other types of land, or taking advantage of byproducts that aren’t used in the food chain today, or by intercropping.

Bill Gates

Will biofuel usage require land? Absolutely, but we think the ability to use winter cover crops, degraded land, as well as using sources such as organic waste, sewage, and forest waste means that actual land usage will be limited. Just these sources can replace most of our imported oil by 2030 without touching new land.

Vinod Khosla