Biofuel Energy

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

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

Managing Earth has provided the following links to resources, organizations, articles, videos, and more to enhance the growth of an important industry that can offset the use of fossil fuels and provide a more eco-friendly source of energy.

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.

Misc. Biofuel Directories and Organizations: