By: Aaron LLoveras ALTERNATIVE FUELS
- Alternative fuels are substantially non-petroleum-based fuels that produce energy and environmental benefits.
Three alternative fuels:
- Bioalcohol methanol and ethanol.
- Biomass is anything which lives in an area and can be transformed into electricity or fuel.
Four types of biomass: Sugar Canes Corn Agricultural wastes or forestry wastes Cellulose from green plants
- Bioenergy is just what we can do with biomass, so bioenergy is like another word for biomass.
- Biodiesel is a fuel made of vegetable oils, animals fats, etc.
- It’s biodegradable and it only works for special engines.
- Ethanol is a colorless liquid with a special odor.
- It’s made of crops but it can be made of cellulose too.
- It can be also called bioethanol.
- Methanol is an alcohol fuel, normally made of natural gas or oil but it can also be made of biomass.
- Green plants turn atmospheric carbon into organic carbon by the process called photosynthesis .
- Biomass is harvested and fermented into ethanol. Ethanol is processed to be useful.