Can biofuels become the sustainable fuels of the future? Or does the energy used for their production, and impact on biodiversity mean they do more harm than good?
- Biofuel is cheap to produce and is a renewable source of energy.
- Biofuels are made by fermenting crops like sugar cane, rapeseed, corn and palm oil.
- Greenhouse gases produced by burning biofuels are offset by replanting.
- Greenhouse gases are created by biofuel farming techniques, and growing biofuels takes away land from food crops.