Biofuel ‘could be key to carbon reduction’

Biofuel could play a major role in carbon reduction efforts, but more support and further work on the technology is needed if it is to become a mainstream option, one expert has said.

In order for biofuel developments to be successfully rolled out, commercialisation of the technological advances and government support are needed, explains Christophe Bourillon, director of communications at eBIO, the voice of the European bioethanol fuel industry.

“We have first generation biofuels in Europe, and that industry is growing up. But that market is behind things we have been seeing in the US,” he commented.

As carbon footprints from the transport sector grow in Europe, Mr Bourillon points out that biofuel is a technology that can be used in today’s cars as an eco-friendly alternative to petrol.

Biofuels are not just great for carbon reduction – they have other eco-friendly properties as well.

Michigan State University Scientists have pointed out that diverse biofuel plantings attract more beneficial insects than single crops such as corn.ADNFCR-2805-ID-19586813-ADNFCR

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