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3 Ways Biofuels Can Protect the Planet from Greenhouse Gas Emissions

3 Ways Biofuels Can Protect the Planet from Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The entire world these days is talking about green energy, organic fuels, and other different resources to get energy. But the most striking fact is that most people don’t have to do something offbeat to save Mother Nature other than just filling up with ethanol or even biodiesel produced by the top ethanol producing sugar companies in India. Biofuels have become the most talked-about topic these days because of a large number of advantages.

These alternative fuels not only safeguard the planet by emitting lesser amounts of pollutants but also boost the economy by creating millions of jobs. Over the past 10 years, even in a country like India which is still in its developing phase, a large number of farmers, construction workers, and allied non-skilled category workers have experienced a new hope for happiness and prosperity just because of getting engaged in the production of biofuels either directly or indirectly.  

The ethanol capacity of sugar companies in India is increasing by leaps and bounds, and in the times to come the production of biofuels is going to become a global industry for sure. This blog discusses some amazing advantages of biofuels, particularly in a scenario where the entire world is going to convert into a gas chamber just because of the burning of fossil fuels.

Here we go discussing in detail how biofuels can play a pivotal role in protecting the planet:

1. Lowered greenhouse gas emissions

Needless to say, global warming has started reshaping the planet, and the direct effects are visible everywhere, be it the melting of the frozen glaciers or the rising in the level of the oceans. While there is no dearth of people who consider global warming a natural phenomenon and not a man-made thing, many belonging to the scientists’ and researchers’ community believe that it is all related to the burning of fossil fuels. When burnt, all fossil fuels such as petrol, diesel, coal, and kerosene oil always drive the temperatures to increase. Fossil fuels are the most significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions into the environment, and the main gas includes carbon dioxide.

These greenhouse gases are notoriously well-known for trapping radiation from the sun just closer to the earth’s surface, causing the planet to warm. To make a significant cut on the release of greenhouse gas emissions, people around the globe are moving towards biofuels or biodiesel. These biofuels are not only powering cars and factories but also various other utility vehicles such as garbage vans which are well-known for creating a lot of pollution. Some of the most striking facts about biofuels include the following:

• Ethanol brings down greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent
• Scientists in Australia are of the view that biodiesel made from cooking oil brings down greenhouse gas emissions by 87 percent
• Biofuels call for no change in the settings of the engines of the concerned vehicles at all.

2. Fantastic overall engine performance

The neat aspect of biofuels is that they can power all types of existing engines with no modifications at all. Some minor modifications might be required in some of the special cases. As far as performance is concerned, you will find no difference when you run any vehicle on biofuel or conventional petrol. However, some vehicles get a little bit sluggish, especially during the winter season. It is because almost all vegetable oils are extremely high in saturated fats, and the ice crystals formed during the cold weather start making the engine struggle.

However, experts have proven that biodiesel or biofuels made from the vegetable oils such as canola oil do not show any such signs and symptoms at all. The primary reason behind it is that canola oil is not that high in terms of saturated fats making it difficult for the ice to form crystals. What’s more, biofuels also help engines last longer. Vegetable oils have a very high viscosity rate, and a large number of tests exhibit that high biodiesel blends are always above B10. And, it is now a proven fact that the blend of 10% biofuel and 90% petroleum diesel does not have any impact on the vehicle's engine performance.

3. Biofuels decrease dependency on oil-producing countries

It was a very harrowing and agonizing incident that took place in the year 1972. Almost all the oil-producing countries in the Middle East stopped exporting oil, causing a huge rise in oil prices. As a result, almost all the top and average economies of the world started suffering very miserably. In the United States, people had to stand in queues awaiting their turn for buying gasoline to power their vehicles and other means of transportation. The embargo was considered to be the coldest slap in the face of the then-powerful countries.

Eventually, the government of different countries scrambled to find and explore newer ways to meet their fuel needs. And, their efforts came to be fruitful when the concept of biofuels was introduced with great optimism and a positive disposition. As of now, many countries of the world are growing sustainable energy crops to bring down their reliance and dependency on oil-producing countries. The most amazing aspect associated with biofuels and raw materials is that everything can be preplanned right from the plantation of the crop to the establishment of the manufacturing or the production facility.

Concluding Remarks

All said and considered, fossil fuels are the most prominent villains behind the environmental deterioration of the planet. Today, alternative fuels have become the need of the hour not only for developed but also for developing countries around the globe. Over the past 2 decades, Indian companies producing biofuels have carved a niche for themselves both in the national and global market by supplying high-quality biofuels or biodiesel. Dhampur Bio Organics Limited is one such company that produces Ethanol making use of sugarcane juice or molasses as the raw material in its distillery located in Asmoli with a capacity of 312,500 liters per day on B-Heavy and 250,000 liters per day on C-Heavy.