Transforming plants into Biofuel
By Evan and Niko
What is it and how is it currently being used?
Fuels that have been extracted from plants and crops are known as bio fuels. Of these, the most commonly extracted and used one is Ethanol and Bio Diesel. It is blended with gasoline and can be used as an alternative fuel for your car. Bio fuels are produced from wheat, corn, soybeans and sugarcane which can be produced again and again on demand, so they are sustainable.
The benefits of this type of Genetic engineering!
Bio fuels not only help a struggling economy by providing jobs but also helps in reducing greenhouse gases by emitting less pollution. Plant based fuels can come from a renewable source, and can be grown anywhere and have lower carbon emissions as compared to fossil fuels. With more and more use of bio fuels we can cut down on the pollution being produced by using regular gas. Bio fuel does not only reduce the pollution being emitted, it is also cheaper. Instead of drilling for oil and gas we can simply "grow" our fuel. Bio fuel is created from plants, and with less pollution, plants can grow better creating more fuel.
Bio fuels are extracted from plants and crops that have high levels of sugar in them. However, most of these crops are also used as food crops. Even though waste material from plants can be used as raw material, the requirement for such food crops will still exist. It will take up agricultural space from other crops, which can create a number of problems. Large quantities of water are required to irrigate the bio fuel crops and it may impose strain on local and regional water resources, if not managed wisely.
To produce bio fuel an abundance of water is needed along with crops, and other added nutrients. In creating bio fuel, these materials will be consumed. This is the disadvantage of bio fuel. But, since bio fuel will be cutting down on pollution it will help the production of plants and crops.
How it affects Organisms
Bio fuel won't necessarily affect organisms because the process of making bio fuel does not directly affect organisms. Unlike regular gasoline, bio fuel does not require an abundance of oil. This will lessen the oil tragedies like leaks. since there will most likely be less oil leaks less organisms will be harmed. We grow crops that will soon get turned into fuel, and we take algae from the ponds and lakes that build up over time that can help change our earth and the future ahead of time. Bio fuel does not affect organisms negatively in many ways.
What is it's economic affect and how does it affect the environment?
Bio fuel affects our environment and economy positively in many ways. Bio fuel affects our economics because it will cost less so it can boost our economics if used properly. If we continue to use bio fuel it will lessen pollution which will grow crops and gain more money. Also, the process of making bio fuel costs less than gasoline. Bio fuel will affect our environment through taking away plants. A lot of plants will be used in the process of making bio fuel. Although they may be used up, the crops and plants will be replaced later on. Also, there will be less pollution so the environment will be healthier.
How does it affect the world and how will it affect our future?
Bio fuel will change our world positively because it is a better alternative to gas. Bio fuel will change our environment to be healthier and have less pollution. Also, it will change our economics. It will be a cheaper source of fuel and we will not have to rely so much on gasoline. Bio fuel will affect our future in a good and healthy manner. Not only will our economics boost but we will be healthier along with the plants around us. Bio fuel is the way to go.
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