Fueling the world

a poster by: Amanda Searle

Bio engineering, our future.

Bio engineers have started to develop ways to fuel our society without the waste of fossil fuels and other such power sources. If we don't stop using such fuels, sooner or later we will run out. If we aren't prepared, our world will stop running.

The solution

Fortunately, there is a way to combat this, scientist from all over the world are working to create renewable sources of power for the next generation. A way that they do this is by using bio engineering to use ethanol to make a renewable fueling resource for all mankind.

Brazil has already started switching to bio-fuel, more particularly ethanol. They are using a sugarcane based fuel which is the most successful fuel to date. However some authors believe this could only be successful in this country for it has a advance agriculture industry.

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As well as fueling our culture, bio fuels can also be used to make biodegradable plastics. Normal plastics, made from fossil fuels are horrible for our environment; they will be in our landfills and seas forever.

Plastics made from bacteria however do disintegrate, they are recyclable. Using them will help our environment by keeping new fossil fuel plastics out of our oceans(the pacific plastic patch), landfills and streams.

By manipulating bacteria they can make the plastics degrade over time.

Pros and cons of biofuel

Pros: Bio fuels are easy to use, most oil tanks already work with both types of fuels. It's a lot easier then solar, wind and hydrogen.

Cons: Not many ethanol and biodiesel pumps at filling stations. Not enough crops or farmland for Biofuel. Needs 29% more energy to make the crop then it produces. Made from crops that could be used to feed the hungry.