What Are Biofuels?

Biofuels are fuels produced from living organisms such as plants or microalgae. Examples of biofuels include:

  • Bioethanol – An alcohol made from the fermentation of starch-rich and sugar-rich crops such as corn or sugarcane.


  • Biodiesel – Produced using transesterification of oils and fats and is not too dissimilar to conventional diesel.


  • Biofuel gasoline – A relatively new discovery, UK scientists have developed a gasoline fuel from Escherichia coli thats transforms glucose into biofuel.