Fueling the Future- The Incredible Power of Blending Biofuels[/caption]As the world looks to different ways at carboning, biofuels hold promise as a sustainable energy solution that can reduce dependence on traditional fossil fuels whist still making use of existing infrastructure and supply routes.
Derived from organic materials such as crops, algae, and waste products, biofuels offer a greener alternative to traditional fuels. Biofuels can be blended with fossil fuels in specific ratios to create a mixture that meets desired specifications for fueling vehicles and machinery.
Ethanol and biodiesel are the two most common types of biofuels used for blending. Ethanol has higher octane ratings than gasoline and can be blended with gasoline to produce ethanol-gasoline blends. Biodiesel is commonly blended with diesel to improve engine performance, reduce engine wear, and decrease emissions of sulfur, particulate matter, and air toxins.