What is the difference between bio-fuels and fossil fuels?
Bio-fuels differ from fossil fuels in several ways. The following will show you how: • Fossil fuels are bad for the environment because of the pollution they generate. Bio-fuels on the other hand are much saver for the environment. • Fossil fuels use up far too many resources because they take a very long time to build whereas bio-fuels can be generated in days. • Bio-fuels are renewable sources of energy and fossil fuels are not. • There are several types of bio-fuels To make it easier to distinguish the different forms of bio-fuels they have been categorized into four groups: • First Generation • Second Generation • Third Generation • Fourth Generation First generation bio-fuels: First generation bio-fuels are derived from starch, vegetable fats, sugar (which is derived from food crops), and animal fats. Typical examples of this bio-fuel group are bio-diesel, vegetable oil and bio gas. Second generation bio-fuels: Second generation bio-fuels is derived from waste biomass. This adds a