• Biofuels are fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.
  • The term covers solid biomass, liquid fuels and various biogases and also denotes Biodiesel, Bio-alcohol and bio-gasoline. 
  • The most common Biofuel crops include Corn, Rapeseed/Canola, Sugarcane, Palm Oil, Jatropha, Soyabean, Cottonseed, Sunflower seeds, Wheat, Sugarbeet, Cassava, Algae, Coconut, Jojoba, Castor Beans etc.


  • Biofuel is costeffective and pollutionfree.
  • Ethanol blending is the practice of blending petrol with ethanol.
  • Globally many countries including India, have resorted to ethanol blending to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions  

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