Negatives Of Biofuels

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Since the beginning of the 21st century, Australia has become one of the highest greenhouse gas producers per capita amongst the world. With a vast growth in the Australian population, the demand for burning fuel in motor vehicles has led to an increased amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere, contributing over 16 % to the Australia’s total greenhouse emission. It has become a necessity for the Australian government to find alternative sources of fuel to cope with the transportation needs of the growing population. This issues study report will consider discussing the use of biodiesel and bio-ethanol as alternative fuels to petroleum and diesel. Furthermore, this report will also consider whether the use of biofuels should be promoted in Australia by comparing its environmental benefits over fossil fuels, and serious
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This emerging technology, like every other technology, has a number of positives and negatives. Since its production, biofuels have been considered as a major way to tackle global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere from hydrocarbon combustion. However, if produced by major companies for big profits, then biofuels could lead to greater carbon emissions due to deforestation. Hence, causing a significant loss of biodiversity and a permanent increase in food price, which could lead to hunger and poverty in developing nations. It appears to be that, if biofuels in Australia could be produced in a sensible way, where the growing of crops does not require clearing of forests, and, if the society could reduce the amount of fuel required to cope with everyday needs, such as using public transport. Then there would not be a requirement to substitute petrol and diesel for 100 percent biofuels. (Talk about investing in algae

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