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  • Topic: Biofuel, Petroleum, Cellulosic ethanol
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  • Published : April 8, 2013
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I agree that US should pursue development of biofuels because it is necessary for people to get benefits from this renewable resource. First of all, it is made from switch grass diverse mixtures of prairie grasses and forbs, and woody plants, which can be converted into synfuel hydrocarbons or cellulosic ethanol, it can help to decrease the supply of crops so that the burden of the food can be reduced. Secondly, to be a viable substitute for a fossil fuel, an alternative fuel have superior environmental benefits over the fossil fuel it displaces, be economically competitive with it, and be producible in sufficient quantities to make a meaningful impact on energy demands. In my opinion, the biofuel production requires energy to grow crops and convert them to biofuels, it is predicted to producing corn and soybeans, including energy use for growing the hybrid or varietal seed planted to produce the crop, powering farm machinery, producing farm machinery and buildings, producing fertilizers and pesticides, and sustaining farmers and their households. It is worth to be invested and get support from government. For a long-term period of time, we should pay much attention and money at the biofuel field. Because biodiesel releases just 1.0%, 8.3%, and 13% of the agricultural nitrogen, phosphorus, and pesticide pollutants, respectively, it is less than the amount of using ethanol. What’s more, biofuel, clearly, refers to a viable substitute for a fossil fuel, an alternative fuel should not only have superior environmental benefits over the fossil fuel it displaces, be economically competitive with it, and be producible in sufficient quantities to make a meaningful impact on energy demands.
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