This study aims to determine the positive and negative effects of the biofuel industry to the Philippines. Since most of the sources of bioethanol can be grown here in the Philippines, being informed about its benefits and disadvantages may help improve other industries existing here such as the coconut industry.
Due to the time constraints, the researcher chose to limit the range of the study by answering the designated research questions. Information gathered is focused mainly in answering the questions. Most information is enclosed upon answering only its specific research question. Some of these questions have been addressed in studies, reports and documents which have been published by various organizations. These documents have been provided to the author in order to assess to what extent they can contribute seriously and consistently to bringing some answers, pointing out where feasible, any remaining sizable uncertainties or open questions.
Review of Related Literature
With the issue of global warming at hand, not to mention the continuous climbing of gas prices, the search for sources of fuel other than petroleum is a top priority. We call this biofuel. Basically, organic materials are converted into ethanol or biodiesel. Biofuels are sustainable and environment-friendly. They do not contain petroleum and are nontoxic (Megan Corbett, 2010). We have been hearing about biofuel for a long time now. It is normal for people to wonder if and when biofuel will become the dominant fuel source. Maybe the developers and researchers have already learned their lesson. And that is to not get easily hyped by the benefits alone. It is still more important to weigh all the consequences and plan a better method of addressing the issue of biofuel production (Jeanette S. Alvarez, 2009).
Background of Study
“A biofuel is difficult to define. Most of the fossil fuels we use are biological in nature. Perhaps we have to say that a...