With the ever increasing fuel consumption worldwide, there is a tremendous rise in oil and petrol prices resulting in higher pollution and global warming concerns. Fuels like petrol, kerosene, natural gas, LPG, lignite and other coal are part of fossil fuels that are non-renewable resources where as green fuels or bio-fuels derives its energy from resources like agricultural wastes, wood, sawdust, charcoal, dried manure, non-food energy crops and grass cuttings. Bio –fuel is produced from organic matters and is a renewable resource unlike fossil fuels which will be there for a few more years. It’s a form of recycling the natural resources.
The world is moving towards environment friendly and pollution free alternatives and bio-fuel is the answer for it. Green Fuels or Bio-fuels are the alternative energy source to fossil fuels. Bio-fuels include fuels derived from biomass conversion, as well as solid biomass, liquid fuels and various biogases. Solid bio-fuels are biomasses that can be burnt directly for energy and serves as an alternative to solid fossil fuels. One of the advantages of solid biomass fuel is that it is often a by-product, residue or waste-product of other processes, such as farming, animal husbandry and forestry. With the oil price hikes, necessary energy saving techniques and environment concern; bio-fuels are gaining popularity not just within the industrial use but household as well.