biofuel facts

April 2008
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2008, p52
Trade Publication
The article provides information on biofuels. Biodiesel can be made from crops that produce suitable oils such as oilseed rape, palm, and soya. Bioethanol is usually blended with petrol. It is produced from wheat, maize, sugar beet and sugar cane, which contain starch or sugar to convert into alcohol. Supporters claim Great Britain is more than capable of producing enough bioethanol and biodiesel to meet government targets.


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