For decades now, oil and other fossil fuels have been the primary
source of energy production in the world in the world. Over the past few years however, newer methods
have been discovered that aim to remove our reliance on such fuels. A gradual and now growing movement towards using newer fuels for our alternative energy requirements is taking place and it's time to take notice.
Among the new discoveries in
alternative energy are biofuels and they can be found powering
everything from military vessels at sea to boilers in the home. Not
everyone may be completely familiar with what biofuels are, what they
do, and, most importantly, what their primary benefits are. To shed some
light on this subject, a brief look at the many benefits of biofuels is called for.
Biofuels are fuels derived from organic matter that was recently living rather than fossil fuels which by their very nature have been locked away in the earth for millions of years. Your average lump of coal for example will be around 300 million years old and when it's gone, it's gone. A biofuel can be re-grown and this, again, gives us another benefit as in some respects, biofuel can be almost carbon neutral as opposed to fossil fuels which happily release all their stored up greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as they're burned.
Of course, in the early days of these types of fuel there will be cost implications as the technology takes time to become as ubiquitous as piped gas to the house. In these respects the main push is currently to get a higher adoption of such fuel systems into houses and businesses that are currently "off the grid", i.e. reliant on shipped in gas such as LPG.
However, biofuel burners are not a new technology; they're proven and they work well, but people will take some convincing that they should move to such systems and so many governments are now pushing them with cash incentives for those willing to take them on.
Saving the environment will take more than a few new boilers in the world, but it's a small step to changing the way we think about heating our homes.
For more information on how biofuels can help you help the environment and save you money, head over to IECConnect : http://www.iecconnect.co.uk/