Why is biofuel important?
Biofuels are important for many reasons. First, biofuels may be derived from resources available in the United States. Currently, we rely on imported oil to produce gasoline for vehicles. Getting oil imported relies on trade agreements, shipping, and many other factors related to international trade. In addition, 93% of our transportation fuels come from petroleum, unlike other energy sectors which can rely on several sources of energy. Biofuels are a promising alternative for liquid type transportation fuel that historically comes from petroleum.
While other sources of renewable energy such as wind, water, and solar energy, are useful for electric power, residential or commercial purposes, and even industrial purposes; none of these sources are well suited for the transportation sector. Biofuels meanwhile are designed for liquid type fuels primarily used in transportation.