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Feb 25 CDXS Codexis Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results
Feb 25 PBR Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (PBR) CEO Roberto Castello Branco on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Feb 25 EVGN Evogene: Ambitious Computational Biology Company Aims To Reward Patient Investors
Feb 25 FF FutureFuel goes ex-dividend tomorrow
Feb 25 PBR.A UPDATE 1-Sporting a 'Mind the Gap' T-shirt, Petrobras CEO ensures smooth transition
Feb 25 PBR REFILE-UPDATE 3-Ousted by Bolsonaro, outgoing Petrobras CEO defends fuel price rises
Feb 25 PBR Petrobras management to stay until end of term in March, CEO says
Feb 25 PBR UPDATE 1-Brazil's Ultrapar still in talks to buy Petrobras refinery
Feb 25 PBR.A UPDATE 1-Brazil's Ultrapar still in talks to buy Petrobras refinery
Feb 25 PBR Petrobras drama 'not a good sign' for Brazil -Fitch
Feb 25 PBR.A Petrobras drama 'not a good sign' for Brazil -Fitch
Feb 25 PBR UPDATE 2-Brazil President Bolsonaro says state firms must fulfill a social function
Feb 25 PBR.A UPDATE 1-Brazil President Bolsonaro says state firms must fulfill a social function
Feb 25 GPRE Green Plains prices upsized common stock and senior notes offering
Feb 25 GPRE Green Plains Announces Upsizing and Pricing of Concurrent Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes due 2027
Feb 25 PBR Petrobras Q4 net income skyrockets after reversing earlier impairment
Feb 25 PBR Petrobras beats on revenue
Feb 25 PBR UPDATE 2-Petrobras profit boosted as company turns more bullish on crude
Feb 25 PBR.A UPDATE 2-Petrobras profit boosted as company turns more bullish on crude
Feb 25 EC Ecopetrol S.A.'s (EC) CEO Felipe Bayón on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter. If the source biomatter can regrow quickly, the resulting fuel is said to be a form of renewable energy.
Biofuels can be derived directly from plants (i.e. energy crops), or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes. Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis. Other renewable biofuels are made through the use or conversion of biomass (referring to recently living organisms, most often referring to plants or plant-derived materials). This biomass can be converted to convenient energy-containing substances in three different ways: thermal conversion, chemical conversion, and biochemical conversion. This biomass conversion can result in fuel in solid, liquid, or gas form. This new biomass can also be used directly for biofuels.
Biofuels are in theory carbon-neutral because the carbon dioxide that is absorbed by the plants is equal to the carbon dioxide that is released when the fuel is burned. However, in practice, whether or not a biofuel is carbon-neutral also depends greatly on whether the land which is used to grow the biofuel (with 1st and 2nd generation biofuel) needed to be cleared of carbon-holding vegetation or not.
Bioethanol is an alcohol made by fermentation, mostly from carbohydrates produced in sugar or starch crops such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. Cellulosic biomass, derived from non-food sources, such as trees and grasses, is also being developed as a feedstock for ethanol production. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form (E100), but it is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase octane and improve vehicle emissions. Bioethanol is widely used in the United States and in Brazil. Current plant design does not provide for converting the lignin portion of plant raw materials to fuel components by fermentation.
Biodiesel can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form (B100), but it is usually used as a diesel additive to reduce levels of particulates, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons from diesel-powered vehicles. Biodiesel is produced from oils or fats using transesterification and is the most common biofuel in Europe.
In 2010, worldwide biofuel production reached 105 billion liters (28 billion gallons US), up 17% from 2009, and biofuels provided 2.7% of the world's fuels for road transport. Global ethanol fuel production reached 86 billion liters (23 billion gallons US) in 2010, with the United States and Brazil as the world's top producers, accounting together for about 90% of global production. The world's largest biodiesel producer is the European Union, accounting for 53% of all biodiesel production in 2010. As of 2011, mandates for blending biofuels exist in 31 countries at the national level and in 29 states or provinces. The International Energy Agency has a goal for biofuels to meet more than a quarter of world demand for transportation fuels by 2050 to reduce dependence on petroleum and coal. The production of biofuels also led into a flourishing automotive industry, where by 2010, 79% of all cars produced in Brazil were made with a hybrid fuel system of bioethanol and gasoline.There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues relating to biofuels production and use, which have been debated in the popular media and scientific journals.

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