Biomass transformed into bioenergy can produce liquid biofuels that can be utilized for transportation, such as replacing diesel in pick-up trucks and gasoline for cars. In this case, bio-crude, bioethanol, and biodiesel are all classified as biofuels, and they are considered sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Biofuels are used to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and upgrade the energy security of Australia. In fact, Australia’s biodiesel can potentially decrease emissions significantly, approximately 85% compared to diesel.
Likewise, Australia’s bioethanol can decrease gas emissions by an estimated 50%. After all, biofuels are the only workable minimal-carbon technology used for shipping applications, defense, aviation, freight, and heavy transport.
Moreover, aviation fuels made from biomass provide an excellent opportunity for airline companies committed to incorporating sustainable fuels into their consumption to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Virgin, and Qantas are a few airline companies that have already been using commercial biofuels. Meanwhile, Virgin Australia has already planned to always utilize biofuels on routes outside Brisbane.
With that said, the global production of biofuels during 2014 was one hundred twenty-six billion liters, and it has increased at a yearly rate of fifteen percent since 2000.