Glossary:Biofuels

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Biofuels are liquid fuels from a non-fossil biological origin and a renewable energy source, to be distinguished from fossil fuels.

Biofuels can be split up into two categories, biogasoline and biodiesel:

  • Biogasoline includes:
    • bioethanol (ethanol produced from biomass and/or the biodegradable fraction of waste);
    • biomethanol (methanol produced from biomass and/or the biodegradable fraction of waste);
    • bioETBE (ethyltertio-butyl-ether produced on the basis of bioethanol: the percentage by volume of bioETBE that is calculated as biofuel is 47 %);
    • bioMTBE (methyl-tertio-butyl-ether produced on the basis of biomethanol: the percentage by volume of bioMTBE that is calculated as biofuel is 36 %).
  • Biodiesel includes:
    • biodiesel (a methyl-ester produced from vegetable or animal oil, of diesel quality);
    • biodimethylether (dimethylether produced from biomass);
    • Fischer Tropsch (Fischer Tropsch produced from biomass);
    • cold-pressed bio-oil (oil produced from oil seed through mechanical processing only);
    • all other liquid biofuels which are added to, blended with or used straight as transport diesel.

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