The Importance of Bio-Fuel in the Area of Renewables Energies

12 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last revised: 22 Mar 2015

Date Written: July 19, 2009


The bio-energy is that energy obtained from bio-fuel (eco-fuel). Today, the well known bio-fuel (the biological one) are ethanol and biodiesel. They are obtained from plants and used mostly in transportation. They could be used in pure form - if the motor is adapted to them, or mixed with fossil combustibles. The biological fuel can be produced from any biological substance that contains starch, sugar or oil. These are, mainly obtained from plants like corn, soy, rape, sugar cane and palm tree. In the future, they could be created from bio mass, discards and alges included. A few years back, the bio-fuel were seen as the solution for problems linked to climate changes. Today, there are voices that say the bio-fuel, even from climate changes point of view, are not part of the solution but part of the problem. Obtained from cereals, oleaginous plants and sugar canes, the eco fuels can contribute to reduce the CO2 emissions as well as the dependency of fossil fuels. The bio ethanol is produced from cereals and the biodiesel oil can be obtained from products like rape and sun flower and employed in Diesel motors.

Keywords: bio-fuel, eco-fuel, bio-energy, renewables energies

JEL Classification: O13, Q, Q27, Q54, Q57

Suggested Citation

Dobrescu, Emilian M. and Cristina Ciolacu, Cristina Barna, The Importance of Bio-Fuel in the Area of Renewables Energies (July 19, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Emilian M. Dobrescu (Contact Author)

Romanian Academy ( email )

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Cristina Barna Cristina Ciolacu

Spiru Haret University ( email )

Ion Ghica Street nr 13 sector 3
Sector 6
Bucharest, 030045


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