Biofuel for thought
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Every time we fill up our cars, take a flight, or turn on a light, we’re doing it with energy made from fossil fuels. While it shaped humankind’s progress, it’s also contributed to the decimation of the environment. Floods, droughts, heatwaves, and hurricanes prove that climate change is out of control. Yet we still we pump greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Are there viable alternative technologies available to stop the ecological carnage? Carte Blanche revisits the biofuels debate; its disciples say it has the potential to help cut down on fossil fuels and reduce emissions. They also emphasise the job creation possibilities while gobbling up used cooking oil, and animal and organic waste – the cheap and abundant feedstocks used to produce biofuels. With rising pressure to reduce carbon emissions, is South Africa missing a biofuel opportunity to help meet climate and energy targets?
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