Production of Biofuels from Biomass as an Approach Towards Sustainable Development: A Short Review


  • Noah Mohammed Saleh Renewable Energy Unit, Technical Institute, Hawija, Northern Technical University
  • Ali Mohammed Saleh Northern Technical University
  • Hadi Hamdi Mahdi UiTM



Bio-Fuel, Liquid Bio-Fuel, Gaseous Bio-Fuel, Solid Bio-Fuel, Climate Change


Alternative fuels reduce the carbon footprint of internal combustion engines. Biofuels are  the most important alternative fuels. Manufacturing processes for biofuels have made it possible to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from well to wheel. There are a number of popular alternative fuels for use in internal combustion (IC) engines, including biodiesel, bioethanol, and bio methanol. Biodiesel and petroleum diesel fuel blends in compression ignition (CI) engines have received a lot of attention. Biofuel is any liquid fuel derived from "biomass," such as plants and animal waste. Biofuels replace gasoline and diesel. Biofuels are promising because the carbon dioxide (CO2) they emit is recycled through the environment. Biofuel plants collect CO2 from the air and release it when burned. In principle, biofuels can be a "carbon neutral" or "carbon negative" means to power automobiles, trucks, and planes. Biofuels can reduce CO2 emissions without requiring many infrastructural changes. They can be used in existing cars and mass-produced from biomass like chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Future biofuels may be moved using current pipelines. Making carbon-neutral biofuels is difficult. Fermentation, processing energy, transportation, and even plant nutrients can produce CO2 and other greenhouse gases before biofuels are consumed. Biomass agriculture can have climate consequences if it replaces CO2-storing woods. How biofuels are generated and used affects their potential as a climate solution.




How to Cite

Saleh, N. M. ., Saleh, A. M. ., & Mahdi, H. H. . (2022). Production of Biofuels from Biomass as an Approach Towards Sustainable Development: A Short Review. NTU Journal of Renewable Energy, 3(1), 9–21.