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2.3% of global electricity is generated from Biofuels

What is Biofuels?

Biofuels are plant or animal materials that can be burnt to produce electricity. The heat is used to turn water into steam, which is then used to turn a turbine. The turbine turns a generator which makes electricity.

Is Biofuels a low-carbon energy source?

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Biofuels is 230 gCO2eq / kWh. This is based on the Technology-specific Cost and Performance Parameters report from the IPCC.


Biofuels compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Biofuels

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