Organic issues of ethanol and esters as biofuels

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  • Organic issues of ethanol and esters as biofuels
    • Biodiesal is made from plant oils - esters
    • In processing the esters the oils are broken down into long - chain carboxylic acids
    • Reacted with methanol or ethanol to make esters for biofuels
    • Land for biofuel crops could be used for food crops
    • Need more land for farming - fuels and food
    • Land made by cutting down and burning tropical rainforests
    • Destroys habitats of wildlife and contributes to increase level of CO2
    • Help as crude oil is going to run out

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