Learn all about Biofuels in this free course and how it can impact your business and life.

Chapter 1 : Biofuels: Overview

Three generations of biofuels have resulted from biofuel research and development. Each generation has its feedstock, with its own set of potential advantages and disadvantages. Biofuels made from an established row crop, such as corn ethanol or soy biodiesel, are known as first-generation biofuels.

12 min.

Chapter 2 : What is Biogas?

Biogas consists of hydrocarbons, which are flammable and may generate heat and energy when burned. Biogas forms by a biochemical process in which particular bacteria transform biological wastes into usable biogas.

10 min.

Chapter 3 : Biodiesel Basics

In 1890, Rudolph Diesel invented biodiesel, which allowed pure vegetable oils to be utilized in diesel engines for agriculture in areas where petroleum diesel was unavailable.

12 min.

Chapter 4 : Bioethanol : An Overview

Sugar or starch are used by plants to store energy. Bioethanol, as a fuel, reintroduces this energy. Bioethanol is an alcohol created from sugar (glucose) obtained from sugar crops or starch crops. Cellulose is another potential source.

10 min.

Chapter 5 : Energy from Algae

Microalgae can generate meaningful quantities of polysaccharides (sugars) and triacylglycerides. They have piqued attention as a possible feedstock for biofuel generation (fats). These are the raw ingredients used to make bioethanol and biodiesel, both used as transportation fuels.

10 min.

Chapter 6 : Biofuel Economy and Policy

The biofuel economy is increasing rapidly. Its economic growth is based on agricultural production, and most people live in rural areas. In the most biomass-intensive strategy, modernized biomass energy will contribute by 2050 about one-half of the entire energy demand in developing countries.

10 min.

Chapter 7 : Sustainability and Resilience

Sustainability is the approach to decreasing environmental impact and enhancing the quality of life for communities. Resilience is the convention of organizing things to persist physical, social, and economic shocks and strains.

10 min.

Dr. Jennifer Anderson


Dr. Jennifer Anderson is a highly esteemed professor in the field of environmental education with over 30 years of experience. Her passion for the environment and dedication to educating the next generation have made her a respected authority in the field. Dr. Anderson’s extensive knowledge, combined with her commitment to fostering a love for nature and sustainability, has influenced countless students to become environmentally conscious citizens.