What are the 5th generation biofuels?





Question: What are the 5th generation biofuels?

Answer: As far as I’m aware there is currently no fifth generation biofuels. The highest is fourth generation biofuels. Here is a simple break down of the various biofuel generations as it currently stands:

  • First generation biofuels are fuels produced from biological sources.
  • Second generation biofuels are fuels produced from non-food biological sources (To eliminate competition between fuel or food for crops).
  • Third generation biofuels are algae based fuel sources.
  • Fourth generation biofuels are essentially the remaining methods of producing biofuels not convered in the previous generations. This includes genetically modified crops, pyrolysis, and so on.

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