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Nowadays, the international situation along with the increase in petrol prices and the difficulties in feeding world populations have forced many countries to consider the use of biofuels. Some authorities in the field such as Olivier De Schutter, a United Nations expert, have denounced biofuels while others look upon biofuels as a potential solution for the future. This view has been supported by many scientists for a long time.
The first generation, based to feedly cultures incompréhensible, quickly shown their drawbacks. Currently, many scientists have started speaking about a new kind of biofuel, which they refer to as second generation. What can be said about this new generation of biofuels?
To further elaborate upon this theme, let us closely examine the following points: the nature of biofuels, the thermochemcial and biochemical production of biofuels, the international point of view, the drawbacks involved, and the future of second-generation biofuels.
Several investigations into this subject have revealed that there are many ambiguities involving the question of second generation biofuels. In fact, a lot of people use this technology as a scapegoat for the food crisis whereas some experts have determined that the major part of the increase in food prices is due to speculation, disorganized production plans, and bad harvests.
A different point of view blames some industries for using biofuel production just to make money without any regard to ethics. So we are faced with a wide divergence of opinions and arguments.
Objectively, all the aspects involved in biofuel production won't be operational for the next 20 years. Nevertheless, the use of biofuels will have a definite impact upon our economy, and will be an important source of virtually untapped money. We can expect a rapid growth in investments and production throughout the world. This new generation of biofuels could prevent worldwide starvation thanks to the specific biomass used.