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Bioethanol as an alternative to fossil fuelsThere is a lot to be said for bioethanol as an alternative fuel. The following are the most important advantages:Climate protection through fewer greenhouse gas emissions: Renewable energy sources such as bioethanol mean that fewer greenhouse gases are produced. Apart from the energy needed to manufacture it, sustainably produced bioethanol, produced from regenerative raw materials, is CO2-neutral. The CO2 released when bioethanol combusts was originally absorbed by photosynthesis by the plants from which it is manufactured as they grew. Our production plant in Wanze, Belgium, for instance, reduces greenhouse gases by 70 % compared to fossil fuels. Greater security of supply and less dependence on imports:
Not only international political tensions but also the developments on the oil markets are projecting this important advantage of bioethanol more and more into the fore: the reserves of many "reliable" oil-producing countries - e.g. EU member states - are dwindling and demand has to be met increasingly from politically less stable regions. It is also to be expected that crude oil exploitation will become still more difficult and costly in the future. Conservation of fossil resources:
Each litre of bioethanol produced from regenerative raw materials means a similar saving in fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel produced from finite resources.
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