There are many discussions in many nations concerning bioenergy usage, as well as its effects on the environment. The development and use of biofuels are central to any discussion concerning bioenergy usage, and the future of our environment as a whole. For many businesses biofuels are being seen as a great substitute for fossil fuels, due to the knowledge that there will be an eventual shortage and depletion of fossil fuels. Bioenergy and biofuels will be the much-needed replacement for energy needs in the future.
Corn and soybeans are being studied and used as potential future replacements for fossil fuels. And in many nations they are presently being used by a small segment of the population to fuel automobiles and other machinery. There is also a great deal of discussion on Brazil’s use of the sugarcane stem and leaves for electricity production. This is a very efficient use of the fibrous material that is left over after pressing the cane for its sucrose content. This is a classic example of how waste a material from one product can be used as a bioenergy resource. The burning of this fibrous material is much more environmentally friendly than burning coal for energy.