Discover the benefits of biofuels compared to fossil fuels in this free course. Explore different types, with a focus on transport biofuels. Learn about their potential as a solution for future energy needs and gain knowledge on plant composition and the role of science in plant-related issues.
This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared with fossil fuels. The different types of biofuel are explored, with particular emphasis on transport biofuels. Finally, the issue of whether biofuels are the complete answer to our future energy needs is considered.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, language, concepts and principles relating to plants, in particular the composition and properties of plants and the different ways in which plant products have been utilised by humans
Demonstrate an understanding of the contribution that science can make to informed debate on issues arising from the use of plants and the threats posed to plants and their habitats
Make sense of information presented in different ways, including textual, numerical, graphical, multimedia and web-based material.