Biofuel resources and its entanglement with geopolitics

Discuss the development of the biofuel resources and its entanglement with geopolitics and the ambitions of nations. Discuss the significance of the mandates for a new car design for the 21st century.

Biofuel resources and its entanglement with geopolitics

Firstly, Please limit your response to about one to two pages per question.
Secondly,  Please provide references and personal experiences wherever possible.
Thirdly,  Select only one question from each chapter. In total, answer two questions only.
Select no more than one question from any book – “The Quest”, “The Prize” and “The Private Empire”.
In total, answer two questions only.

Questions based on Part Six (The Quest):

Firstly, Discuss the development of the biofuel resources and its entanglement with geopolitics and the ambitions of nations.

Secondly, Discuss the significance of the mandates for a new car design for the 21st century.

Thirdly, It is easy to discuss benefits of electric vehicles. What are your thoughts on availability of electricity? Where will the electricity of the future come from?

Questions based on Parts IV and V (The Prize):

Firstly, Discuss the Suez Crisis (Chapter 24).

Secondly, Discuss the Libyan Squeeze (Chapter 28).

Questions based on Private Empire:

Firstly, Discuss the role of Exxon Mobile during and after Iraq War in 2003 in Haifa Pipeline Project. (Chapter 11).
Secondly, Discuss the role of Exxon Mobile Corporation’s role in 2008 US Presidential Elections. (Chapter 23).

More details;

What are some examples of biofuels?

Examples of biofuels include ethanol (often made from corn in the United States and sugarcane in Brazil), biodiesel (from vegetable oils and liquid animal fats), green diesel (derived from algae and other plant sources) and biogas (
methane derived from animal manure and other digested organic material).
What is biofuel advantages and disadvantages?

Advantages and disadvantages of biofuel

Uses land that could be used to grow food. Less carbon emissions. When burned, they release as much carbon as they absorbed during growth, although some carbon dioxide will be released during production, eg by the tractor. Needs a lot of labour.

 

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