The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is not content to release just one green car-related report a week. After the recent report called "UK Automotive Sector – Towards Sustainability", SMMT has now published what they're calling "a straightforward guide to biofuels
". This free report is called "Biofuels and Road Vehicles" and describes how biofuels are made, what the different types are and how biofuels affect the environment. The specific biofuels the reports looks at are biodiesl, bioethanol and biogas. The report is UK-focused, and describes how the government's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation will force fuel companies to supply five percent biofuel by volume by 2010.
So, how good is the report. Well, you can download it yourself and find out. When you do, you'll see that the website says the guide is "biofuels in a nutshell", and that's a good title. The 12-page PDF has lots of photos and not a lot of detail, but if you've got relatives who don't get how you can put corn into a gas tank, this is the guide to give them.