Fossil fuels are just don’t have a future with us if we want to have a future. Science is working on alternatives and as it turns out, biomass fuels are one way that we can shift the tides on climate change. These fuels, made of various plants, can actually reduce carbon.
A new long term study has shown that six crops can actually create carbon zero energy when used with light duty vehicles. The crops, which are grasses, trees, and other types of vegetation including collections of native prairie plants, when paired with carbon capture technology makes for a very clean fuel source.
The crops can be grown in a number of areas making them accessible as well. There have been a number of biomass fuel tests, mostly for home heating and other small uses however, something like this encouraged on the large scale could really make a series change in the climate.