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Biofuels are transportation fuels derived from agriculture, forestry or other organic feedstocks. Bio-ethanol and bio-diesel are currently the most common biofuels used in transport, although other biofuels are also in use, such as pure vegetable oil and biomethane. The main drivers for the production and use of biofuels are the security and diversification of energy supply, reduction of oil imports and dependence on oil, rural development and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.