Types and Uses of Fossil Fuels
No doubt, fossil fuels are playing a vital role in our daily lives. Since their discovery, humans have made significant developments in different fields because they allowed us to move huge machines and travel long distances in very short times. Fossil fuels need to be refined at certain temperatures before being used. In this blog, we’ll describe some different kinds of fossil fuels and their uses in our daily lives.
The most common and widely used type of fossil fuel is oil. It further has several categories like petrol, diesel, and kerosene oil, etc.
Almost every human on earth is using petrol directly or indirectly. We are using it to run cars, motorcycles, generators, etc. Just like petrol, diesel is also being used by a large number of the population. We are using diesel to run large machinery and trucks. On the third, we have kerosene oil. Kerosene oil is capable of providing enough power to the engines of an aircraft to make it fly.
Most people use natural gas for cooking purposes. However, it can be used to run vehicles as well. Natural gas can be supplied in any area through pipelines. Usually, people use compressed natural gas in cylinders where they can use it partially or store it for a long time. But, it is possible to transport large amounts of gas in form of LNG. LNG stands for Liquified Natura Gas and it can be transported through oil containers and large transport ships.
Coal is formed when dead plants, submerged in swamps are exposed to certain conditions like heat and pressure for hundreds of millions of years. Just like other fossil fuels, needs to be processed before use. Coal has a very dark color and can be used for cooking. The most famous dish cooked using coal is barbecue, or simply, BBQ. In past, coal was used to power the engines of trains.
Some lands in this world are rich in fossil fuels. Many nations around the world are exporting fossil fuels and earning significant revenue from them. Fossil fuels can be found in the depths of land and can be very helpful to generate large amounts of profit because they have a very high demand all over the world.
Fossil Fuels are Depleting
The world is using fossil fuels on a very large scale. However, they are limited and will be frustrated soon. This can create a serious energy crisis in the world. Seeing this, the world is now shifting towards a new kind of energy known as solar energy.
Replacement of Fossil Fuels
Solar energy is among renewable resources which means it can be found in unlimited amounts. Solar energy aims to utilize energy coming from the sun. In recent years, huge developments have been made out by researchers regarding solar energy. Solar cars and many other types of vehicles have been introduced to replace conventional vehicles that require fossil fuels to run. But, still, it would take some time to increase the interest of people in these new vehicles.