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Engineering area from where the system is chosen: Biofuel Railroad Transport System. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.

A Brief Description of the Overall System: An Engineering System for Biofuel Railroad Transport System

This paper presents a transport system based on distribution of biofuels. It shall describe how the system fits society as well as the major subsystems that make up the system. The major interfaces between the components of chosen system will be identified alongside the major system boundaries. The immediate wider system and the major interfaces between the wider system and the chosen system are also concerns of this paper. Two major points of failure of the chosen system are identified and the possible impact if such failure occurred.

Biofuels take the center stage in policy debates in view of the forecasted shortages of fossil fuels and the need for new income and employment opportunities. There is currently a worldwide development of the use of biofuels, seen as important policy breakthroughs in many countries. A comprehensive stance for the use of liquid biofuels is now targeted for global action. Not only is the technological potential considered in this concern, but also the sustainable economic potential.

The second point of consideration in terms of failure of the chosen system accounts for the massive cutting of trees that leads to deforestation and its corresponding impact of greenhouse emissions. Since biofuel is extracted from plants, biodiversity is likewise affected by its sourcing of raw materials. This would lead in global warming - a fact attempted to be minimised by the usage of biofuel in the engineering transport system. The biofuel railroad transport system thus contributes to the exacerbation of global warming albeit a different form. These two major points require advanced research on the possibility of making the usage of biofuels sustainable for the transport system in UK.

Conclusion

A transport system based on distribution of biofuels called biofuel railroad transport system is envisioned in this paper. The railroad system is viewed to fit society in manner by which there is a strong necessity to upgrade the transport system by making it sustainable. The use of the biofuel in the transport system is aligned to this rationale. The major interfaces between the components of chosen system are identified in this paper alongside the major system boundaries. The immediate wider system and the major interfaces between the wider system and the chosen system are also concerns of this paper. However, the two major points of failure are identified as the indirect effects of biofuels on food supplies and prices, and deforestation and its overall impact on greenhouse emissions. This failures defeat the purpose of biofuel usage as a means of promoting biodiversity and minimisation of global warming. There is a call for both the wider systems and the biofuel railroad transport system to conduct further research to address mentioned failures and align them with the goal and rationale of the general usage of biofuel, particularly in the transport system.

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