Tag: GHG

Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

April 16, 2018 |

In Canada, building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10% by 2020. The expanded mandate is a made-in-Ontario solution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that improves air quality in a way that is both practical and effective. Once fully implemented, […]

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Use of Neste’s renewable fuels reduced GHG emission 8.3 million tons in 2017

Use of Neste’s renewable fuels reduced GHG emission 8.3 million tons in 2017

February 8, 2018 |

In Finland, replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal of 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year – more than the amount of cars in the city of London, […]

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N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

February 3, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that greenhouse gas emissions in rapeseed cultivation need to be assessed realistically for optimal mitigation and that global default values overestimate nitrous oxide emissions. A network of eight partners investigated GHG emissions from the cultivation of rapeseed and found that the nitrous oxide emission factor for GHG accounting in rapeseed is […]

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Statutory GHG reduction requirement for biofuels increases to 50 percent

Statutory GHG reduction requirement for biofuels increases to 50 percent

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP sent out a reminder that the increased GHG reduction requirement for biofuels took effect on 1st January 2018 in accordance with the “iLUC Directive” from 2015. In accordance with this, biofuels from cultivated biomass must demonstrate a reduction in greenhouse gases compared to fossil fuels of at least 50 percent to be […]

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France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

January 7, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Argus Media reports that French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas savings value from 1 January — a measure that could have considerable impact on trade flows from Argentina. The law, thought to be an attempt to protect French biodiesel production from swelling Argentinian […]

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New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

November 23, 2017 |

In Italy, some bioenergy and biofuel pathways have higher (GHG) savings than others, according to the latest data published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. For example, electricity produced from maize in biogas plants can result in 80% GHG savings compared to fossil fuel alternatives, provided that gas-tight tanks are in place and agricultural […]

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Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

November 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the director of the Center for Research and Development of Soils and Environmental Resources at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas has been awarded the Norman Borlaug Award on World Fertilizer Day by the International Fertilizers Association for developing a method of sugarcane cultivation that reduces GHG emissions. The method integrates urease inhibitors that […]

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New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

September 16, 2017 |

In Washington, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are transforming greenhouse gas into chemical feedstock using a new nickel catalyst that operates in water. The new catalyst converts carbon dioxide to formate and has three big advantages compared to traditional carbon dioxide conversion processes. First, it uses water instead of toxic solvents. Second, the catalyst […]

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New EU biodiesel GHG calculations increase market uncertainty

New EU biodiesel GHG calculations increase market uncertainty

September 2, 2017 |

In Europe, new biodiesel greenhouse gas calculations took effect on September 1st with new rules requiring all biodiesel that contains methanol to have reduced GHG savings. Producers now have to recalculate their GHG savings which is resulting in market uncertainty and impacted paper and physical trading. For countries like Germany, this is having an even […]

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Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

June 5, 2017 |

In Germany, the GHG-based biodiesel-blending mandate has led biodiesel producers across Europe to work to reduce the GHG intensity of fuels, a move which has worked to reduce demand for used cooking oil-based biodiesel. Biodiesel GHG emissions reductions have lowered to 71.5% in 2016 compared to 50.5% in 2014, meaning biodiesel compliant with the German […]

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