Tag: GHG

Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

September 15, 2019 |

In Canada, several national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas emissions reductions of over 50 million tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. One of the associations, Advanced Biofuels Canada, estimates that 15 Mt of reductions per year are achievable by 2030 by incorporating modest levels […]

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Canadian clean fuel standard could reduce GHG by 50 million tons per year by 2030

Canadian clean fuel standard could reduce GHG by 50 million tons per year by 2030

September 9, 2019 |

In Canada, Canada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. The associations, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA), Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Wood Pellet Association […]

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GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, a new report released by the White House’s General Accounting Office says that the Renewable Fuel Standard led to some states seeing higher fuel prices at the pump as a result of ethanol blending while other states such as Minnesota and Missouri saw lower prices. The report also says that the policy has […]

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Replacing petroleum diesel by 2030 with biomass-based diesel seen feasible

Replacing petroleum diesel by 2030 with biomass-based diesel seen feasible

February 7, 2019 |

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable diesels, according to a new report from the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance. Transitioning to sustainable diesels will represent a 71 percent decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to […]

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University of Minnesota researchers find prairies could provide high GHG savings as bioenergy feedstock

University of Minnesota researchers find prairies could provide high GHG savings as bioenergy feedstock

January 29, 2019 |

In Minnesota, in an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits, University of Minnesota scientists applied their research on native prairies in the Upper Midwest to understand marginal lands—particularly abandoned and degraded agricultural fields. In the 10-year study published in Nature Sustainability, researchers utilized 36 plots […]

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Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

December 2, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and removals by 2050. Bioenergy Europe released a statement that said it “is glad to see that bioenergy is […]

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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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