Are palm, soy and canola biodiesel on a par with tar sands for GHGs?

January 31, 2012 |

In Belgium, EurActiv is reporting that leaked documents from the European Commission show that GHG emissions for biodiesels from palm oil, canola and soy are higher than fossil fuels and on a par with Canadian tar sands when emissions from ILUC are included. The anticipated ILUC factors that will likely be proposed give a factor of 105g for palm oil but 36g and 34g respectively for sugarcane and sugarbeet. The factor for corn is seen at 43g.

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