Study shows biodiesel reduced US GHG emissions by 18 million tons in 2015

May 18, 2016 |

In Missouri, scientific experts agree that biodiesel holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel use in the U.S. cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 18 million tons, or the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions of 3.8 million cars.

A new consensus report from the Coordinating Research Council now adds to the growing evidence in support of biodiesel as a low carbon fuel.  Key conclusions from this report show that carbon emissions from biofuels are declining relative to petroleum, and confidence in these results are growing with additional study.

To investigate this theory, the CRC has enrolled the world’s leading experts in economic modeling and lifecycle analysis.  The USEPA, the US Department of Energy, and the California Air Resources Board, were joined by representatives from the European Commission, environmental advocacy groups, and leading academic institutions from Europe and North America.

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