Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

October 14, 2017 |

In Uruguay, the government said that the country’s transportation sector has lowered CO2 emissions since 2015 by an average of about 7% each year as a direct result of increased use of biofuels. Uruguay is one of the world’s largest biofuel consumers, in part thanks to the agro-fuels laws which require a 6% mix of biodiesel in gasoil and 9-10% of bioethanol in gasoline, according to BN Americas.

Uruguay set a goal to lower Uruguay’s consumption of fossil fuels in the transportation industry by 15% as part of the Paris climate agreement and the country’s 2005-30 energy policy. A study by state-owned biofuel producer Alcoholes de Uruguay indicated that the 50% increase in biofuel production in 2016 contributed to preventing 270,000 tons of CO2 in 2016.

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