Biofuels play key role for climate protection
New data surveys show that diesel engines and equipment using advanced biofuels, including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel, have delivered more greenhouse gas reduction benefits than vehicle electrification and even ethanol, said the NPO diesel technology forum in the USA.
In the US state of Oregon for example, biodiesel and renewable diesel are already slated to play a key role in achieving new climate goals which include a 25% reduction by 2035 relative to 2015 levels.
By the end of 2020, over 636,000 t of greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be eliminated alone through the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels. Oregon is home to over 150,000 diesel-powered commercial vehicles and just a few hundred natural gas-powered vehicles. (ben)