New data reaffirms carbon benefits of biodiesel

wxman

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted today by the U.S. Department of Energy in Macon, Georgia. The workshop examined the sustainability of feedstocks like soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel or alternative jet fuel.

Wally Tyner, a professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, presented his research team’s latest findings today regarding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of producing biodiesel from soybeans.[1] Those findings confirm that soybean oil offers very good carbon reduction when used to displace fossil fuel. Tyner is supported by the James and Louis Ackerman endowment....

http://biodiesel.org/news/news-display/2016/09/14/new-data-reaffirms-carbon-benefits-of-biodiesel
 

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Strange....most studies have called most bio-fuels studies iffy at best, and plain out wrong due to the fact they tend to have political agendas....
Mixing a bit of biodiesel does help with lubrication since modern diesel does lack this....
 

Lug_Nut

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And Perdue University's "political agenda" is.....?

It's interesting to see that the ILUC is likely less than the current CARB calculation, but the "80% less" is conditioned as an "up to", so therefore not likely to be an 80% when the study concludes.
None-the-less, any reduction in the ILUC further tints biodiesel a deeper shade of green, despite the fact that the study appears to be discussing first-use soy oil for fuel, rather than my preferred post-consumer, recycled 'waste' oil for bio.
 
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