Study: biofuels production lessens GHG emissions

By | January 04, 2010
The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance released the results of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions study titled "GHG Emission Reductions from World Biofuel Production and Use." The report concludes world biofuels production in 2009 has reduced global GHG emissions by 123.5 million metric tons representing an average reduction of 57 percent compared to the emissions that would have occurred from the production and use of equal quantities of petroleum fuels. The study relied on a "life cycle assessment" approach to estimate the production and use of biofuels from "cradle-to-grave," including acquisition of raw materials, manufacture, transport, use, maintenance and final disposal.