Most recent data available evaluating California’s Low Carbon Fuels Standard has demonstrated 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. Advanced biofuels are defined as renewable fuels that have lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions that are at least 50 percent less than baseline greenhouse gas emissions.

States that have enacted greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs for the transportation sector, including low-carbon fuel requirements, are realizing significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions thanks to the use of advanced biofuels including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel in diesel engines, vehicles and equipment.

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Eni biorefinery near Venice (Italy)

The Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum on advanced biofuels

«As state leaders look for near-term, proven and available strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they will find that diesel engines, vehicles and equipment using blends of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels are contributing the greatest benefits to reduce transportation sources of greenhouse gas emissions», said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a not-for-profit educational organization representing manufacturers of diesel engines and vehicles, key suppliers, and fuel producers.

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Talking about biodiesel with ENI…

In our articles and posts, we have been talking quite a lot about biodiesel and advanced biofuels, describing them as a valuable alternative option of the future of mobility, for instance. A few months ago, we had an interesting conversation with Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Refining & Marketing Officer at ENI about the future of the diesel cycle. We tried to tackle also the issues of the possible criticalities associated to the use of biofuels as well as their impact on engines or engine components and their life cycle. Here you can read the first part of the interview, while the second and last part is available here.


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