Are biofuels really better for the climate than diesel?
Some biofuels are net carbon negative, meaning that their production and use actually removes harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere! Other biofuels made from more carbon-intensive materials can have an even worse climate change impact than the petroleum-based products they are designed to replace. How do we ensure that our use of renewable fuels maximizes environmental benefits?
Anil Prabhu, Fuel Evaluation Manager with the California Air Resources Board will explain the “carbon intensity” scores of biofuels currently available on the market. He’ll also explore why it is important to understand these values and what data goes into calculating them.
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How Carbon Intense Is Your Fuel? – Robin Gold, WW Clean Cities, & Dr. Anil Prabhu, California Air Resources Board