27 Jan '12, 10pm

Palm oil does not meet U.S. renewable fuels standard, rules EPA

Palm oil does not meet U.S. renewable fuels standard, rules EPA

Biodiesel and renewable diesel produced from palm oil have estimated lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of 17% and 11% respectively for these biofuels compared to the statutory baseline petroleum-based diesel fuel used in the RFS program. This analysis indicates that both palm oil-based biofuels would fail to qualify as meeting the minimum 20% GHG performance threshold for renewable fuel under the RFS program.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0127-no_palm_oil_epa.html

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