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Emissions from palm oil biodiesel highest of major biofuels, says EU via @mongabay #palmoil

Emissions from palm oil biodiesel highest of major biofuels, says EU via @mongabay #palmoil

Emissions from palm oil biodiesel highest of major biofuels, says EU mongabay.com January 30, 2012 Greenhouse gas emissions from palm oil-based biodiesel are the highest among major biofuels when the effects of deforestation and peatlands degradation are considered, according to calculations by the European Commission. The emissions estimates, which haven't been officially released, have important implications for the biofuels industry in Europe. As reported by EurActiv , the data from the E.U. shows emissions from biofuels produced from palm oil (105g of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of fuel), soybeans (103g CO2e/mj), and rapeseed (canola) (95g CO2e/mj) are higher than conventional gasoline (87.5g CO2e/mj). WHEAT: (1) process fuel not specified (2) as process fuel natural gas used in CHP (3) straw as process fuel in CHP plants. Sunflower (86g CO2e/mj) and biodie...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0130-biofuels_eu.html

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