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Can Bio-Diesel help mitigate global warming?

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Can Bio-Diesel help mitigate global warming?

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A 1998 Bio-diesel lifecycle study, jointly sponsored by the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Agriculture, concluded Bio-diesel reduces net CO2 emissions by 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel. This is due to Bio-diesel’s closed carbon cycle. Most of the CO2 released into the atmosphere when Bio-diesel is burned is recycled by growing plants, which are later processed into.

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biodiesel is the best greenhouse gas mitigation strategy for todays medium and heavy duty vehicles. A 1998 biodiesel lifecycle study, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, concluded biodiesel reduces net carbon dioxide emissions by 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel. This is due to biodiesels closed carbon cycle. The CO released into the atmosphere when biodiesel is burned is recycled by growing plants, which are later processed into fuel.

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