Recently, a YouTube video was released and repeated misleading claims about biofuels. These claims are untrue, outdated, and debunked so we’re here to set the record straight.
Read below to get the whole story on biofuels from the experts, instead of a guy who didn’t know what a bushel of corn is…
With the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% compared to gasoline, biofuels, like bioethanol, are the clean fuel solution available today.
Bioethanol made from corn and cellulosic biofuels derived from renewable biomass can significantly cut carbon emissions from fuel, meaning drivers can feel better about reducing their transportation footprint. And because bioethanol is the lowest cost, highest octane fuel on the planet, future internal combustion engines should take advantage of this characteristic to allow greater efficiency gains in vehicles.
Since 2008, biofuels have already reduced carbon emissions from U.S. cars and trucks by nearly 1 billion metric tons. Moving to E15 would reduce CO2 emissions the equivalent of taking 3.74 million cars off the road. And with off-the-shelf technologies and best practices, bioethanol could reach 71% GHG reduction relative to gasoline next year.
To address our nation’s urgent climate concerns, the liquid fuels of today must be improved and replaced with cleaner and more advanced liquid options that harness the clean power of biofuels.
The steady demand for biofuels has helped farmers make more efficient use of existing cropland, supplying consumer markets with more food and energy than ever before — all while protecting grasslands and forests.
Sure, we produce bioethanol for transportation, but did you know we also produced a number of other co-products?
"90% of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation today are from petroleum. So anything on the alternative fuel side to reduce our dependence on oil is a positive" - Chris Bliley, Senior VP @GrowthEnergy #DCEnergyEXPO #EESItalk