Biofuels Nearly 40 Percent Cleaner than EPA Predicted – Study

A new study finds that greenhouse gas reductions from the use of biofuels has exceeded what the U.S. EPA has predicted by 37 percent.  Recent research conducted by the consulting group Life Cycle Associates, and commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, found that since the RFS was expanded in 2007, biofuels use in the United States has avoided 579 million metric tons of additional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, compared to the EPA’s assumption of 422 million metric tons of CO2.  At the same time, the researchers found that oil extraction and refining has gotten dirtier since the RFS was implemented, by 4 percent. 

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