Strategies for Improving Efficiency and Lowering Emissions
March 28, 2021 | Diesel Technology Forum
A timely update & fresh perspectives on state of policy, technology & user experiences with renewable biofuels.
As policymakers move to tackle climate change challenge on a local, regional and national level, a mix of near-term and longer-term strategies for the transportation sector are emerging. While all-electric and zero emissions strategies seem to dominate the headlines, are they the only or best solution at the right time for every sector, application and need? Are there faster ways to reduce emissions and achieve measurable climate progress?
The use for renewable biofuels in diesel vehicles and equipment is an effective greenhouse gas mitigation strategy that every public and private fleet should have access to right alongside other solutions. The nature of tackling the climate challenge – its urgency and complexity dictate that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
This online event provided a timely update and fresh perspectives on the state of policy, technology and user experiences with renewable biofuels including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel.
While an all-electric passenger vehicle fleet seems to be an increasing commitment of automakers, for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and equipment, the vastly different nature of the market, the duty cycle and operating needs poses much more complex challenges.
One proven solution available today for reducing greenhouse gases is expanding the use of low carbon biofuels in all diesel engines and equipment; both new and existing. Because diesel is the prime mover of key sectors of the economy, the use of low carbon fuels can be a game changer for reducing emissions from the hard-to-decarbonize transportation and equipment sectors.
Investments in renewable diesel and biodiesel production are expanding rapidly both from conventional biofuel producers as well as the existing petroleum refining sector, signaling a strategy of greater access to low carbon fuels nationwide that will enable more governments and private fleets viable options to meet the near-term climate challenge head-on.
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