Bouncing back

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The prospect of a strong period of growth for the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry in North America is undoubtedly being advanced by US President Biden’s renewed commitment to the Paris Agreement during COP26 and his recently released ‘Long-Term Strategy’ for reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
The challenge, as always, lies in translating such fine words and ambitious targets into practical action, a task which the US-based National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is determined to help drive through to its full climate-friendly conclusion.
“For the main part, the new strategy requires electrifying most vehicles to run on ever-cleaner electricity,” NBB’s Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications, Paul Winters, told Biofuels International, adding that there is a clear recognition that biofuels will be needed to make progress in the short-term and to meet the needs of ‘hard-to-decarbonise sectors’ in the long-term.
This includes addressing the energy requirements of aviation, maritime, heavy-duty trucking, and some industrial applications, all of which appear to create good solution opportunities for an...

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