Today less than 3% of the world’s transport fuels come from biofuels. This percentage is millions of gallons of biofuels lower than anticipated and mandated by the United States government as well as other countries throughout the world.
The RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) and other initiatives require transportation fuels sold in the USA to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuel that increases each year since 2005
By 2021 the International Carbon Standards Board will penalize airlines that are not in compliance with lowering their carbon footprint (CO2, Hydrocarbons, Sulfur, Nitrogen Oxides, Carbon Monoxide) and reduce climate-altering particles and gases that interact with the atmosphere. This will be implemented by CORSIA , a Global Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation already in effect.
In 2017 SeaTac International Airport put in place a task force to develop a 10 and 20 year plan to blend a minimum of 10% biofuel with standard aviation fuel over the next decade (SeaTac currently uses 750 million gallons per year)
By taking woody biomass on the forest floor we preserve the undergrowth, allow plant life to flourish, provide habitat for animals and reduces harmful methane emissions on the ground and in landfills
Let’s Recycle Everything
Wood is a great feedstock. It is full of carbon, is cellulosic in composition and allows for a cost-effective solution creating sustainable fuel sources. This is a tremendous and validated solution to help in reducing environmental concerns.
Sustainable Fuel Solutions
Wood is plentiful in certain parts of the country. The Federal Government mandates as many cellulosic materials as possible to be used for developing renewable fuels to aid cleaning our air and environment.
What are Biofuels?
The term ‘Biofuel’ refers to liquid or gaseous fuels for the transport sector that is predominantly produced from biomass. A variety of fuels can be produced from biomass resources including liquid fuels, such as ethanol, methanol, biodiesel,
Biofuel is Safe
Fuels made from biomass provide unique environmental, economic strategic benefits and can be considered as a safe and clean liquid fuel alternative to fossil fuels. Biofuels are made with almost ‘0’ harmful emissions, unlike petroleum products.
Biofuel is Renewable
Biofuels are a renewable energy source because they are derived from crops that can be harvested annually, biofuels are theoretically unlimited.
Biofuels are generally considered as offering many priorities, including; sustainability, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, regional development, social structure and agriculture, and local security of supply.
Biofuel for Transportation
Globally, liquid biofuels are most commonly used to power vehicles and now planes and ships. Biofuel industries are expanding in Europe, Asia and the United States, as well as all of the Americas.
Biofuels made from wood are the best way of reducing the effects of greenhouse gases. Some of the most important benefits to keep our forests healthy is through pre-commercial thinning, slash pile removal, removal of downed or dead trees that assist in reducing fire hazards and subsequent pollution.