Ethanol Eliminates 100 Mil Tons of Green House Gases

A new report from an international group promoting biofuels says the forecasted amount of global ethanol production this year will eliminate green house gas (GHG) emissions of 100 million tons in 2012. The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) has released its annual forecast and puts the amount equal to 20.2 million cars being taken off the road.. the total number of vehicles registered in Mexico or the total GHG emissions of all of the Philippines.

“This is all very good news because these figures clearly show that biofuels are continuing to play a critical role in reducing damaging GHG emissions around the world,” stated Bliss Baker, spokesperson for the GRFA.

“In the wake of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, this data confirms that to successfully combat climate change, biofuels must be part of our future energy mix,” added Mr. Baker.

The report comes as the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change is underway in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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