Clean Fuels ready to meet climate goals
Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels are available now to help meet nationwide carbon reduction goals.
Matt Herman is the director of environmental science for Clean Fuels Alliance America.
“The carbon reductions that we can achieve today are much more valuable than achieving carbon reductions in say 2049 for a 2050 goal,” he says.
He says emission reductions today have a compounding effect by reducing global warming year after year.
“The fuels we produce are available now and in many ways are going into sectors that don’t have another immediate solution and may not have a mid- or long-term solution,” he says.
Herman says companies outside of the industry are recognizing opportunities provided by biofuels.
“Companies are committing to net zero goals and for a long time governments have driven this conversation and have really pushed these solutions and now we’re starting to see this pull strategy for these low carbon solutions and that’s being driven by consumers, investors, and board of directors of these private companies,” he says. “What we saw in the last few years was a lot of companies made these aggressive goals and now they’re actually looking at their sources of emissions in their company and not seeing a near-term or mid-term electric solution or a zero emissions solution. So, biofuels are going to be an option to get to those goals.”
He says the goals are needed to drive the cooperation needed across the value chain starting with growers and seed companies and technology providers all the way to processors and ultimately to the fuel consumers.
Audio: Matt Herman