Insights: Events Using Carbon-Negative Biogas to Decarbonize Renewable Transportation Fuels

Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition | 2021 AFCC In-Person Global Biobased Economy Conference

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

As the most carbon negative renewable fuel in the US, renewable fuel producers of all kinds are turning to biogas as a feedstock to decarbonize a wide variety of drop-in ready renewable transportation fuels—ethanol, diesel, and even gasoline. Biogas, from anaerobic digesters, is always low carbon compared to gasoline and diesel, and in some cases can be so carbon negative, using biogas removes 7 times the amount of carbon emitted from fossil fuels in vehicles, 6 times more than solar or wind to battery electric vehicles. This stems from the fact that the production of biogas prevents harmful emissions from entering the atmosphere in addition to the emissions eliminated by replacing fossil fuels. The two add together, creating potentially deeply carbon negative gas. Since biogas is mostly methane, and up to 99% methane when processed into renewable natural gas, the hydrocarbons can be used a wide variety of processes to make renewable diesel and to further decarbonize other fuels like renewable ethanol and even conventional gasoline. In this session, learn from experts in developing projects in these sectors and how to use biogas to decarbonize transportation fuels.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

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