Advanced Biofuels Canada’s new website to boost awareness of biofuels’ role in net-zero future
Advanced Biofuels Canada launched a new website, netzerocleanfuels.ca, to provide both high-level and detailed information on advanced biofuels contribution to Net-Zero 2050 and the economy. “In the race to reduce transportation’s climate change emissions, Canadians need to know about the solutions in use today, what we will see in the near future, and the capabilities of these technologies,” said Ian Thomson, president of Advanced Biofuels Canada. “Carbon-neutral and carbon-negative liquid fuels effectively transform conventional vehicles into ‘zero emission vehicles’ (ZEV) with minimal or no change to engines and infrastructure. It’s critical that decisionmakers know that advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels are not a fuzzy future idea—they’re already delivering net-zero emissions at scale, and most projections show them to be indispensable to climate plans.”
Using research from Canadian, U.S., and EU governments (federal and state), academicians, and Navius Research, the website employs interactive charts and figures to profile advanced biofuels’ relevance to achieving Canada’s net-zero targets. The content also addresses common questions about these fuels’ role and function. Technologies in use today are enabling many transportation emission sources to be progressively reduced to zero. The site profiles a handful of technologies that if deployed widely, will achieve net-zero emissions. These include bioenergy carbon capture and storage, direct air capture, waste/residuals utilization, and enhanced soil management practices as amongst the most promising, scalable net-negative solutions. Complementing these will be the near-term rapid adoption of electrification and mid-term growth of fuel cell technologies using low-carbon hydrogen.
Socio-economic modeling released by Advanced Biofuels Canada shows that investments to meet a properly designed Clean Fuels Standard can have significant Canada-wide benefits. New capital investments in renewable fuel switching in oil refineries, biocrude from forest sector residues, clean tech innovations, and diversion of waste from landfills into low-carbon fuels could support nearly 24,000 new jobs and generate CAN$10.2 billion (USD$8.1 billion) in total output from within Canada by the year 2030.
To accelerate these investments, Canada is committing the CAN$1.5 billion (nearly USD$1.2 billion) Clean Fuels Fund to help support the anticipated doubling to tripling of advanced biofuels’ capacity to meet Canada’s increasingly challenging climate change targets.
Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are global leaders in commercial production of advanced biofuels, with more than 15 billion liters (nearly 4 billion gallons) of installed annual capacity worldwide. Amongst them are Canada’s leading advanced biofuels producers and technology innovators, which are actively developing new low-carbon liquid fuels production and distribution assets and operations in Canada. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and its members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.