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NBB: Biodiesel's emission-busting numbers
Source : biofuelsdigest.com
In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board is highlighting the significant health and air quality improvements from blending biodiesel with petroleum diesel, as Congress continues to look at supports for the biofuels industry in this budget-slashing year. "According to the EPA", the NBB said, "biodiesel has the following emissions properties compared with petroleum diesel: carbon monoxide, on average 48% lower; particulate matter, 47% lower; hydrocarbons, on average 67% lower; sulfur, essentially eliminated; nitrogen oxides, increase on average by 10%. However, biodiesel's lack of sulfur allows the use of NOx control technologies that cannot be used with conventional diesel."
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17 May 2011 |
United States & Canada
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