From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development and scale up deployment of modern sustainable low-carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport fuels, industrial processes, chemicals, plastics and other sectors.
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The Biofuture Platform encompasses some of the most relevant countries for the driving of markets and innovation in advanced biofuels and biomaterials.
The Biofuture Platform stems from the realization that there is an urgent need for sustainable, immediately scalable solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. Transportation is the sector that has so far been one of the most challenging for mitigation. It accounts for around a quarter of the world’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Low carbon fuels are the fastest alternative to reduce carbon intensity in the transport sector without waiting for major fleet and infrastructure changes. Independent assessments have indicated a reduction of up to 90% in CO2 emissions for cellulosic biofuels, when compared to those of gasoline.
The Biofuture Platform will be geared to fill the attention gap in the transportation and industry sectors, …. READ MORE