Efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions drive the growing production and use of biofuel blends. Beta Analytic’s Haley Gerson shares that fuel manufacturers have co-processed bio-oil with petroleum feeds as it is a cost-effective way to produce biofuels by using existing refinery processes, storage and transport infrastructure. Co-processing is also beneficial since it may help mitigate availability issues of biomass-derived fuels.
Within the fuel industry, there are regulations in place that offer incentives for the use of low-carbon fuel and, as a result, manufacturers are aiming to decrease their carbon intensity. Manufacturers consider carbon-14 testing as a viable option to quantify the biogenic carbon content of their products.
Any material that comes from fossil fuel sources has no carbon-14 present. By measuring the carbon-14 content, manufacturers can validate the proportion of a fuel that is biomass-derived versus fossil fuel-derived.
For more details, please read the full article in the November/December 2019 issue of Biofuels International.
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