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New biofuel sustainability assessment tool and GHG calculator released


Date: 23/07/2011


Researchers at Empa (the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), at the Swiss Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and at the HTW Berlin, Germany, developed an online tool to assess the sustainability of biofuel production. The new tool allows users to perform a self-assessment against the Principles and Criteria of the RSB and a self-risk assessment. The online tool also calculates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biofuels for each lifecycle production step, from farming to final fuel distribution. The new tool is directly accessible here. (AlphaGalileo, 16/6/2011)

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