Alberta Emission Offset System: Quantification protocol for biofuel production and usage

Sadie S

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released into the atmosphere during petroleum-based fuel production and use. Using biofuels, like biodiesel and renewable alcohol, sourced from lower GHG intensive feedstock can decrease the GHG emissions footprint for fuel use based on full lifecycle accounting. This protocol quantifies the emission reductions from the replacement of fossil fuel to biofuel. This protocol also includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from heat/power production and electricity generation from the biofuel production process as well as accounting for a reduction of landfill-bound materials that could be used for biofuel production. The protocol is intended to serve as a generic method to follow for biofuel facility owners and operators in order to meet measurement, monitoring and GHG quantification requirements.

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development – Air and Climate Change Policy Branch