A new study by Swiss research group Empa found that some biofuels, especially the ones made from crops cultivated on deforested land, produce more GHG emissions than petrol (Photo: Shutterstock)
Empa overview of the environmental impacts of various biofuels relative to petrol
The controversial debate over the sustainability of biofuels has been reignited by new research from Swiss-based research institute Empa. While the study maintains that biofuels can be sustainable depending on certain conditions and the technology involved, the findings suggest that only a few are more environmentally friendly than gasoline.
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