Exploring trade-offs in the use of biomass for greenhouse gas mitigation

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The chemical production industry is currently among the largest users of fossil fuel and is responsible for about seven per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Yet the majority of policies and government programs around the world incentivize biofuel usage in the transportation section while few programs exist to encourage using biomass in the chemicals industry.

Dr. Daniel Posen, an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto’s Departments of Civil Engineering, spoke about the use of biomass as a strategy for reducing GHG emissions in the North America at the SOCAAR seminar on April 5.
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