Biofuel does not equal biofuel. Biodiesel is a shabby liquid that is inferior in every aspect to regular diesel. Plus, when burned in an engine it produces organic compounds such as Dioxin. What you may gain in carbon you lose many times over in toxicity. Biomethane – on the other hand – is a premium gas that is not different to regular Natural gas under the microscope but its zero carbon. Bundling both of those together is fraud.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) labels bioenergy an industry blind spot, critical to the sector’s evolution, but receiving less attention than it merits.