The government of BC has released 2012 emissions reduction results from the province’s renewable and low carbon fuel regulation. Over 900,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases were removed from BC’s motor fuels, the equivalent of taking 189,000 cars off the road. Biodiesel use contributed the single largest reduction (33% of total), eliminating over 296,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases
The Western Canada Biodiesel Association (WCBA) has worked with the BC
government since 2005 on market-based solutions to reduce greenhouse gas and other air contaminants from the combustion of fossil diesel fuels. On a full lifecycle basis, biodiesel produced in western Canada reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 87% – 94% below petroleum diesel.