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John Smith

Apr 14, 2015
02:58

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You need to clean this up a bit. I like your idea, but I need it to be more professionally presented.

Xiaoyu Wu

May 3, 2015
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Hi, I like this idea using rice bran for biodiesel. But I have a question about the emission part: "given that diesel #2 is known to spew 22.3 pounds of CO2 per gallon, if we substitute 1 gallon of B-100, made from recycled veg. oil for 1 gallon of diesel # 2 we will save 19.6 pounds of CO2 from contributing to the warming of our planet. If we use virgin soybean oil, we’ll only save 17.3 pounds." I was wondering how these numbers are calculated, aka 19.6 pounds and 17.3 pounds of CO2 reduction. Could you kindly give me some reference? Thanks! -Xiaoyu

Mahfuja Parven

May 4, 2015
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Greetings,Thanks a lot to honorable The PollyWellGuy Sir for your valuable comments thatswhy i feel humble but beg pardon pls let me clear which portion ''You need to clean this up a bit.'' i need to clean this up bcoz lots of questions here if you pls indicate one next i will try to clean this Up. Ones again thanks. Best Regards.

Mahfuja Parven

May 4, 2015
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Greetings. Next Thanks a lot to honorable xywu for your valuable question. I feel humble; "given that diesel #2 is known to spew 22.3 pounds of CO2 per gallon, if we substitute 1 gallon of B-100, made from recycled veg. oil for 1 gallon of diesel # 2 we will save 19.6 pounds of CO2 from contributing to the warming of our planet. If we use virgin soybean oil, we’ll only save 17.3 pounds." I was wondering how these numbers are calculated, aka 19.6 pounds and 17.3 pounds of CO2 reduction. Could you kindly give me some reference? Thanks! (http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/072009lcfs_uco_bd.pdf) Springboard Biodiesel, LLC. spends a lot of time thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. What we’ve discovered is that using biodiesel in our diesel engines is far and away the most dramatic and efficient way to shrink and accomplish our goal. The US EPA has spent a lot of time studying biodiesel. In fact, no other alternative transportation fuel has been as thoroughly vetted. Here’s what they’ve concluded: Basically, they have tested biodiesel every which way and concluded that it’s emissions are significantly less than dirty diesel. Now, Califonia’s Air Resource Board will also tell you that if you make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil (we refer to it as “recycled”) you will actually reduce your carbon emissions by 90%. (http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/072009lcfs_uco_bd.pdf) What does this mean? Well, given that diesel #2 is known to spew 22.3 pounds of CO2 per gallon, if we substitute 1 gallon of B-100, made from recycled veg. oil, waste grainproduct /RiceBran Biodieselfor 1 gallon of diesel # 2 we will save 19.6 pounds of CO2 from contributing to the warming of our planet. If we use virgin soybean oil, we’ll only save 17.3 pounds. Either way, we hope we’ll agree that biodiesel is good for our planet. And Springboard Biodiesel is proud of the fact that our 700+ BioPro™ biodiesel processors represent over 5MM gallons of annual production capacity, which means that we could potentially be assisting with the extraction or abatement of over 96MM pounds of CO2 annually! Finally, it is important to note that diesel particulate matter is one of the deadliest airborn carcinogenics. Accourding to one source, diesel particulate matter is 10X more carcinogenic than all other airborn pollutants combined! (http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/def/hap_diesel.htm) B-100 cuts particulate matter in half. Thanks and Best Regards.

Xiaoyu Wu

May 7, 2015
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Dear Mahfuja, Thanks for the detail information. The reference is very useful! I was wondering why virgin soybean oil saves less CO2 than the recycled veg. oil? Thanks! Best, Xiaoyu

Mahfuja Parven

May 8, 2015
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Bruno Gomes

Jun 11, 2015
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Dear Mahfuja Parven, My name is Bruno Gomes and I am the designated Impact Assessment Fellow for this proposal. You can learn more about me on the Climate CoLab website. My role with the Climate CoLab is to help you to quantify the climate impact of your proposal, or in other words the CO2-equivalent emissions reduction. This will help you answer the contest question: “How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business-as-usual levels?” You can then input your results into the Impact Tab of your proposal. The first step is for me to perform a preliminary screening. Depending on the size and complexity of the proposal, I may work with you in developing a detailed model or allow you to work yourself using our methodology. During this collaboration I will use my technical background as well as modeling tools. If I work with you on a detailed model: Since you are most knowledgeable about your proposal, I may reach out to you periodically to obtain assumptions and data associated with your proposal. Should you feel the assumptions used by Impact Assessment Fellows do not accurately depict the impact of your proposal, feel free to discuss this with us and update your model. If you develop a model yourself: We have provided resources on the Climate CoLab website to help you calculate the CO2e impact of your proposal. Here are some links: • Assessing the impact of your proposal or plan • Methodology for Sector/Basic proposals • Methodology for Regional and Global plans Looking forward to collaborating with you on your proposal on climate change! Best, Bruno

Mahfuja Parven

Jun 12, 2015
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Greetings to honorable Bruno Gomes and thanks for your mail.I feel humble.Firstpls look my answer next thinkabout its an idea stage not implemented project''proposed project''as RiceBran Oil is available worldwide and utilize as Soyabean, Canola thatswhy i gave GHG emission reduction brief from EPA .If you can assist to get accurate figure from RiceBran Oil to Biodiesel, I would give you hundredtimes my hearfelt thanks, pls assist me on this matter to get it.Thanks and I am waiting for your replying.Best Regards. How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels? Reducing our Carbon Footprint With Biodiesel & RBBiodiesel; Springboard Biodiesel, LLC. spends a lot of time thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. What we’ve discovered is that using biodiesel in our diesel engines is far and away the most dramatic and efficient way to shrink and accomplish our goal. Now, Califonia’s Air Resource Board will also tell us that if we make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil then we will actually reduce our carbon emissions by 90%. Well, given that diesel #2 is known to spew 22.3 pounds of CO2 per gallon, if we substitute 1 gallon of B-100, made from recycled veg. oil for 1 gallon of diesel # 2 we will save 19.6 pounds of CO2 from contributing to the warming of our planet. If we use virgin soybean oil, we’ll only save 17.3 pounds& 700+ BioPro™ biodiesel processors represent over 5MM gallons of annual production capacity, which means that we could potentially be assisting with the extraction or abatement of over 96MM pounds of CO2 annually

Mahfuja Parven

Jun 12, 2015
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If you develop a model yourself: We have provided resources on the Climate CoLab website to help you calculate the CO2e impact of your proposal. Here are some links: • Assessing the impact of your proposal or plan • Methodology for Sector/Basic proposals • Methodology for Regional and Global plans Looking forward to collaborating with you on your proposal on climate change! Best, Bruno yes, i am looking further more assistant from this matter, pls proceed on.Best Regards and Thanks.
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