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Achieving Net Zero Emissions

The global average temperature cannot rise more than 1.5 degrees Celsius if we are to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. As independent, third-party studies have demonstrated, reaching that goal requires significant expansions in carbon capture and storage infrastructure, likely 100 times greater than current capacity. 

Removing CO2 from an ethanol plants fermentation process prior to being emitted to the atmosphere reduces the Carbon Intensity (CI) score an average of 50% (~35 points).   For comparison, installing either a solar farm or wind turbines to power an ethanol facility only reduces a plant’s CI score by 3-5 points.