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Biofuels seen as one way to reel in emission trends on Manitoulin Island


February 3, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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A project launched to explore energy and emissions trends on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island and North Shore area has found that almost six million vehicles drive on the island’s highways every year, producing almost 22 tonnes of carbon emissions.

“The transportation sector is one of the highest contributors in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases emitted, and sustainable transportation is not accessible on Manitoulin Island,” the study noted.

Changing the ways people travel and the adoption of a mass transit system were seen as viable long-term goals in the study, the highlights of which were recently published in the Sudbury Star.

“Use energy-efficient electric, biofuel, and/or hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, and encourage the use of public transit with subsidized pricing and increase awareness on the current initiative of United Manitoulin Island Transportation (UMIT) to encourage ridership.”

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