Biodiesel – Responses to Key Issues for Canada’s Biodiesel Industry


What economic impact does biodiesel production have?
Renewable fuels production in Canada is a source of job creation, economic activity and higher revenues
that governments, in turn can use to pay for crucial public services.
• A Jobs and Growth Engine. A sweeping and independent study conducted by econometric firm
Doyletech Corporation, concluded that the renewable fuels sector in Canada has provided a $2.9 billion
boost to economic activity and generated some 14,000 full-time jobs. What’s more, each and every year
it is responsible for a further $1.5 billion in economic activity and an additional 1,000 new jobs.
The report studied 28 ethanol and biodiesel plants across Canada and added that there were major
benefits from renewable fuels in “rural re-vitalization, increased oil exports from western Canada,
industrial development, and valuable options for re-balancing fuel “mix”.”

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