Ethanol’s contribution to Canada’s supply of transportation
fuels is important in many respects, and
government support has been offered based on GHG
reductions, agricultural benefits, and energy diversity.
Ethanol’s Potential Contribution to Canada’s
Transportation Sector explores four basic questions
regarding ethanol in Canada:
1. What are the economic aspects of manufacturing
and using ethanol in Canada?
2. How green is ethanol?
3. What is the impact of ethanol on Canadian
4. What is the energy balance in producing ethanol?
The report also looks at the policy objectives that
underpin government support of the ethanol
industry, comparing key elements to other nations.