NEWS Press releases Jul 16 2010

Rothsay Fuels Change With Biodiesel Fleet

OTTAWA: The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today applauded Rothsay Biodiesel, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc, for fueling positive change with its on road use of made-in-Canada biodiesel.

Rothsay announced today that its program to fuel its own fleets with biodiesel blends reduced carbon output by approximately 700 metric tonnes in 2009 – the equivalent to removing approximately 130 cars from the road.

“Rothsay’s on-road fleet experience is proof of the positive benefits of blending biodiesel in Canada. In everyday use and all weather conditions, Rothsay’s biodiesel delivered top performance and, importantly, reduced the harmful greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and smog that is associated with fossil diesel use,” said CRFA Chair Doug Hooper.

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