Renewable Industries Canada is a business coalition representing leaders and innovators in Biofuels, Renewable Products, and Clean Technologies. We come together with a shared vision for Canada.
What we believe
Canada is poised for global leadership in sustainable and renewable resources. What it takes is collaboration to align policy and industry.
Why we exist
As individual businesses, we are doing good for the economy, the environment, and the people at the same time. We combine our business experience and expertise to strengthen Canada’s economy and environment: a nation stronger, freer, richer, and cleaner than ever.
What we do
Through collaboration and consultation, we work with government stakeholders and policymakers to identify climate solutions with growth opportunities. We share expertise in planning and building initiatives with economic and environmental sustainability. We advocate for increases in adoption, production and innovation of Biofuels, Renewable Products, and Clean Technologies.
How we impact
Canada’s world-class renewable fuels industry was built from the ground up by entrepreneurs. Today, it continues to flourish under industry leaders who understand that businesses can do good for both the economy and the environment. It’s not either or. Our coalition is led by industry titans with thriving businesses and a long history of innovation and adaptiveness. We provide government stakeholders and policymakers the necessary expertise and foresight, strategies and capabilities to seize opportunities for sustainable growth.
How we get results
Think big, start small, move fast
Don’t over-plan and under-act
Effectiveness in practice beats rightness in theory
Good and early outperforms perfect but late
Define key results, set timeline, measure progress
True results trump vanity metrics
History in the making
Renewable Industries Canada was established by entrepreneurs who found opportunities where others saw wastes. Our story began with a group of savvy farmers seeking new markets for surplus crops. The group grew into the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA), the first national trade association representing Canada’s biofuels producers, blenders, and distributors. It was just the beginning.
CRFA launched a high-profile campaign featuring Corn Cob Bob that captured the hearts of Canadians, ultimately resulted in the federal mandates for biofuels in Canada. CRFA members continued building a profitable industry and helped establish strong policy mandates for renewable fuels blending across Canada.
With members continuously innovating technology to diversify clean and renewable products beyond biofuels, CRFA re-branded as Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) to reflect the expanded capabilities and opportunities.
The organization saw another opportunity to advance Canadian renewables by transforming into an agile coalition model. Our members are local entrepreneurs, who have been at the forefront of driving change and impact for Canada’s economy and environment. We are here to partner with decision-makers to make meaningful policy choices: to foster our economy, to protect our environment, and to propel our nation to a leadership position on the world stage in sustainability.
Solutions that work
We are here to partner with decision-makers to make meaningful policy choices: to foster our economy, to protect our environment, and to propel our nation to a leadership position on the world stage in sustainability.
We continue moving the conversation forward with governments at all levels to expand nationwide adoption, production and innovation of Biofuels, Renewable Products, and Clean Technologies. These here-and-now solutions continue creating jobs, spurring investments, and returning real environmental benefits. Increased mandates for these solutions can help us get back to less than 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide, which is the critical threshold to reverse climate change and preserve life as we know it.
Biofuels are available.
Biofuels and bio-based products are readily available as clean and renewable alternatives to fossil fuels and petroleum-based products, significantly reduce GHG emissions
Biofuels are accessible.
Biofuels require no major changes to habits, processes or engines for Canadians to utilize.
Biofuels are affordable
Biofuels can be adopted without the cost of new infrastructure, funding, or initiatives. Biofuels also help lower gas prices at the pump.