NEWS Press releases Feb 10, 2011

Biodiesel Blends Now A Reality In Canada

Ottawa: The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today lauded the announcement of a national 2% biodiesel mandate in Canada as good news for consumers, farmers and energy diversity in Canada.

“This is a milestone day for homegrown renewable biodiesel in Canada. Biodiesel is a better way to drive and an innovative way to fuel our economy,” said Gordon Quaiattini, CRFA president in reacting to the federal government’s announcement of a 2 per cent Renewable Fuels Standard for biodiesel. “Biodiesel is a cleaner alternative to conventional diesel. It will help moderate price by adding to our fuel supply, create new jobs, and benefit farmers and drivers alike.”

Biodiesel contains no petroleum and can be made from a variety of renewable raw materials, or feedstocks, including pure seed oils, animal fats and recycled cooking oils.

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