NEWS Press releases Feb 10, 2011

Canola Farmers Welcome RFS for Biodiesel

Winnipeg, Manitoba – February 10, 2011 Today’s announcement by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz and Environment Minister Peter Kent, to mandate the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel, is welcomed news for Canada’s canola farmers. “A two percent renewable fuel mandate for diesel fuel has the potential to create new domestic demand for about one million tonnes of canola,” says Ed Schafer, President of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA).

It also brings Canada’s renewable fuel standards in line with many other regions including Europe, the U.S. and Argentina and helps Canadian farmers contribute to our nation’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

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