As the world talks about lowering greenhouse gas emissions, here in Canada there’s been a strong emphasis on converting to “green energy” – a more sustainable way to power our cars, trucks, and industries.
Canadian canola has a role to play in these discussions. It’s a domestically-sourced, sustainable biodiesel feedstock that can play a key role in reducing greenhouse gases in transportation fuel.
In many ways, canola is the ideal feedstock for biodiesel. It has high oil content and canola-based biodiesel has superior flow in cold weather (a plus for frigid Canadian winters). Canola-based biodiesel also has excellent lifecycle carbon reduction characteristics: 90% lower... (read more)