Increasing the Canadian biodiesel mandate from 2% to 5% would be a win-win-win scenario, with benefits for the environment, farmers, and the economy.
Canadian canola is a high-quality biodiesel feedstock used in Canada, the United States and the European Union. Together, these three regions use approximately 1.5 million tonnes of Canadian canola in renewable diesel annually.
In Canada, the
Renewable Fuels Regulation currently mandates that renewable diesel make up 2% of the total diesel supply. An increase to the federal mandate from 2% to 5% would:
decrease the environmental footprint from heavy-duty diesel vehicles — offer immediate greenhouse gas (GHG)... (read more)