Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

July 06, 2005 08:49 ET

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association: Ethanol Announcement a Good First Step

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) -

Federal grants to additional five ethanol projects will help Canada meet its Kyoto commitments

Today, the government of Canada announced an additional $46 million of funding to aid in the construction of five new ethanol plants in Canada.

When completed, these five plants will increase production by an additional 510 million litres of ethanol per year. This translates into an annual CO2 reduction of 0.72 megatonnes - the equivalent of taking over 115,000 cars off the road.

"The ethanol produced by these five new plants will help Canadians reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create hundreds of jobs in rural communities, and help reduce high fuel prices at the pump," said Kory Teneycke, Executive Director of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA). "We look forward to working with the federal government to further increase ethanol production in Canada."

"Today, we are one step closer to meeting our Kyoto obligations," said Tim Haig, CRFA Chairman and CEO of BIOX Corporation.

Founded in 1994, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit independent organization with a mission to promote renewable fuels for automotive transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.

The CRFA membership is comprised of representatives from all levels of the ethanol and biodiesel industry, including: corn and cellulose ethanol producers, biodiesel producers, fuel technology researchers, agricultural associations, and environmental organizations concerned with air quality.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
    Kory Teneycke
    Cell (416) 578-6170
    Office (416) 304-1324