Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

October 19, 2006 11:52 ET

Clean Air Act Critical to 5% Renewable Fuels Commitment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2006) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association said the new federal Clean Air Act announced today is a vital step towards fulfilling the government's commitment to require 5% average renewable content in Canadian gasoline and diesel fuel by 2010.

"Today, cleaner fuels for your car are one step closer. The provisions announced in the Clean Air Act will allow the government to require renewable content in the fuel we use everyday," said Kory Teneycke, Executive Director of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "This will lead to substantial, verifiable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and open the door to even higher renewable fuel content in the future."

The Clean Air Act includes a commitment to a 5% renewable fuels standard which would reduce 4 to 5 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas every year. That's equivalent to removing over 800,000 cars off the road annually.

In the last federal election both the federal Conservatives and the federal Liberals committed to implement a 5% renewable fuel standard in Canada.

The CRFA is continuing to work with the federal government and the provinces to ensure tax policy in Canada is competitive with other competing jurisdictions. The path the government chooses to take on these issues will determine whether the 5% is met with imported or domestically produced ethanol and biodiesel.

Founded in 1993, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote renewable fuels for 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: grain and cellulose ethanol producers, biodiesel producers, fuel technology researchers, and agricultural associations.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
    Shelly Thrasher
    (416) 304-1324
    or
    PvF Consulting
    Phil von Finckenstein
    (613) 889-1530