Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

January 22, 2008 15:41 ET

CRFA Applauds Launch of Extreme Cold Test of Biodiesel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today applauded the launch of Canada's most extensive cold-weather, on-road demonstration test of renewable biodiesel.

Over sixty trucks will be put to the test by Climate Change Central, an Alberta government public-private not-for-profit organization focusing on green house gas reductions and new environmental technologies. The demonstration, which will take place in the Alberta winter cold, will provide hands-on, cold-weather experience for fuel blenders, distributors, long-haul trucking fleets and drivers.

"Over the next few weeks biodiesel will be put to the ultimate extreme cold weather iron man test," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "We are confident these tests will confirm adverse condition tests in the USA and Europe, and will reconfirm biodiesel as a viable tool in diversifying our energy supply and reducing green house gases."

The Canadian and Alberta governments are investing $2.6 million into this project. Shell Canada is the demonstration's fuel partner. Additional sponsors and supporters include the Canola Council of Canada, Canadian Petroleum Products Institute, Canadian Bioenergy, Neste Oil and Milligan BioTech.

Founded in 1994, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote renewable transportation fuels 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 providers, and agricultural associations.

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