Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

September 13, 2010 14:39 ET

New Partnership a Boost for Biodiesel in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2010) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today lauded a new strategic partnership between Rothsay Biodiesel, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and petroleum distributor FS PARTNERS. The partnership is yet another example of the increased commercialization and use of environmentally friendly biodiesel in Canada.

"Today is a good day for biodiesel blended fuels in Canada," said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "The Rothsay/FS PARTNERS strategic partnership shows that biodiesel in Canada is not only commercially viable it also delivers significant environmental and economic benefits."

A recent independent study of Canadian biodiesel concluded that made-in-Canada biodiesel reduced harmful greenhouse gases by 99 per cent compared to petroleum diesel.

Today, Rothsay Biodiesel, one Canada's leading biodiesel producers, and FS PARTNERS, a major distillate distributor within Canada, announced a new partnership to deliver blended biodiesel to Maple Leaf Foods' fleets in Ontario. This new partnership considerably enhances Rothsay's blending and distribution capabilities and introduces a highly efficient process allowing for superior control over blending levels.

With this alliance, FS PARTNERS further solidifies its reputation as an innovator in the Canadian energy market by developing a solution to deliver blended fuel using Rothsay biodiesel for Maple Leaf's fleets. The final blended product will be shipped out of the Port of Hamilton, where both companies store their biodiesel products.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
    613-594-5528 ext. 221