Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

September 11, 2008 12:03 ET

Northern Ontario to Help Pioneer Growth Beyond Oil

Research in Northern Ontario to database natural resource potential

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today applauded the announcement of forestry research being conducted at Nipissing University, part of which will include looking into the availability of forest products in the Northeast to utilize for biofuels production, while at the same time maintaining sustainable forests.

Cleaner-burning renewable fuels are already being produced in Canada from traditional feedstocks like corn, wheat, tallow, and canola. New technologies are allowing for new feedstocks to be used in the production of next-generation biofuels, including forestry and wood waste, as well as many other non-recyclable waste products, in communities right across Canada.

"As a Northern Ontario native, I am very excited by the great potential that next-generation biofuels have, as they are now becoming a reality in Canada" said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "Although many mill towns in Northern Ontario and other regions in Canada have been hard hit in recent years, the existing forestry infrastructure and workforce will help create new home-grown jobs, help clean and green our environment, and help add fuel supply to the market, bringing choice at the pump for all Canadians."

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