Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

October 10, 2006 17:22 ET

Renewable Fuels Ready to Deliver Clean Air Agenda Green House Gas Reductions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 10, 2006) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today said renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are ready to deliver on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's commitment to reduce greenhouse gases.

"Ethanol and biodiesel are a practical, measurable, and achievable way of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions," said Kory Teneycke, Executive Director of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association." Part of this government's clean air agenda 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 every year."

Renewable fuels are also good news for farmers as they will create new markets for agricultural crops and create sustainable jobs in rural communities.

Founded in 1994, 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: corn and cellulose ethanol producers, biodiesel producers, fuel technology researchers, agricultural associations, and environmental organizations concerned with air quality and greenhouse gases.

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