Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

September 09, 2010 11:34 ET

Saskatchewan Builds on Renewable Fuels Leadership

Extension of Ethanol Grant Program Enhances Market Stability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2010) - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today welcomed the Government of Saskatchewan's extension of the provincial Ethanol Grant Program (EGP) and their renewed commitment to a long term renewable fuels strategy.

"Saskatchewan's continued leadership on renewable fuels is building a vibrant homegrown industry that is good for the rural economy, good for the energy supply, and good for the environment. Extending the Ethanol Grant Program enhances market certainty and stability," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "It is also laying a strong foundation for the development and commercialization of next generation renewable fuels."

Last week, Enterprise Saskatchewan Minister Jeremy Harrison announced the government would extend the Ethanol Grant Program until a scheduled comprehensive review of the program is completed in 2012.

The Saskatchewan government is also committed to working with fuel marketers and distributors, the ethanol industry, and farmers to develop predictable long-term programming beyond 2012.

"Homegrown renewable fuels in Saskatchewan are a key part of Canada's energy future," concluded Quaiattini.

Contact Information

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