Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

September 14, 2007 09:21 ET

Teneycke to Assume New Post in Ottawa

Oversaw period of big growth for biofuels in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) - Bliss Baker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today announced that Kory Teneycke will be leaving the CRFA to assume a new senior level political position with the Conservative government in Ottawa as Director of the Conservative Resource Group. Mr. Teneycke assumes his new post November 1.

During his four-year tenure as Executive Director, Mr. Teneycke played a pivotal leadership role in the growth and acceptance of renewable fuels in Canada.

Teneycke led a team that successfully implemented Canada's first national renewable fuel standard requiring 5% renewable content in gasoline by 2010 and 2% renewable content in diesel fuel by 2012. That effort included over $2 billion in government incentives to encourage the production of homegrown ethanol and biodiesel.

"Kory was a big part of several milestone achievements for biofuels in Canada," said Mr. Baker. "Kory's insight, political judgment, and incredible dedication were an invaluable asset for the industry. He will be missed."

Teneycke grew the CRFA membership from a handful of ethanol producers, to now include the biodiesel industry and key players in the petroleum industry. He helped shape the CRFA into a vibrant, diverse and growing association.

In 2003, ethanol production in Canada amounted to 230 million litres. In 2007, renewable fuel production capacity is expected to exceed 1 billion litres.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)
    Robin Speers
    Director of Public Affairs
    (613) 295-6485
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