Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

December 03, 2013 08:00 ET

The CRFA Celebrates 30 Years of Renewable Fuels in Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - More than 200 industry leaders and professionals from across Canada are in Montreal for the 10th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit (CRFS), taking place from December 2-4, 2013.

Since 1984, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) has been the leading, national voice for clean-burning, renewable fuels in Canada. This year marks the 10th anniversary of its annual policy conference for the ethanol and biodiesel industry.

The theme of the 10th Anniversary Summit is "Fuelling Growth and Innovation" and will outline the association's roadmap for building Canada's emerging bioeconomy and becoming a global leader in clean energy.

"The challenge of capitalizing on our natural resources while protecting our environment is one of the greatest concerns facing our country. It is also an unparalleled opportunity," said CRFA President W. Scott Thurlow. "Biofuels present the best way to seize this opportunity. Renewable transportation fuels and co-products are the key to helping power our vehicles, diversifying and extending our fuel pools, and protecting our planet for generations to come."

The CRFS is taking place at Le Centre Sheraton Hotel in Montreal. Program topics include:

  • Advanced Fuels - What's New?
  • Low Carbon Solutions for High-Carbon Businesses
  • International Biofuels Panel with Bob Dinneen, President and CEO - Renewable Fuels Association (USA); Anne Steckel, Vice President Federal Affairs and DC Bureau Chief - National Biodiesel Board (USA); Robert Vierhout, Secretary General - ePURE (Europe) and; W. Scott Thurlow, President - Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (Canada).
  • Keynote speaker Alex Wood, Sustainable Prosperity, on the topic of "A National Carbon Strategy for Canada"

To view the CRFS program online visit:

About the CRFA

Founded in 1984, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of renewable fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.

Contact Information

  • Andrea Kent, Director of Communications
    Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
    613-594-5528 ext 221