Canada 5% ethanol mandate for 2010 looms - CRFA

27 February 2008 16:37  [Source: ICIS news]

ORLANDO, Florida (ICIS news)--Canada will soon give final approval to legislation requiring a 5% ethanol blend in gasoline as of 2010, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) said on Wednesday.

“We expected the bill to be passed within four or five weeks,” CRFA President Gordon Quaiattini told the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando.

Canada now produces slightly more than 1bn litres/year of ethanol, but that figure will jump to 2.5bn litres by the time the mandate goes into effect, Quaiattini said.

Canada has 10 ethanol plants in operation and another six under construction, according to the CRFA.

Canadian ethanol producers use both wheat and corn as feedstock for the biofuel.

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