15 December 2010 19:00 [Source: ICIS news]
"This federal 5% requirement is estimated to result in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of one megatonne per year over and above the reductions attributable to existing provincial requirements - the equivalent of taking a quarter million vehicles off the road," said environment minister John Baird.
Most Canadian provinces, including
Baird said that the federal mandate was a key initiative in support of
Industry trade group Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) said the federal mandate would add some 2bn litres/year of renewable fuels to the Canadian gasoline pool.
“With the renewable fuel standard coming into effect,
“The production and the commercialisation of next-generation, advanced biofuels using state-of-the-art technologies and a wide variety of feedstocks is underway,” he said.
The environment ministry added that it also had finalised new regulations on vehicle tailpipe emissions regulations that were aligned with those of the
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