Dec.08, 2010 posted by Biofuels adminDecember 7, 2010
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
Gordon Quaiattini, President
James Grey, Chair
Timothy Haig, Vice-Chair
Todd Moser, Secretary
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Sep.28, 2010 posted by Biofuels adminBiofuels
Biofuels are produced as a substitute for gasoline and diesel. In the case of gasoline, biofuel takes the form of ethanol and it is usually made from corn and wheat while diesel biofuel is made from vegetable oils and animal fats.
The federal government is requiring that fuel producers and importers have an average annual renewable fuel content of five percent for gasoline commencing in 2010 and two percent renewable fuel content for diesel fuel and heating oil, no later than 2012.1
Some provincial governments have announced and/or already mandating renewable fuel standards for both gasoline and diesel.
The federal government has supported the expansion of the biofuel sector in other ways, by providing funding for biofuel production, assisting farmers to seek opportunities in the sector and through technology development.2
Cellulosic ethanol, produced from switch grass, agricultural or forest residues is the next generation of biofuel and is in its demonstration phase. These new forms of biofuels address misgivings sometimes raised over using food grains to produce liquid fuels.
 International Energy Agency, Energy Policies of IEA Countries, Canada 2009 review