Canada - Biofuels, annual report
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 10, 2012
USDA/FAS GAIN report CA 12024
On July 1, 2011, Canada implemented a federal mandate of 2 percent renewable content in the national distillate pool. This requirement is in addition to the mandate of 5 percent renewable content in the national diesel and heating oil pool. As the Canadian biofuels industry is preparing to comply with the requirements, production of ethanol and biodiesel have increased over the past year. Ethanol production in 2012 is estimated to increase 40 percent from 2011 levels, and biodiesel production is estimated to increase nearly 80 percent. At this time, the Canadian biofuels industry remains below Post’s estimates to meet the federal standards, and limited production suggests that Canada will not soon become a major player in the global ethanol market.
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Published: July 10, 2012