Canadian government developing new clean fuel standard

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, the government is looking at potential low-carbon fuels and liquid drop-in biofuels to replace fossil fuels through their clean fuel standard that could require 10 to 15 percent decrease in fuels’ carbon intensity. Their goal is to cut carbon emissions by 2030 by 30 million tons. Canada currently imports biodiesel to meet their 2 percent renewable content in diesel fuel requirement. The government is looking at costs, potential and barriers for available technologies to meet their goals and plans on publishing a clean fuel standard framework later this fall.

“Biofuels will likely play a role in helping to meet this target, notably in the transportation sector,” reads one of the procurement documents according to The National Post. “Renewable drop-in fuels appear to be a promising option for short-term biofuels development and deployment.”

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