Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

November 13, 2019 |

In Canada, the Calgary Herald newspaper reports that Manitoba canola farmers are trying to encourage Alberta to boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 2% in an effort to absorb some of the canola that is no longer exported to China as a result of a trade war that has so far lasted eight months. Currently 5% ethanol is blended in Alberta. Currently 90% of the country’s canola crop is exported by a B5 mandate nationwide would redirect 1.3 million metric tons of canola to domestic consumption rather than exports.

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