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Canada’s canola production could increase significantly with growing biofuel demand


May 14, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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Canada’s canola production capacity could expand to 15.5 million tonnes a year from its current 11 million tonnes once new or expanded crushing plants in Saskatchewan go online.

Helping to drive the projected increase is the Canadian government’s Clean Fuel Standard, which takes effect next year. The standard requires the carbon content in gasoline, diesel and other fuels to be reduced by 12 to 14 per cent by 2030.

Canola’s role in biofuel production could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in comparison with conventional diesel.

To read more of this story from The Globe and Mail, click here.

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