Canadian Biomass Magazine

Canadian ethanol production to increase slightly in 2013

July 29, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

July 29, 2013 – According to an annual GAIN report on Canadian biofuels, ethanol production in Canada will increase to an expected 1,979 million litres this year, up slightly from last year with a growth expectation of 2,006 million litres in 2014.

Modest ethanol production, paired with federal
and provincial renewable content requirements will result in an increase in
imports to meet demands.

"The national fuel ethanol production capacity for 2013 and
2014 is estimated at 1,802 million liters," the report claims, "and national
capacity use is estimated at 99 per cent in 2013, up from 96 per cent in 2012
and only 75 per cent in 2011."

Though primary feedstocks are corn and wheat, small
production levels of cellulosic ethanol are being developed from forestry waste
products and municipal solid waste.

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