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Canadian renewable fuel pioneers honoured

December 5, 2012

December 5, 2012, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association announced the 2012 Green Fuels Award Recipients, which honour pioneers in the development and commercialization of low carbon renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in Canada, at the 9th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit in Ottawa.

The Green Fuels Industry Award 2012 – Dr. Terry Daynard For Outstanding Dedication to the Advancement of Renewable Fuels in Canada

Dr. Terry Daynard is a farmer, an academic and a past President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. Over his career, Dr. Daynard has been a Professor of crop science and the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. He was also the Executive Vice-President of the Ontario Corn Producers’ Association and served as CEO of the Ontario BioAuto Council, Chair of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, and Chair of the National Committee on Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In 2001, he was named a Member of the Order of Ontario and in 2010; he was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.

"These awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of those working in our Canadian renewable fuels industry", said CRFA President W. Scott Thurlow. "I cannot think of a more worthy recipient of this year's Green Fuels Industry Award than Dr. Terry Daynard, whose personal dedication and numerous professional accomplishments have helped build the very foundation of our industry."

The New Producer Award 2012 – Methes Energies International Ltd.

Methes Energies International Ltd. is a renewable energy company that offers a variety of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, including cutting-edge biodiesel processors, per-treatment systems, as well as solutions to biodiesel production challenges. Methes markets and sells biodiesel fuel produced at its showcase production facility in Mississauga and at its recently commissioned 13 MGY facility in Sombra, Ont.

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