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EcoEngineers expands services under Canada’s Clean Fuel Regulations, secures enhanced accreditation

April 22, 2024
By Canadian Biomass Staff

EcoEngineers, a consulting and auditing firm specializing in energy transition, has expanded its services in compliance with the Canadian Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR).

This expansion follows an intense four-month training period in ISO 14064-3:2019 and the formation of a team of life-cycle analysis (LCA) specialists. As a result, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has extended EcoEngineers’ accreditation, enabling them to conduct CFR verifications for fuel producers and importers in Canada, it said in a press release.

“This expansion allows us to better support businesses in adhering to the stringent environmental regulations set forth by the Canadian government,” said Shashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers.

The CFR, anticipated by the Canadian government to significantly boost the economy through clean fuel usage and technology, mandates emission assessments across a fuel’s life cycle. This regulatory approach mirrors those already implemented in British Columbia, California, and Oregon — regions that have seen growth in clean technology due to such policies.


Additionally, the integration of Canada’s $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund with the CFR aims to promote domestic low-carbon intensity (CI) fuel production, including ethanol. This initiative is expected to generate substantial economic prospects for biofuel feedstock providers, including farmers and foresters, and enhance the competitiveness of Canadian fuel producers in the global clean energy market.

EcoEngineers’ updated accreditation, effective March 22, 2024, includes the verification of applications and reports under the CFR for renewable, bio, and low-CI fuels, it said. This builds upon their initial accreditation as a greenhouse gas (GHG) verification body under various ISO standards, which also cover GHG emission reductions from fuel combustion.

Menon also highlighted the broader importance of reliable verification services in addressing global emissions and climate challenges.

“Market-based mechanisms are crucial in finding solutions to environmental issues, and ISO standards are becoming the globally accepted benchmark for verifying environmental attributes,” he said. He referenced the firm’s recent project with Red Trail Energy as a testament to their effective methodologies.

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