Canada to offer biofuel incentives

July 9, 2007
Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has announced that the Canadian government will provide up to C$1.5 billion (US$1.43 billion) ) in the form of incentives over nine years to producers of renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has announced that the Canadian government will provide up to C$1.5 billion (US$1.43 billion) ) in the form of incentives over nine years to producers of renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel.

The program, titled Canada’s ecoENERGY for Biofuels, is intended to dramatically boost the country’s production of biofuels.

Last December, the Canadian government announced a new regulation requiring a 5% average renewable content in gasoline by 2010. At that time, the government also signaled its intention to develop a similar requirement of 2% renewable content for diesel and heating oil by 2012. Close to three billion liters of renewable fuels will be needed annually to meet the requirements of the new regulations.

“With the transportation sector accounting for more than a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas output, increasing the renewable content in our fuel is going to put a real dent in emissions,” said Prime Minister Harper.

About the Author

Wendy Leavitt

Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

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