Canola is a high-quality domestically sourced, sustainable biodiesel feedstock that can play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transportation fuel.
Learn more about Canola-Based Biodiesel.
As Canada and more markets around the world choose biodiesel, the Canadian canola industry has a big opportunity to meet demand. Manitoba Canola Growers (MCGA) continues to work on behalf of farmers through the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) and the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) to best capture this alternative market for canola. The top priority is to increase the Canadian biodiesel mandate from 2% to 5%.
Development of a Clean Fuel Standard in Canada
CCGA is currently participating in the development of the federal Clean Fuel Standard, being led by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The intention of this regulation is to achieve 30 Mt of annual reductions in GHG emissions by 2030, contributing to Canada’s effort to achieve its overall GHG mitigation target of 30% emission reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.
Canola biofuels have an important role in helping to reduce emissions from the transport sector in Canada. Further information on this process is on the Government of Canada’s website: Clean Fuel Standard.
CCGA provided input to the early formal consultation in April 2017. Clean Fuel Standard: Discussion Paper Response.
Clean Energy Canada analyzed the role that the proposed CFS can do for Canada in its report, What a Clean Fuel Standard Can Do for Canada.
Canola Biofuels — Growing Low Carbon Solutions
Increasing the Canadian biodiesel mandate from 2% to 5% would be a win-win-win scenario, with benefits for the environment, farmers, and the economy. Learn why here.
Canola’s Biodiesel Priorities
This one-pager from CCGA outlines canola farmers’ priorities on biodiesel.
Canola Biofuels Resources – Canola Council of Canada
Clean fuel – clear opportunity for Canada. Click here to learn why producing canola biofuels in Canada is important.
Biofuels in Canada – 2018 Report
This 2018 report focuses on tracking biofuel consumption, feedstocks and avoided greenhouse gas emissions.