The development of Canada’s biofuel sector was highlighted in the Canadian government’s 2024 budget announced on April 16th, but ethanol was notably absent from the list of renewable fuel categories that will receive support. The budget included a commitment of $776 million for a retooled Clean Fuels Fund to drive production of renewable diesel, sustainable… Read More

The race is on among canola processing companies to supply growing demand in the U.S. for canola oil as a feedstock for lower carbon-intensity fuels. Construction is underway on three of five planned canola crush projects in Saskatchewan, notes Chris Vervaet, executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA), in the interview below. Cargill,… Read More

Government policies that promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to make a major dent in future demand for renewable diesel, says an author of a recent report on the future of the renewable diesel market. Unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel can be directly substituted in diesel engines. Production capacity in the U.S. is… Read More

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced plans to expand its canola crushing facility at Yorkton. The facility’s new capacity will be over two million metric tonnes per year, which is more than double its current capacity. LDC initially opened the Yorkton facility in 2009 and currently employs approximately 120 people. Construction of the additional canola… Read More

Imperial says it plans to spend around $720 million on building the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alta. The plant is expected to produce more than one billion litres of renewable diesel annually from locally sourced feedstocks, including canola oil, the company said on Thursday, noting this fuel… Read More

More than five years in the making, the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is happily looking to the future of the biofuel industry after the federal government published the new Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR),replacing the Clean Fuel Standard. Steve Pratte, senior manager of transportation and biofuel policy with the CCGA, shares why the organization is pleased… Read More

Today, the Government of Canada published the Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR), which is to replace the previously existing Renewable Fuels Regulations. The new regulations focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The CFR set increasingly stringent requirements on producers and importers to reduce the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel, according to a recent news… Read More

Ceres Global Ag Corp. has suspended plans to build a canola crush plant and refinery along the Canada-U.S. border at Northgate, Saskatchewan. The publicly-traded company says it has decided to halt the project “due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to, inflationary pressures resulting in higher costs than initially projected and shifting… Read More

Agriculture received multiple mentions in the 2022 federal budget unveiled on Thursday, mostly in the context of climate programs that had previously been announced. The budget, with its projected $52.8 billion deficit, also included some tax changes that could potentially impact farmers. As part of this live episode of RealAg Politics, we unpacked what was… Read More

Ontario may have a relatively small acreage base for agriculture production, but the value and volume of food and food ingredients produced is second to none. Supporting that valuable production and processing capacity is key for Grain Farmers of Ontario, and CEO Crosby Devitt says that that comes down to three main points for the immediate… Read More

The rapid expansion in canola processing capacity on the Prairies continues, with the confirmation of another crush plant to be built beside the Canada-U.S. border in southeast Saskatchewan. Ceres Global Ag is planning to build a canola processing plant and refinery beside its existing terminal and international rail crossing southeast of Estevan, at Northgate, Sask…. Read More

With the expansion of domestic canola crush capacity in Western Canada, the term “renewable diesel” is being mentioned much more frequently.  Many growers are familiar with biodiesel, but the two are different and not interchangeable. Although they can come from the same feedstocks, such as vegetable oil, the process of making them is different. Ian… Read More

 

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