Canola is another step closer to seeing major new demand from producers of advanced biofuels, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published its final rule approving the use of canola oil for renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and other advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (or RFS). “We thank the EPA for completing… Read More

California’s environmental rules and regulations often set the pace for the rest of America. So when the state passed its latest law regarding phasing out gas powered passenger vehicles by 2035, the rest of North America took notice. Floyd Vergara, director of state governmental affairs with Clean Fuels Alliance America, explains that there are details… Read More

Cargill has broken ground on its $350 million canola processing facility at Regina, Saskatchewan. The new facility is projected to have an annual production capacity of 1 million metric tons and will support the growing global demand for canola products, the company says. Cargill anticipates the project to be completed by 2024. The new facility is… 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

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

The return of Canada’s Farm Show, previously known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show, in Regina, Sask., brought out thousands of industry reps, farmers and Saskatchewan’s Premier, Scott Moe. With the first day of the show being geared toward the theme of innovation, Moe shared his admiration for the ideas that have turned into full fledged… Read More

Unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel is chemically the same as petroleum-derived diesel. That means, renewable diesel is a one-to-one swap out for diesel and is a low-carbon fuel option. That matters, especially as the Canadian government pushes for continued lowering of emissions and is providing incentives for biofuel, including renewable diesel. To explore how renewable diesel… Read More

Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal which could open the export doors even wider for Canadian canola producers. The proposed plan would recognize renewable diesel and jet fuel made from canola oil as “advanced biofuels” under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is enthusiastic about… Read More

Automation isn’t the only new advancements being made in farm equipment, as proven by New Holland that’s moving forward commercializing a methane powered tractor. The new sustainably-minded T6.180 tractor was on display at Commodity Classic in New Orleans earlier this month. Mark Lowery, with New Holland, talks about the new opportunities on the horizon for… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and AGT Foods have announced a joint venture partnership that will see a 1.1 million metric tonne/year canola processing facility in Regina, Sask. The canola crush plant is part of a larger $2 billion investment FCL is making in the construction of an Integrated Agriculture Complex (IAC). The announcement builds on… 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 Alberta government announced it will use $4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to build a facility in Lethbridge to produce renewable fuel. The Canary Biofuels facility, with an estimated worth of $28.6 million, will produce approximately 70 million litres of high-value renewable fuel. The facility is slated to be the… Read More

 

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