Feds announce biodiesel requirement

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SASKATOON, Sask. – In a move to aid the agriculture sector and improve the environment, the federal government unveiled plans to require a biodiesel blend of 2% in diesel fuel by 2012.

The government plans to regulate an annual average renewable content of 5% in gasoline by 2010 and intends to have a 2% requirement for renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil by 2012.

“These programs are an important step in achieving the government’s objective of 5% renewable content in transportation fuels by 2010, while also creating new economic opportunities for our farmers and agricultural sector,” said Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.

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