Canola Biofuels

Consumers and governments around the world are increasingly turning to biofuels as a clean, sustainable fuel source that can help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuel.

Canadian canola is a high-quality domestic input for the production of renewable fuels worldwide. Canola is processed into low carbon biofuels, such as biodiesel, renewable hydrocarbon diesel, and renewable aviation fuel, and can be utilized as a biocrude feedstock at petroleum refineries to lower the greenhouse gas emissions of transportation fuels.

Canola biodiesel and renewable diesel is made from canola oil, a natural and renewable resource. It is a cleaner-burning alternative for diesel fuel that can be blended with diesel fuel for use in on-road vehicles, from municipal fleets to long-haul trucks, as well as off-road equipment used for mining, forestry, construction, agriculture and marine industries.[1]

Canola biodiesel and renewable diesel offer clear advantages over other low-carbon fuel technologies that require gradual adoption, further development and often significant new infrastructure.

This is why, to transition to a low-carbon economy and meet GHG emissions reduction targets, renewable fuel standards that require biodiesel or renewable diesel to be part of the fuel supply bring real and immediate benefits to the environment, to the economy and to Canadian agricultural producers who grow the crops.

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[1] Health Canada. 2012. Human Health Risk Assessment for Biodiesel Production, Distribution and Use in Canada. 56-70, 91-106.