Manitoba confirms increases to provincial renewable fuel blending regulations

Regulations increase renewable content in diesel to 5% in 2022, and in gasoline to 10% in 2022

Manitoba can meet not only its climate goals but also support the economic viability and social health of rural communities in every corner of the province.”

— Ian Thomson , ABFC President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Government of Manitoba has published final regulations that increase renewable content in diesel from the current level of 2% to 3.5% in 2021 and finally to 5% in 2022. Renewable content in gasoline increases from the current level of 8.5% to 9.25% in 2021 and to 10% in 2022.

Ian Thomson, President of Advanced Biofuels Canada stated: “Publication of these final regulations establishes the role of biofuels as a fundamental component of Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan. Increased renewable fuel availability will provide significant emission reductions in Manitoba’s first five-year Carbon Savings Account period under the Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act, 2018. With this, Manitoba achieves not only its climate goals but also creates a larger role for the province’s agricultural sector and its importance to economic viability and social health of rural communities in every corner of the province.”

Since implementing its renewable fuel policies in both gasoline and diesel, Manitoba has reduced over 4 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and realized direct economic benefits for Manitoba’s agricultural producers and processors in both domestic and export markets.

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