A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision means the reopening of an important market for Canada s canola industry, according to the Canola Council of Canada (CCC).
The EPA has approved the Government of Canada s petition to use the aggregate approach for approval of Canadian feedstocks, including canola, for biodiesel production in the U.S. The decision means biodiesel produced in Canadian plants using canola can be sold in the U.S. It also means biodiesel produced in the U.S. from Canadian canola can be marketed in the U.S. Currently U.S.-produced biodiesel using Canadian canola is being sold into Canadian markets in order to meet inclusion mandates in Alberta and B.C.
We are thrilled that we have this opportunity to increase our exports of canola into the U.S. for use in biodiesel production, says CCC president JoAnne Buth.