Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Extended
Biofuels are produced from a variety of agricultural, forestry or waste feedstocks and blended into commercial petroleum-based gasoline and diesel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The provincial government announced it will extend the Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation (RFS) to 2022.
Part of the regulation extension includes aligning Alberta’s blend rates to ensure a minimum standard of five per cent and two per cent renewable content for gasoline and diesel, respectively.
- Alberta is one of several Canadian provinces, together with British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, with a policy for biofuels in transportation fuels.
- There are several biofuels facilities in Alberta, including ADM Agri-Industries Company, Permolex, Cielo Waste Solutions, Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, Future Fuel and Invigor Bioenergy.
- It is estimated that the RFS has resulted in reductions of at least 5.1 megatonnes of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions on Alberta’s roads since 2011.