Bioenergy

U.S. Firm Supplies Biofuel Additive to Canada

September 8, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] O2Diesel, of Newark, Delaware, entered into an agreement to proceed with the largest urban bus demonstration ever conducted for its O2Diesel ethanol-blended diesel fuel. Coordinated in conjunction with the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA), the Province of Ontario, Environment Canada, The City of Ottawa, Suncor, and O2Diesel, among others, the program will involve bus fleets operated in Ottawa by OCTranspo, the local transit agency. O2Diesel will supply the special additive that bonds the ethanol and diesel. The transit agreement with O2Diesel comes on the heels of several recent important Canadian government policy announcements from various federal and provincial agencies, including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, concerning new incentives for ethanol-blended fuels and new biofuels production investment. The initiative comes at a significant time when Canadian leaders announced a CAD$1 billion climate change plan that includes cleaner fuels.