Canada Lags Leading Countries in Production of Renewable Fuels

Ottawa [Canadian Press] Canada is falling behind in the international race to develop alternative fuels made from plants, says a study commissioned by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. Brazil, the United States, China and the European Union are far ahead of Canada in production of fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, says the report by international commodities research firm F.O. Licht. In 2004 Brazil produced some 15.4 billion litres of ethanol, the United States 12.9 billion litres, the European Union 526 million litres, and Canada a mere 250 million litres. “This report should be a wake up call for Canada,” said Kory Teneycke, executive director of the renewable fuels association. …
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