The Canadian province of Manitoba is considering legislation that would ensure biodiesel quality sold in the province and could eventually mandate a minimum standard.
“We are excited about the potential the biofuels industry holds for Manitoba,” said Jim Rondeau, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines. “This new legislation will provide the framework to ensure real and sustained growth of the ethanol and biodiesel industries for years to come.”
Rondeau noted the proposed legislation would also position the province to implement a mandate for biodiesel at some point in the near future.
If the legislation passes, Manitoba would be the first Canadian province to mandate biodiesel.