Canada: Biofuels Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CA2021-0064

Canada’s draft Clean Fuel Standard, published in December 2020, outlines the beginnings of a nationwide framework for adopting a carbon intensity approach for renewable fuels. The final regulation is expected to be published in Spring 2022. Reduced driving, brought on by pandemic-related lockdowns, lowered ethanol consumption and production in 2020. Biodiesel production neared record levels in 2020 after a drop in domestic demand was more than offset by record demand from the United States. Biodiesel production remains strong in 2021 with exports to the United States near-record levels and recovery underway for the domestic diesel pool. This report provides updated biofuel demand/supply tables and focuses on 2020.

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