Greg Lamp

October 1, 2009

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Manitoba will soon be the first Canadian province to mandate the use of biodiesel, announcing it will begin its long-discussed 2% requirement on Nov. 1, according to the Oil Price Information Service.

The move beats British Columbia's enactment of a 5% biodiesel mandate on Jan. 1, 2010, and Alberta's 2% mandate on July 1, 2010.

According to Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Manitoba uses just over 1 billion liters/year of diesel fuel, and so a 2% biodiesel mandate translates into 20 million liters/year of biodiesel.

About the Author(s)

Greg Lamp

Greg grew up on a diversified crop and cattle operation in South Dakota, and has 22 years of experience covering the farming and livestock business. A graduate of South Dakota State University, he served as managing editor of BEEF magazine for five years, previously working for Farm Journal, Successful Farming and Feedlot Management magazines, as well as having served as an account executive with the Colle&McVoy advertising agency. Greg is the recipient of numerous writing and photography honors.

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