Growth Energy Files Comments on Ontario’s Development of Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy recently filed comments and exhibits to Canada’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on the Canadian province of Ontario’s discussion paper, “Developing a Modern Renewable Fuel Standard for Gasoline in Ontario.”

The comments focused on the importance of including ethanol in the development of any gasoline fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and other harmful emissions, underscoring that the easiest way to do so is to increase ethanol blended gasoline at a minimum of 10 percent (E10).

However, the comments encouraged Ontario to look beyond E10 to include higher ethanol blends such as E15 and E85, highlighting how increasing ethanol concentrations in fuel would present tremendous benefits to the public in the form of lower GHG emissions, lower levels of other pollutants, improved fuel properties, and economic benefits to Canada’s critical agricultural economy.

“Canada continues to be a strong market for U.S. ethanol, and we think that by further advancing ethanol blends, it will be a win for ethanol producers, the ag economy, and Canadian consumers,” said Chris Bliley, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energy.

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