Last week, Green Plains Inc. Vice President of Government Affairs Devin Mogler traveled to Ottawa, Canada to advocate on behalf of Growth Energy for biofuels’ role in Canada’s pending Clean Fuel Standard. Mogler joined representatives of the U.S. Grains Council on this visit, and met with Canadian regulators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Mogler and the delegation consulted Canadian regulators on how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has driven innovation and expanded America’s ethanol production capacity to make the U.S. the world leader in the production and blending of ethanol.
Mogler said that while in Canada, regulators “asked a lot of questions about how we are able to produce so efficiently, how stability in government policy influences investment in the sector, and compatibility of higher blends in the existing vehicle fleet and retail stations. We are going to continue to collaborate with them on breaking down barriers to higher blends, and ensuring their policy setting remains aggressive.”
We would like to thank Green Plains Inc. for its help in promoting biofuels in Canada and all of our members who are working to grow the global biofuels outlook everyday.