Fuel Blending Support From GFOApril 23, 2018 5:55am
The Ontario government is mandating an increase in renewable fuel blending in gasoline.
And the Grain Farmers of Ontario likes the idea.
The new mandate requires gasoline suppliers to maintain an average of 10 per cent renewable content in regular gasoline beginning in 2020, and requires that renewable content meet an average lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) performance threshold of 45 per cent fewer GHG emissions than those in petroleum gasoline. Ethanol made from corn grown in Ontario is the leading renewable fuel manufactured in Ontario.
“Our farmer-members harvest more than two million acres of grain corn annually and we are pleased to see this commitment to renewable fuels and their benefits for the environment,” said Markus Haerle, Chairman, Grain Farmers of Ontario.
According to Natural Resources Canada, ethanol is known to improve the combustion efficiency of the ethanol-gasoline blend.