In Canada, Manitoba will have the cleanest fuel standards in Canada by increasing the ethanol and biodiesel content of its transportation fuels as it implements its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, Premier Brian Pallister announced during his dignitary address at the annual Manitoba Ag Days exhibition.
These new clean fuel standards will reduce Manitoba’s emissions by almost 400,000 metric tons cumulatively over the next five years. This is the equivalent of taking 100,000 vehicles of the road.
Manitoba will increase the ethanol content requirement of gasoline to 10 per cent from 8.5 per cent, and the biodiesel content of diesel to five per cent from two per cent, the premier noted. Consultations with industry, stakeholders and all Manitobans will take place in the coming months and any necessary regulation changes will be made this spring, he added.