Ottawa, Ontario – Manitoba has mandated that diesel sold in the province must contain at least two per cent biodiesel by November 1, 2009.

“Today is a good day for homegrown biofuels in Manitoba and Canada,” said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “With today’s decision, Manitoba will become the first province in Canada to realize the many benefits of blending biodiesel in its fuel supply. Biodiesel is good for the environment, good for farmers, and good for the economy.”

British Columbia has a five per cent biodiesel mandate coming by January 1, 2010, while Alberta will require two per cent by July 1, 2010.

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