Friday, April 29, 2022

Canola qualifies for U.S. diesel market

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is poised to allow canola oil to be incorporated with diesel and jet fuel.

It could make the U.S. the biggest export market for canola, said Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada.

The EPA saidd canola oil meets the greenhouse gas emission reduction threshold of 50 percent required to qualify for advanced biofuel renewable identification numbers under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard.

The proposed rule is open for comment until May 18. A final rule is expected to be published in July.

“It’s really, really, very good news,” said Everson.