Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Program (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Saskatchewan|
|Name||Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Program (Saskatchewan, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Rebate Program|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Equipment Requirements|| Renewable diesel production must be certified as meeting fuel-grade ASTM International specifications such as D6751, or appropriate specifications accepted under Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) or European (EN) standards. Volumes will be reported on a 100% renewable diesel (also called B100 or 'neat' renewable diesel) basis and volume corrected to 15 degrees Celsius.
|Funding Source|| Enterprise Saskatchewan
|Maximum Incentive|| 40 million litres of renewable diesel per fiscal year for the entire program, 20 million litres per producer
|Program Budget|| $26,000,000
|Program Administrator||Enterprise Saskatchewan|
|Primary Website|| http://economy.gov.sk.ca/RenewableDiesel
|Last Review|| 2014-09-05
Saskatchewan has introduced a mandate for inclusion of 2% renewable content in the average annual diesel fuel pool for fuel distributors beginning July 1, 2012. In order to allow industry to fully make the transition, the first compliance period will run from July 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014.
In anticipation of the mandate, the Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Program incentive was developed to support production of renewable diesel. The incentive component provides 13 cents per litre of eligible renewable diesel to qualifying producers in Saskatchewan for use in all diesel fuel applications. The incentive program is effective April 1, 2011, and terminates March 31, 2016.
The mandate and the incentive were recommended by the Enterprise Saskatchewan Biofuels and Bio-Products Sector Team and the ES Board of Directors.
Renewable diesel is defined as a diesel fuel substitute made from renewable materials such as vegetable oil, waste cooking oil, animal fat or fish oil, fungi, algae or other microbes, and potentially from cellulosic feedstock consisting of agriculture and forest biomass by way of any acceptable method (i.e. transesterification, hydrotreating, etc.).
For the purposes of this program, this definition excludes traditional and non-traditional petroleum derived products or resources as well as straight vegetable oils (SVO) or fats that are ‘untransformed’ to meet fuel standards.
|Contact Name||Joanne Johnson|
|Zip/Postal Code||S4S 0B1|