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Detail

Area
Canada
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/03/2015
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Renewable energy policy
Description
Supported research on raw glycerol (a by-product of vegetable oil-based diesel production) with a view to enhance value addition in the biodiesel sector.
Notes
In Canada, a provincial grant has been made available to the University of Saskatchewan to carry out research on glycerol purification and conversion technologies. Currently, raw glycerol – a byproduct of vegetable oil-based diesel production – is said to have limited commercial value, but improved technologies could double the price that companies can charge for the substance, thus adding considerable value to biodiesel production.