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Saskatchewan 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 was from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.

Annual compliance reports must be submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy within 90 days of the end of each calendar year.

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.

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. transesterfication, 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.

For more information, call 306-787-3134 or email

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