Canadian growers can get certified to sell canola to EU

Sept. 14, 2011 - Issue 24

The European Union (EU) has implemented the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) which sets out a 10% mandate for biofuels. The RED requires that all feedstock used to produce biodiesel for the EU market must meet minimum sustainability criteria and be certified as sustainable. All canola exported for the RED market must have a certificate of sustainability attached, and all growers who choose to supply canola for this market must also be certified. Click here for a factsheet that explains the Canadian canola industry’s certification process for growers.

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