Federal Fuel System Compliance and Engineering
The Government of Canada is committed to expanding the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel and their use in Canadian transportation fuel. The Government’s comprehensive strategy has four components:
- Increasing the retail availability of renewable fuels through regulation;
- Supporting the expansion of Canadian production of renewable fuels;
- Assisting farmers to seize new opportunities in this sector; and
- Accelerating the commercialization of new technologies.
The first component is being implemented through the Renewable Fuels Regulations (Regulations) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are primary contributors to climate change and combustion of fossil fuels is a significant source of GHG emissions. The Government of Canada is committed to reducing Canada’s total GHG emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. These Regulations will make a significant contribution to reductions in air pollution from GHGs to protect the health and environment of Canadians.
Furthermore, increasing the use of renewable fuel is an important part of the Government’s commitment to farmers and rural communities. These Regulations will provide the certainty needed for the renewable fuels industry to make investments that will create new jobs and market opportunities for farmers.
The emerging global bioeconomy is an opportunity to diversify farm incomes by creating market opportunities for Canadian farmers as both developed and developing countries move away from dependence on traditional petroleum based fossil fuels in favour of more sustainable options. Canada has a natural advantage in this emerging economy, with a wealth of natural resources and a vast land mass to produce agricultural and forestry products. Renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are created from agricultural crops and other resources that are abundant in Canada, including wheat, corn, canola and soy
Since federally regulated facilities must comply with the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations, Keystone Environmental’s engineering professionals conduct federal fuel system compliance audits and assist clients in identifying compliance gaps along with solutions ranked in order of importance to facilitate priority corrective action scheduling.