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Canada biofuel mandate wins House support
Source : reuters.com
Canada's plan to ensure that gasoline contains 5% ethanol by 2010 won support in the House of Commons on Thursday despite increasing concern about the impact of biofuels on world food supplies. The legislation, which also calls for diesel to contain 2% renewable fuels by 2012, passed a critical vote in the House, where the Conservative government has a minority of seats, with the support of opposition members from the Liberal and Bloc Quebecois parties. The bill still must go through a final vote in the House but that seems assured in light of Thursday's vote. It would then have to go through the Liberal-dominated Senate. The mandate would create demand for an estimated 2 billion liters of ethanol and 600 million liters of biodiesel.
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2 May 2008 |
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