Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Program (Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Saskatchewan

Applies to States or Provinces Saskatchewan
Name Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Program (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Rebate Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Inactive Date 2016-03-31
Implementing Sector State/Province

Equipment Requirements Renewable diesel production must be certified as meeting fuel-grade ASTM International specifications such as D6751, or appropriate specifications accepted under Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) or European (EN) standards. Volumes will be reported on a 100% renewable diesel (also called B100 or 'neat' renewable diesel) basis and volume corrected to 15 degrees Celsius.

Funding Source Enterprise Saskatchewan

Maximum Incentive 40 million litres of renewable diesel per fiscal year for the entire program, 20 million litres per producer

Program Budget $26,000,000

Program Administrator Enterprise Saskatchewan
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-05


Saskatchewan has 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 will run from July 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014.

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.

The mandate and the incentive were recommended by the Enterprise Saskatchewan Biofuels and Bio-Products Sector Team and the ES Board of Directors.

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. transesterification, 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.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Joanne Johnson
Department Enterprise Saskatchewan
  1. 200 - 3085 Albert Street

Place Regina, SK
Zip/Postal Code S4S 0B1
Phone 306-787-0025