From late June to mid-October 2006, Transport Desgagnés' M/V Anna Desgagnés will be fuelled with B20 to fire one of the generators of a merchant vessel flying the Canadian flag and plying the waters of the Arctic and open sea. The project will test the use of biodiesel to power generators, assess generator performance, measure the reduction in polluting and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, determine the benefits of biodiesel in reducing maintenance costs, and investigate the overall potential and constraints involved in using biodiesel in marine shipping.
Conseil québécois du biodiésel (CQB)
The CQB (Québec Biodiesel Council) was established in 2005 to promote the use of biodiesel as an alternative to petrodiesel for transporting people and goods in Quebec. The Council filed a brief on biodiesel that was presented in January 2005 before the Committee on Labour and the Economy for the Québec energy sector.
From March 2002 to March 2003, 155 bus of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) were running on biodiesel in the Montreal city core as part of a demonstration and impact assessment project. The scale of the BIOBUS project earned it mention as the most important initiative of this kind in North America. It has opened the way to a more environmentally conscious view of public transit and now serves as a showcase for transit authorities and users alike.
During Summer 2004, the BioMer project aimed to demonstrate the feasibility and assess the impact of using pure biodiesel (B100) to fuel cruisers of various sizes and types in the Old Port of Montréal and the Lachine Canal National Historic Site.
A first for Canada’s marine industry!
Assessment of the BIODIESEL
distribution infrastructure in Canada
This document, prepared for Natural Resources Canada, presents an assessment of the biodiesel distribution infrastructure in Canada. The overall objective of the Assessment study is to recommend the most efficient infrastructure pathway for the effective distribution of biodiesel throughout Canada. The focus of the Assessment study is to establish a link between biodiesel supply and the end-user. The Assessment study proposes solutions and alternatives around the various road blocks during this early market development and transitional phase. The Assessment study also prepares for the longer-term eventuality when biodiesel will be distributed through the infrastructure of the major integrated petroleum producers and marketers.