Biodiesel is defined as a renewable, biodegradable, mono alkyl ester combustible liquid fuel that is derived from vegetable oils or animal fats and meets the specifications to be qualify as a Renewable Fuel.
Made from a variety of feedstocks including canola and soy oils, animal fats, recycled cooking oils and restaurant grease.
“Renewable Fuel” definition
The Renewable Fuels Regulations specify a definition for “renewable fuel” including “ethanol” and “biodiesel.” A liquid fuel is a “renewable fuel” if it:
- is produced from one or more of the listed renewable fuel feedstocks
- complies with the maximum content of non-renewable substances allowed, and
- otherwise meets the definition of renewable fuel as set out in the Regulations
Biodiesel under the Renewable Fuels Regulations
The Regulations specify a definition for “biodiesel” as a liquid fuel that:
- is comprised of at least one mono-alkyl ester produced from one or more renewable fuel feedstocks in reaction with an alcohol reactant;
- is suitable for use in a diesel engine; and
- may contain substances, other than the mono-alkyl esters described in paragraph (a), that are not produced from renewable fuel feedstocks, the combined volume of which substances accounts for less than 1.5% of the volume of the fuel.