Speech to the House of Commons

April 01, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the house today to celebrate the work being done by Canada’s Renewable Fuel Producers.

In my riding of Leeds Grenville, Greenfield Specialty Alcohol’s Johnstown facility produces over 260 Million litres of fuel ethanol a year and returns over 154,000 tonnes of dried distillers grains to the feed industry.

Our Conservative Government’s  renewable fuel strategy has provided the groundwork for the production of almost two billion litres of Ethanol and 500 million litres of Biodiesel in Canada.

In so doing, the sector has reduced GHGs by over 4 million megatonnes: the equivalent of removing one million cars from the road.

As a direct result of that strategy, we have seen the renewable fuels sector grow to a 3.5 billion dollar industry and from that platform, are developing other sustainable products – making them the anchor tenants of the emerging bioeconomy.

Mr. Speaker, our government stands behind the farmers and industry leaders who have pioneered this growth.