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The objective of the National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative (NRDDI) is to address industry and end-user questions about renewable diesel use by demonstrating how it will perform under Canadian conditions.

Among the questions that have been raised are:

  • impacts of cold weather;
  • impacts of long-term storage (with or without temperature fluctuation);
  • interaction of renewable diesel from various feedstocks with seasonal variations of ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD);
  • impacts on emerging heavy truck engine technology (in particular 2007 and 2010 emission controls);
  • impacts on engine and heating systems components;
  • distribution infrastructure.

These questions will be addressed by providing non-repayable contributions to approved projects that demonstrate aspects of renewable diesel use and/or distribution in Canada. Funded projects may demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • the use of various blend levels;
  • the use of fuels produced from various feedstocks;
  • the use of renewable diesel in various applications that diesel fuel is likely to encounter in Canada;
  • the infrastructure for renewable diesel storage and distribution.

Funding will be available to facilitate demonstration projects of different scales in both the on-road transportation and off-road sectors.