The National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative (NRDDI) supports projects that demonstrate how renewable diesel fuel will perform under Canadian conditions in advance of the proposed renewable fuels regulation that would require an average annual 2% renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil by 2011 or earlier, subject to technical feasibility. This is a part of the Government of Canada's Renewable Fuels Strategy.
Non-repayable contributions were made to approved projects designed to demonstrate cold weather operation, long-term storage, impacts on engines and equipment, and distribution of the fuel.
The NRDDI is administered by Natural Resources Canada. Natural Resources Canada contributed up to 50% of the total project costs of an approved project. Applications were accepted on a continuous basis until May 29, 2009.
The final report is available.