Thu Apr 3, 2014 01:36 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Ontario's biodiesel mandate went into force Tuesday, April 1, in the Canadian province. The mandate requires all diesel fuel sold in the province contain at least 3% biodiesel.

In a news release issued Thursday by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, the agency said the new rules will be in effect for three years.

By 2017, the amount of biofuel blended into regular diesel will ramp up to average at least 4%.

"Greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 30% this year and 70% by 2017, for the biofuel portion of the new blend," the ...

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