The Federal Government's Biofuels policy, which was supposed to be released last month, must include similar incentives to what's available in the United States.


Brian Chorney is the President of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association.

He stresses Biodiesel will be a free flowing commodity which will cross the border quite easily, meaning Canadian policy must reflect the North American nature of the market.

Chorney notes U.S biodiesel facilities currently receive a $1 per gallon blenders tax credit, or about 31 cents per litre.

In Manitoba combined provincial/federal credits equal 15 cents per litre.

Chorney feels in order for our province to attract investment we must level that playing field with comparable incentives.

Indications are the conservatives may release their strategy before the end of the year.