CRFA announces Canadian Green Fuels Award winners

By Canadian Renewable Fuels Association | December 04, 2014

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Green Fuels Award recipients. These awards are the preeminent national awards recognizing the hard work and dedication of those working in Canada's renewable fuels industry. Award Recipients are selected for their achievements in the development, commercialization, and promotion of low carbon renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in Canada.

CRFA President Andrea Kent said, "We are an industry of leaders and innovators. These awards recognize those whose contributions as individuals, organizations and companies have been important to advancing the production and use of biofuels in Canada. We are proud of their accomplishments, grateful for their ongoing support, and consider it a privilege to be able to celebrate their work here today."

The 2014 Green Fuels Awards were presented at the inaugural Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The recipients are:

The Green Fuels Industry Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Advancement of Renewable Fuels in Canada: Gord Surgeoner, President – Ontario Agri-Food Technologies

Fueling Change Award for Achievements in Promoting the Use of Renewable Fuels: Arcade Station, Gale's Gas, Porter Airlines 

"Operating Canada's first biofuel-powered passenger flights was an exciting moment for our team and the Canadian aerospace and aviation communities," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "We worked with partners, including Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Targeted Growth Canada and the Green Aviation Research & Development Network to provide a showcase for a fuel category that we hope contributes to our industry's ongoing environmental efforts."

30 Years Green Award recognizing strong policy leadership during Ontario's 30 year history of renewable fuels: Dalton McGuinty

"This award is a great honour, but we should all take pride in the growth and success of Canada's renewable fuel and clean energy industry. In Ontario, we've shown, and continue to show, that sound, sustainable and balanced policies and support can nurture the clean technology industries of the future. Our businesses and workers will answer the call, make the best 'clean tech' products and build a brighter future for Canadians and people throughout the world," said McGuinty.