The world’s airlines are hungry for sustainable aviation fuel, the key pathway to meet their net zero goals by 2050. Canola oil can be an important feedstock to get this new market sector flying.
Corteva, Bunge and Chevron are promoting winter canola as a double crop for soybean and cotton growers in the southern U.S. It will supply oil into Chevron’s renewable diesel program.
Canola processing expansion on the Prairies means Canada will be adding more value at home. It also means moving more oil and meal, less grain. Are we ready?
Lack of moisture hurt average Canadian canola yields in 2023. Statistics Canada, in its September estimate, put production at 17.4 million tonnes. Average for the previous five-years, which includes the 2021 drought year, is 18.6 million.