Canada's Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) 101

Canada announced its updated low-carbon fuel standard, the Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR), in July 2022 as an update to the legislation previously known as the Clean Fuel Standard. EcoEngineers experts gave a 10,000-foot view of the regulations in a webinar on Nov. 3, 2022.

The CFR requires liquid fuel importers to gradually reduce their products’ carbon intensity (CI) beginning in December 2023 and each subsequent year from a prescribed baseline, ultimately resulting in a 15% total decrease by 2030. Participants in similar regulations such as the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will see some familiar requirements mixed with new terminology and CI models.

The panelists also answered a number of questions at the end of the program. Check out our 10 Questions feature from the webinar panelists now up on the blog. 

If you have questions about any of the topics raised in this presentation, feel free to reach out to Lisa Hanke at or Mark Heckman at

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