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Clean Fuel Regulations (SOR/2022-140)

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Regulations are current to 2024-02-20

SCHEDULE 6(Paragraphs 75(1)(a) and (b), (6)(a) and (7)(a) and 96(4)(a))Default Carbon Intensity

  • 1 The default carbon intensity is

    • (a) 80 gCO2e/MJ for the years 2022 and 2023;

    • (b) 79 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2024;

    • (c) 78 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2025;

    • (d) 77 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2026;

    • (e) 76 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2027;

    • (f) 74 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2028;

    • (g) 73 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2029; and

    • (h) 72 gCO2e/MJ for the year 2030 and the following years.

  • 2 The quantity of CO2e that is associated with the extraction or production, as the case may be, of a feedstock is

    • (a)  0 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input produced from a feedstock that is derived from one of the following:

      • (i) forest biomass derived from fire prevention and protection activities or from clearing activities that are not related to harvesting, such as infrastructure installation, pest and disease control and road maintenance,

      • (ii) crop residues or damaged crops,

      • (iii) secondary forest residues that are by-products of industrial wood-processing operations,

      • (iv) used or inedible organics from a residential area, a retail store, a restaurant, a caterer or a food processing plant,

      • (v) used fat and used vegetable oils,

      • (vi) used animal litter,

      • (vii) animal materials, including manure,

      • (viii) industrial effluents,

      • (iv) municipal wastewater, and

      • (x) used construction materials and demolition materials,

      • (xi) residues that are directly generated by agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, but not residues from related industries or from processing,

      • (xii) water,

      • (xiii) waste from a waste processing facility that produces biogas, and

      • (xiv) carbon dioxide that has been captured from the atmosphere;

    • (b) 15 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input produced from a feedstock derived from crops grown solely for energy production and that are not traditionally grown for food and feed purposes;

    • (c) 20 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input produced from a feedstock that is an oil extracted from oilseed crops; and

    • (d) 35 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input produced from any other feedstock.

  • 3 The quantity of CO2e that is released during the production of the fuel or material input from the feedstock, the transportation of the feedstock and intermediary products used to produce the fuel or material input and the distribution of the fuel or material input to end users is

    • (a) 13 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input that is produced at a facility that

      • (i) uses thermal energy and electricity where more than 50% of that energy is from non-fossil sources, electricity with a carbon intensity of less than 100 gCO2e/MJ, hydrogen from renewable sources, hydrogen from natural gas with carbon capture and storage or a mix of those sources, and

      • (ii) does not use liquid or solid fossil fuels in stationary applications;

    • (b) 30 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input that is produced at a facility, other than one described in subparagraph (a)(i), that does not use liquid or solid fossil fuels in stationary application; and

    • (c) 65 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input that is produced at any other fuel production facility.

  • 4 The quantity of CO2e t that is released during the compression or liquefaction process of the fuel material input is

    • (a) 12 gCO2e/MJ for compressed hydrogen that is supplied by a hydrogen fuelling station;

    • (b) 60 gCO2e/MJ for liquefied hydrogen that is supplied by a hydrogen fuelling station; and

    • (c) 0 gCO2e/MJ for all other fuels, including hydrogen referred to in section 95 of these Regulations that is supplied for use as a fuel.

  • 5 The quantity of CO2e that is associated with the production of electricity used during the production of the fuel or material input is

    • (a) 25 gCO2e/MJ for hydrogen produced from electrolysis using electricity with a carbon intensity of 50 g/MJ or less;

    • (b) 150 gCO2e/MJ for any other hydrogen produced from electrolysis; and

    • (c) 0 gCO2e/MJ for any other fuel.

  • 6 The quantity of CO2e that is released during the transportation of the feedstock and intermediary products used to produce the fuel or material input and the distribution of the fuel or material input to end users, in the case of a total transportation distance of no less than 1500 km, is

    • (a) 0 gCO2e/MJ for a fuel or material input for which the sum of the distance between the site where the feedstock was extracted, harvested or produced and the facility where the fuel or material input was produced and the distance between that facility and the location of final distribution to end users is less than 1500 km; and

    • (b) 4 gCO2e/MJ for any other fuel or material input.

  • 7 The quantity of CO2e that is released during the combustion of the fuel or the use of the material input, per megajoule of energy produced, is

    • (a) 0 gCO2e/MJ for hydrogen or carbon dioxide derived from atmospheric carbon dioxide;

    • (b) 1 gCO2e/MJ for biogas or renewable natural gas;

    • (c) 2 gCO2e/MJ for ethanol or a fuel derived from biomass other than biodiesel;

    • (d) 3 gCO2e/MJ for biodiesel; and

    • (e) 72 gCO2e/MJ for any other fuel.

  • 8 The carbon intensity of fossil fuels and energy sources is equal to

    • (a) 110 gCO2e/MJ for compressed hydrogen;

    • (b) 150 gCO2e/MJ for liquefied hydrogen;

    • (c) 76 gCO2e/MJ for propane;

    • (d) 68 gCO2e/MJ for natural gas;

    • (e) 113 gCO2e/MJ for liquefied natural gas; and

    • (f) 72 gCO2e/MJ for compressed natural gas.

  • 9 The carbon intensity of electricity for a province is

    • (a) 14 gCO2e/MJ  in Ontario;

    • (b) 5 gCO2e/MJ  in Quebec;

    • (c) 224 gCO2e/MJ  in Nova Scotia;

    • (d) 89 gCO2e/MJ  in New Brunswick;

    • (e) 7 gCO2e/MJ  in Manitoba;

    • (f) 11 gCO2e/MJ  in British Columbia;

    • (g) 2 gCO2e/MJ  in Prince Edward Island;

    • (h) 237 gCO2e/MJ  in Saskatchewan;

    • (i) 218 gCO2e/MJ  in Alberta;

    • (j) 16 gCO2e/MJ  in Newfoundland and Labrador;

    • (k) 30 gCO2e/MJ  in Yukon;

    • (l) 71 gCO2e/MJ  in the Northwest Territories; and

    • (m) 313 gCO2e/MJ  in Nunavut.

 

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