The Canadian mining industry transitions to a low-carbon economy, a Canadian energy supplier is gearing up to power this trend. Currently supplying fuels across one of Canada’s largest mineral and metals producer regions – Ontario – Greenergy offers mining companies ultra-low sulphur diesel with high renewable content that lowers emissions. Renewable content refers to biological materials, including crops, forest residues and organic waste, blended into diesel to produce a lower-carbon (or bio-based) fuel also referred to as biodiesel.
This is especially significant for the mining sector because of industry efforts to reduce underground particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel machinery. “Choosing an approved biodiesel blend reduces greenhouse gases and improves underground air quality for miners,” said Mike Healey, Greenergy’s VP of commercial and business development. “Using biodiesel not only helps reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80%, but also supports the mining industry’s environmental sustainability plans."
With a commitment to meet customer needs, Greenergy focuses on supply reliability because the company is not dependent on domestic refiners or any other third parties for its raw materials. It is also capable of blending fuels to high specifications at its terminals, supplying biodiesel blends to suit customer preferences that can range from the standard B4 to B45 and higher.
Healey noted Greenergy’s blending and distribution infrastructure in the Ontario region includes extensive access to rail, as well as road, allowing the company to serve remote mining operations in a cost-effective manner.
For Canadian mining operators, switching to Greenergy offers advantages others find hard to match, including:
Almost all heavy-duty mining diesel equipment can run on biodiesel blends, such as those Greenergy provides. The same can be said for newer, more technically advanced hybrid equipment models and this will be particularly important as the industry continues to evolve and decarbonize.
As part of its growth plans, Greenergy is also planning to expand its supply footprint to other regions, bringing its low-carbon fuels closer to mining businesses across Canada.
To learn more, visit www.greenergy.com.