Officially incorporated in 1994, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization mandated to promote renewable bio-fuels (ethanol, biodiesel) for automotive transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities. The membership includes representatives from fuel marketing, fuel producing/processing, energy, agriculture, agri-business, forestry, engineering and environmental organizations, researchers and individuals who all share a common interest in developing alternative fuels from renewable resources.

CRFA's activities include government liaison, generic promotion and awareness of ethanol and biodiesel, and on-going research prioritization. CRFA's efforts are now also focussed on promoting public awareness of the merits of renewable fuels -- via workshops for automotive sales/service personnel and fuel retailers, media awareness activities, newsletters/publications, annual convention, expanding the CRFA internet information site, etc.

Specific goals of the organization include:

Jim Johnson has been the President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association since late 1989. He was born in Petrolia, Ontario and has farmed the last 19 years in Alvinston, Ontario, cash cropping, turkeys and beef. He holds a Diploma in Technology (Chemistry) from St. Clair College. Jim is Past President of the Ontario Corn Producers' Association, and was a director on the OCPA Board since 1985. He was an active member of the Market Development Committee and the Communications Committee of the OCPA. Jim still represents OCPA on the CRFA Board of Directors.


Head Office:

Western Office:

Eastern Office:

90 Woodlawn Road West,
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 1B2
Tel: (519) 767-0431
Fax: (519) 837-1674
212-111 Research Drive,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 3R2
Tel: (306) 975-6620
Fax: (306) 975-0136
555, boul. Roland-Therrien,
Longueuil, Québec
JH4 3Y9
Tel: (450) 679-0530
Fax: (450) 679-6372