CPPI supports University of Waterloo research on pollution prevention

    OTTAWA, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Petroleum Products
Institute(1) today announced that it would provide $12,000 in support of
continuing research by Dr. J.F. Barker on the fate and transformation of
plumes of gasoline containing ethanol in soil and water. This funding is in
addition to funding historically provided by other organizations including the
American Petroleum Institute and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC).
    "This research will increase our scientific knowledge enabling a better
understanding of the fate and transformation of plumes of gasoline containing
ethanol in soil and water", said Peter Boag, President of CPPI.
    In Canada, it is particularly important because of a proliferation of
renewable fuels mandates.
    Mr. Boag added, "CPPI members place considerable importance on improved
understanding of the science. This will assist in modifying environmental
managing systems to enhance pollution prevention measures, spill response
measures and site remediation and restoration plans for CPPI member operations
in regards to "ethanolized" gasoline".
    Additionally, CPPI and its members have been playing a very active role
as an informed stakeholder in policy advocacy on brownfield remediation in all
jurisdictions of Canada.
    George Vincent, Chair of the CPPI National Contaminated Sites Committee
said, "We believe it essential that all policies and regulations reflect the
best and latest science and considerations of risk for fully protecting human
health and the environment."
    This is the latest in a series of CPPI collaborative projects with
government and academia relating to environmental management and remediation.
In January, the Redevelopment Framework for Former Service Stations was
launched as an online decision-support tool designed to guide municipalities,
property owners, developers, and other stakeholders through the redevelopment
of under-utilized and abandoned service stations (see

    (1) CPPI members: Bitumar Inc., BP Canada Energy Company, Chevron Canada
        Limited, Husky Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Limited (Products and
        Chemicals Division), North Atlantic Refining Limited, NOVA Chemicals
        (Canada) Ltd., Parkland Income Fund, Petro-Canada, Shell Canada
        Products, Suncor Energy Products Inc., and Ultramar Ltd.

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