9 million hectares

of Canada’s marginal land

can grow crops for the production of biofuels, bio-based materials, and products1

120 million tonnes

of agricultural and forest residues

and municipal solid waste are produced annually in Canada2/3


is the second largest

renewable energy source in Canada4


CSA Group standards, research, policy briefs, and other resources

Leverage the resources developed by CSA Group and its technical committees that provide information, guidance, best practices, and requirements to help organizations adopt value-retention practices to reduce waste and the need for raw materials.


Standards help unlock the potential of bioeconomy

Research report

Defining Recycling in the Context of Plastics

Research report

A Roadmap to Support the Circularity and Recycling of Plastics in Canada

Biomass production

CSA W209:21

Biomass supply chain risk

Bio-based materials

CAN/CSA-Z5100-17 (R2022)

Cellulose nanomaterials - Test methods for characterization

CAN/CSA-Z5200-17 (R2022)

Cellulose nanomaterials - Blank detail specification

CSA Z5300:19

Cellulose filaments (CF) — Preparing handsheets for physical tests

CSA W206:20

Kraft lignin — Glass transition temperature by differential scanning calorimetry

CSA W207:20

Kraft lignin — Determination of thermal stability by thermogravimetry

CSA W213:22

Lignin — Quantification of hydroxyl groups by 31P NM

Sustainability and circularity of the bioeconomy

CSA ISO 14021:20

Environmental labels and declarations – Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)

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[1]   Fueling the bioeconomy with agricultural residues, Canadian Biomass Magazine, 2019
[2]  Canadian crop biomass energy research, Producer.com, 2020
[3]  Biomass supply for biofuel production: Estimates for the United States and Canada,” BioResources, 2009
[4]  Canada 2022 Energy Policy Review, International Energy Agency, accessed in January 2024