March 29, 2007
GreenField Ethanol opens first ethanol plant in Quebec
Varennes, Quebec – GreenField Ethanol has announced that its third plant, the only ethanol plant in Quebec, is now in full operation in Varennes. The plant will produce 120 million litres of ethanol each year from 12 million bushels of Quebec-grown corn.
The Varennes plant is GreenField’s third plant in Canada, with two others located in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario. Two more, under construction in Johnstown and Hensall, Ontario, are scheduled to be operating in 2008. The company will be one of the top producers in North America, with five plants producing more than 700 million litres per year by 2008.
The ethanol produced at the Varennes plant will be available at Petro-Canada stations across the province.