June 20, 2007
New ethanol plant opens in Quebec today
Chevrolet Volt concept. Click image to enlarge
Varennes, Quebec – GreenField Ethanol, Canada’s largest ethanol producer officially inaugurated its newest ethanol plant in Varennes, Quebec today. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Chuck Strahl joined GreenField Ethanol Chairman Kenneth Field and GreenField President and CEO Robert Gallant on a tour of the plant.
GreenField Ethanol, formerly Commercial Alcohols, produces 250-million litres a year of corn-based fuel ethanol at its plants in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario and Varennes, Quebec. Two more plants are under construction in Hensall and Johnstown, Ontario, and will be operational in 2008. GreenField Ethanol will be one of the top producers in North America with five operating plants, producing more than 700-million litres of ethanol per year by 2008. GreenField’s Ethanol is available at more than 1,500 gas stations across Canada.