Sarnia, Ontario – Suncor Energy has expanded its ethanol plant in Sarnia, Ontario, doubling its capacity.

“Suncor’s early pioneering efforts in renewable fuels are now delivering real results,” said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “This state-of-the-art ethanol facility is creating new jobs, developing new rural opportunities and adding valuable new supplies of energy. It is also helping protect our planet for future generations.”

The $120 million expansion of Suncor’s St. Clair Ethanol plant will double its capacity from 200 to 400 million litres annually.

Today, five per cent of the gasoline Canadians buy comes from renewable sources harvested and produced across Canada. A two per cent renewable fuels standard is expected to be enacted for biodiesel in the coming months.

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