Aug 10, 2007

Woodland Biofuels to build cellulosic ethanol plant with $9.8 million grant

Mississauga, Ontario – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada, has awarded $9.8 million to a project led by Woodland Biofuels Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario for the construction and testing of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant is expected to be located in Atlantic Canada.

Woodland Biofuels and its partners will build the facility to efficiently produce cellulosic ethanol from wood waste, using Woodland’s patented Catalyzed Pressure Reduction technology. The technology can be used to produce sustainable fuels from virtually any type of biomass, including wood and agricultural waste, generates no toxic emissions, and eliminates the need to use food such as corn to produce ethanol.

In addition to producing fuel ethanol, the plant will also produce green energy for use by a neighbouring industrial facility, eliminating the need for that facility to use 19 million litres of Bunker C oil each year to provide energy.

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