Burlington, Ontario – Ontario will invest $4 million to help Woodland Biofuels build a demonstration plant to produce cellulosic ethanol from renewable wastes. The funding will come through the Innovation Demonstration Fund.
The plant will use Woodland’s patented technology, which can produce fuels from virtually any type of biomass, including agricultural and wood waste. The technology generates no toxic emissions and eliminates the need to use food crops for feedstock.
“Thanks to Ontario’s support, we can build a plant that we anticipate will confirm our ability to successfully produce ethanol from renewable waste with breakthrough efficiency,” said Greg Nuttall, president and CEO of Woodland. “We expect to be, by a significant margin, the lowest-cost producer of automotive fuel in North America. This will not only put Ontario in the front of the global race to find an alternative to fossil fuels, but ultimately will also provide Ontario with significant economic and environmental benefits.”
The plant is expected to be located in the University of Western Ontario’s Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.