Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Plant to make ethanol from cellulose inches ahead

A plant to make ethanol from cellulose inched ahead this week with a promise of $4.7 million from the federal government.

Woodland Biofuels of Toronto plans to build the plant in
Sarnia where it has been operating a pilot plant.

Woodland's chief executive officer, Greg Nuttall, said the money will fund the third and final stage of pre-construction engineering.

“Once that stage is done, then we’ll be ready to build an 80-million-litre, 21-million-gallon commercial plant,” said Nuttall. 

“The current expectation is that that plant will be located right here in Sarnia and that it will generate approximately 324 full-time equivalent jobs.”