Woodland Bags $4m for Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Plant
Woodland Biofuels (Woodland) has bagged $4m from the Government of Ontario to build a demonstration plant in the province, which will produce cellulosic ethanol from renewable wastes.
The plant will use Woodland's patented technology, which can produce sustainable fuels from virtually any type of biomass, including wood waste and agricultural waste. According to the company, the technology generates no toxic emissions and eliminates the need to use food, such as corn, to produce ethanol.
Greg Nuttall, president and CEO of Woodland, said: "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. 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. We are grateful for the extraordinary level of support provided by the province and are delighted to have Zeton as part of our team."
The plant is expected to be located at the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre in the University of Western Ontario's Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
(energy-business-review.com Apr. 2010