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Forge Hydrocarbons to build biodiesel plant in Sombra


March 21, 2017
By Maria Church
Maria Church

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March 21, 2017 - Edmonton's Forge Hydrocarbons will begin construction of a $25-million biodiesel manufacturing plant at a BIOX Corporation site near Sombra, Ont., as early as this fall.

The startup company received a $4.2-million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada last year to help build the plant.

Forge’s pilot plant in Edmonton converts low-value fats and oils into hydrocarbon, a process that was invented 12 years ago by David Bressler, director of the Biorefining Conversions Network in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences.

A U of A news article reports that once the manufacturing plant is built it will produce renewable liquid hydrocarbons at a capacity of 19 million litres annually. Read the full article here.

Read a report from the Sarnia Observer here.


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