Sarnia plant ready to make cellulosic ethanol
October 15, 2012
By Scott Jamieson
Oct 15, 2012, Sarnia, Ont. - Woodland Biofuels’ $12-million demo plant could be producing ethanol from wood waste by the end of the year, says president Greg Nuttall.
The newly-built facility is located at the Western University Research Park’s Bioindustrial Innovation Centre in Sarnia, and according to a report in the Sarnia Observer it will convert waste materials into ethanol.
“It’s all assembled and commissioning is underway,” Nuttall said. “We expect to be producing ethanol by the end of this year, early next year. Wood waste is our initial feedstock but we could take any kind of biomass."
The demonstration plant will knit together what the company says is a
series of proven technologies to make fuel ethanol from wood waste. “We will show, we think, a projected commercial cost of production
that is significantly less than what it currently costs oil companies to
produce a gallon of gasoline,” Nuttall said.
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