Media Advisory - GreenField Ethanol increases production of renewable home grown fuel to ease burden of energy security in Canada



    New Johnstown plant to produce 200-million litres of ethanol per year

    PRESCOTT, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    WHAT:  GreenField Ethanol will announce the official opening of its
           largest ethanol plant in Canada -- the latest milestone in energy
           security to produce a renewable home grown fuel. Ethanol is a net
           energy product that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost
           60 per cent. The state-of-the-art facility sets the gold standard
           in the biofuels industry and provides a significant investment for
           local farmers as the amount of corn for each acre has increased
           exponentially. More than 70 per cent of revenue from an ethanol
           plant is spent within a 150-kilometre radius of the plant site.

    WHO:   Kenneth Field, Chairman and Founder, GreenField Ethanol
           The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources
           Gord Brown, MP, Leeds-Grenville
           Jim Brownell, MPP, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry
           Mayor Larry Dishaw, Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
           Don Kenny, 1st Vice President, Grain Trade and Market Development,
           Ontario Corn Producer's Association
           Bette Jean Crews, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

    WHERE: GreenField Ethanol Johnstown
           141 Commerce Drive
           Prescott, ON, K0E 1T0

    WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
              -  Media Registration:     9:00 am
              -  Media Tour:             9:15 a.m.
              -  Opening Ceremony:       10:00 a.m.
              -  One-on-One Interviews:  11:00 a.m.

           Note: Media transportation available from Ottawa
           Bus departs from the Chateau Laurier at 8:00 a.m. for Johnstown
           Bus departs Johnstown at 12:30 p.m. and returns to Ottawa

    About GreenField Ethanol
    ------------------------
    

    GreenField Ethanol Inc. is Canada's leading ethanol producer. The company
produces 500 million litres a year of fuel ethanol at its plants in Johnstown,
Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario and Varennes, Quebec. GreenField's ethanol is
available at more than 1,300 gas stations across Canada. Ethanol projects in
development include Hensall, Ontario; the development of biochemical process
technology to produce cellulosic ethanol at its state of the art research
facilities in Chatham, Ontario; and a development partnership with Enerkem
Inc. to build thermochemical cellulosic ethanol plants. For more information,
visit www.greenfieldethanol.com.

    
    About Ethanol
    -------------
    

    Ethanol is a renewable transportation fuel made from grains such as corn
and wheat, or from the cellulose fibres found in biomass including
agricultural, municipal and forestry waste. Ethanol is affordable and offers
unique environmental benefits. National Resources Canada's GH Genius model
shows that corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 40 to 60
per cent compared to gasoline. Cellulosic ethanol has the potential to reduce
GHGs by up to 87 per cent according to the US Department of Energy's GREET
model. The federal government's commitment to requiring gasoline to contain an
average of five per cent ethanol by 2010 will bring GHG reductions equivalent
to removing one million cars from Canada's highways each and every year.





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Brown, jennbrown@webershandwick.com, (613) 614-2894 (mobile), (613) 454-5252
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