CHATHAM, ON, June 25 /CNW/ - GreenField Ethanol, Canada's largest ethanol
producer, today announced that it will install a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer
(RTO) system at its Chatham plant.
"This Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer is proven to be the best technology
for eliminating odours and conserving energy," said Bliss Baker, Vice
President Corporate Affairs for GreenField Ethanol. "Agreements and timelines
need to be finalized but we are moving full steam ahead with this project."
This energy efficient system will virtually eliminate odour-causing
volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from the drying of wet grains and
syrup into dried distillers grains with solubles.
In 2000, GreenField installed a stack to disperse and dilute
odour-causing compounds. Once the new RTO system is in place, gas from the
drying and distillation systems will be thermally oxidized to eliminate
"Over the past several years, I have worked closely with the GreenField
Ethanol team to bring this new technology to the plant," said Pat Hoy, MPP for
Chatham-Kent Essex. "This new system will be a huge benefit to our region."
"Since its Chatham plant opened in 1997, GreenField Ethanol has worked
with all levels of government to do what is best for the Chatham-Kent
community," said Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope. "We are excited about the
success and growth of this facility and commend GreenField for the active role
they play in the Chatham-Kent community."
Since its inception, GreenField Ethanol's Chatham plant has produced more
than 1.2 billion litres of ethanol using 120 million bushels of corn. The
Chatham plant produces 187 million litres of ethanol per year and turns out a
full range of ethanol products - from fuel ethanol to industrial and beverage
alcohol. In June 2007, the Chatham plant took delivery of its 100,000th
shipment of corn.
GreenField Ethanol, formerly Commercial Alcohols, is Canada's leading
ethanol producer. The company produces 250-million litres a year of corn-based
fuel ethanol at its plants in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario and Varennes,
Quebec. Two more plants are under construction in Hensall and Johnstown,
Ontario, and will be operational in 2008. GreenField Ethanol will be one of
the top producers in North America with five operating plants, producing more
than 700-million litres of ethanol per year by 2008. GreenField's Ethanol is
available at more than 1,500 gas stations across Canada.
For further information:
For further information: Bliss Baker, Vice President Corporate Affairs,
GreenField Ethanol, Cell: (416) 949-0205, Email: