TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - GreenField Ethanol is pleased to announce that
a project led by the company has been selected to receive funding from
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
"This is very exciting and encouraging news for all at GreenField Ethanol
as we look to strengthen our technological solutions to the challenges Canada
is currently facing in regards to the economy and the environment," said
Robert Gallant, President and CEO of GreenField.
GreenField will take the lead on a project entitled "GFE-Biochemical
Lignocellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Project" whereby the focus will be on
clean energy production using a process that will facilitate the complex
production of lignocellulosic ethanol while reducing the amount of energy
required. This process will be integrated into an existing ethanol facility on
a pre-commercial, pilot scale using corn cobs - the non-food residuals from
harvesting corn - as feedstock. It is important to note however that other
non-food biomass feedstock such as grasses and wood residues will also be
The official announcement was made by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister
of Natural Resources and Vicky Sharpe, SDTC's President and CEO in March 2009.
Sixteen projects, chosen for their development and demonstration of emerging
clean technologies, will be awarded a total of $53 million as the Government
of Canada looks to invest in a greener, cleaner economy.
"Our Government recognizes the importance of developing clean
technologies, while at the same time stimulating our economy," said the
Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources. "Through this
investment, we're providing opportunities for economic growth while offering
innovative solutions to help tackle climate change."
Detailed information on the above GreenField Ethanol project, including
descriptions, can be found at www.sdtc.ca.
About GreenField Ethanol
GreenField Ethanol Inc. (www.greenfieldethanol.com) is Canada's leading
ethanol producer. The company produces 550 million litres a year of ethanol at
its plants in Johnstown, Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario and Varennes, Quebec.
Another plant is in development in Hensall, Ontario. GreenField is actively
involved in the development of biochemical process technology to produce
cellulosic ethanol at its research facilities in Chatham, Ontario. The company
is also working with Enerkem Inc. to build thermochemical cellulosic ethanol
plants. GreenField's ethanol is available at more than 1,300 gas stations
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm's-length
foundation which has received $1.05 billion from the Government of Canada as
part of its commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of
life for all Canadians.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of
innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund(TM) supports
projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean
soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund(TM) supports the establishment of
first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of
next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with
the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to
achieve this mandate.
For further information:
For further information: Megan Johnson, GreenField Ethanol, (416)
304-1700 x8431, Email: email@example.com