MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Sustainable Development Technology Canada
(SDTC), an arm's length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government
of Canada, has awarded $9.8 million to a project led by Woodland Biofuels Inc.
of Mississauga, Ontario for the construction and testing of a groundbreaking
cellulosic ethanol plant.
Woodland Biofuels Inc. and its partners will build this unique facility
to efficiently produce cellulosic ethanol from wood waste. The plant will use
Woodland's patented Catalyzed Pressure Reduction (CPRTM) technology, which can
be used to produce sustainable fuels from virtually any type of biomass,
including wood waste and agricultural waste. The technology generates
absolutely no toxic emissions and eliminates the need to use food, such as
corn, to produce ethanol.
"Woodland's technology has the potential to help
solve some of the world's biggest problems by taking
what is effectively waste and turning it into clean
burning fuel," commented Greg Nuttall, CEO of Woodland.
"The flexibility of our technology, its ability to
convert basically all forms of biomass into ethanol,
means it is relevant to every corner of the globe. We
are grateful to SDTC for this extraordinary level of
support in bringing the benefits of our technology to
Canada and the world."
The plant is expected to be located in Atlantic Canada and in addition to
fuel ethanol will also produce green energy for use by a neighbouring
industrial facility. This will eliminate the need for the neighbouring
facility to use 19,000,000 litres per year of Bunker C oil to provide energy,
providing further environmental benefits.
Woodland is a global leader in the move to sustainable, renewable, clean
energy. Woodland's technology eliminates the use of food to make ethanol by
converting any kind of biomass (wood waste, crop waste, and more) into ethanol
or other high value products. Its first plant, using wood waste to produce
ethanol, will be located in Eastern Canada and is supported financially by
Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada is an arm's length,
not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada that currently
operates a $550 million fund to support the development and demonstration of
clean technologies - solutions that address issues of clean air, greenhouse
gases, clean water, and clean soil, to deliver environmental, economic and
health benefits to Canadians.
SDTC fills the void in the innovation chain between research and
commercialization - helping clean technology developers move through the
development and demonstration phases, in preparation for commercialization.
For further information:
For further information: Tony Moran, Vice-President Business
Development, Woodland Biofuels Inc., t. (905) 274-0495, f. (905) 274-3715,