Canada to invest C$4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels project in Sarnia : Biofuels Digest

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In Canada, the government announced two investments totaling more than C$4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels. The investments will go toward two innovative initiatives that will create jobs, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop first-of-their-kind technology in Canada’s forest sector.

The first investment of C$1.9 million, funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program, will allow Woodland Biofuels to develop a technology to produce ethanol, a sustainable and renewable fuel, from wood and agricultural waste. This technology will cut greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create and maintain jobs for Canadian workers.

The second investment of over $2.8 million, funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program, will increase the efficiency of Woodland Biofuels’ cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant and support detailed engineering activities, enabling Woodland’s first commercial-scale ethanol facility. This production plant utilizes a mixture of forestry waste and construction and demolition wood waste to produce ethanol. This project aims to create a permanent, new revenue-generating industry.

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