Biodiesel Plant Set to Launch Near Sombra
by Tyler Kula (The Observer) A biodiesel company that creates fuel from vegetable oil and animal fat is set to begin production near Sombra next month, its president says.
Mississauga-based Methes Energies Canada Inc. will host a grand opening Aug. 10 at the 22-acre site on Holt Line West and begin production of an estimated 50 million litres of biodiesel annually shortly thereafter, said Nicholas Ng.
The plant has 18 employees already with plans to hire two or three more in coming months, said Ng, who is also the company’s co-founder.
The facility is located on the former Chinook Global property — which before it closed was one of Ontario’s worst polluters, being fined nearly $1 million for air and water discharges in 2004 and 2005.
But biodiesel, Ng said, is an environmentally friendly and biodegradable product that will be supplied to local refineries like Suncor and Shell to include in their fuels. Methes is also planning to sell to U.S. customers in the U.S.
…“The common feed stocks we would be using would be used cooking oil that’s been collected in different restaurants,” Ng said.