Biofuels Plant Ready to Roll
by Paul Morden (Sarnia Observer) Woodland Biofuels’ $12-million Sarnia demonstration plant is up and could be producing ethanol from wood waste by the end of the year, says president Greg Nuttall.
The newly-built facility is located at the Western University Research Park’s Bioindustrial Innovation Centre in Sarnia.
“It’s all assembled and commissioning is underway,” Nuttall said.
…The plant will allow Mississauga-based Woodland Biofuels Inc., to demonstrate technology for converting waste biomass feed stocks into ethanol.
“Wood waste is our initial feedstock but we could take any kind of biomass,” Nuttall said. That includes agricultural waste.
More than 25 workers were involved in construction of the demonstration plant about 10 will be involved in the operation of the plant, Nuttall said.
“It’s not a small plant,” he added. “It’s 80-feet high at its tallest point.”
That’s about the same height a commercial-scale plant would be built, he said. “The diameter would be bigger, but the height would be the same.” READ MORE and MORE (Sustainable Chemistry Alliance) and MORE (Ethanol Producer Magazine)