In order to meet the growing demand for fuel ethanol, the manufacture
of ethanol is on the rise in Canada. Ethanol production facilities meet the needs of several markets, including
those that use ethanol as a fuel additive or alcohol for industrial purposes.
The amount of ethanol produced in Canada, for all markets, is 238 million litres, annually. The following table is a list of ethanol production plants currently in operation in Canada.
|Mohawk Oil, Canada, Ltd.||Minnedosa, Man.||10 M. Litres||Wheat-based|
|Pound-Maker Agventures, Ltd.||Lanigan, Sask.||12 M. Litres||Wheat-based Partnered with a cattle feedlot|
|Commercial Alcohols, Inc.||Tiverton, Ont.||23 M. Litres||Corn-based|
|Commercial Alcohols, Inc.||Chatham, Ont.||150 M. Litres||Corn-based|
|API Grain Processors||Red Deer, Alta.||26 M. Litres||Wheat-based|
|Tembec||Temiscaming, Qué.||17 M. Litres||Forestry product-based|
The support of the federal and provincial governments has been crucial to the development of the ethanol industry. Tax incentives, research, procurement policies and political will are providing a kick-start to the efforts of farmers, manufacturers and environmentalists to make ethanol an excellent alternative to conventional fuel sources for Canadians.
By the turn of the millennium, Canadian ethanol production for all markets should be at 675 million litres. Proposed development of ethanol production plants during this time include:
|Seaway Grain Processors, Inc.||Cornwall, Ont.||66 M. Litres||Corn-based|
|Commercial Alcohols, Inc.||Varennes, Qué.||150 M. Litres||Corn-based|
|Commercial Alcohols, Inc.||Chatham, Ont.||Exp. to 300 M. Litres||Corn-based|
|Metalore Resources, Inc.||75 M. Litres||Wheat-based|
Mohawk Oil, Canada Ltd http://fibrotein.com/main.htm Commercial Alcohols, Inc. http://www.comalc.com API Grain Processors http://www.apigrainprocessors.com Tembec http://www.tembec.ca/indexe.htm Seaway Grain Processors, Inc. http://www.seaway-energy.on.ca/ethanol Iogen Corporation http://www.olsc.ca/corporate/iogen.htm
Where can I get more information?
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
90 Woodlawn Rd. W.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1B2