BURLINGTON, Ont.: Ontario is investing $4 million through the Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) to help Woodland Biofuels Inc. and its partners build a demonstration plant that will efficiently produce cellulosic ethanol from renewable wastes.
The plant will use Woodland’s patented technology, which produces sustainable fuels from virtually any type of biomass, including wood and agricultural waste. The technology generates no toxic emissions and eliminates the need to use food, such as corn, to produce ethanol.
The announcement was made today by Ontario minister Sophia Aggelonitis at Zeton’s construction facility, a Burlington, Ont.-based engineering and construction firm, which is one of Woodland’s partners.
The plant is expected to be located at the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, in the University of Western Ontario’s Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.