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Boost for biofuel company’s Sarnia demonstration plant

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Ottawa is investing $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels and a new process it’s testing in Sarnia.

About $1.9 million will be used to help the company further develop its technology that produces ethanol from wood and agricultural waste.

The Toronto-based company is also getting $2.8 million to increase the efficiency of its successful demonstration plant in Sarnia and help turn it into the company’s first commercial-scale ethanol facility, Natural Resources Canada said last week.

The plant uses a mix of wood waste from forestry, construction and demolition sites to produce ethanol, a renewable fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Investing in bioenergy is a key part of the government’s plan to combat climate change while growing the economy, it said.


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