GreenField Ethanol, has officially opened its Varennes plant – the first ethanol plant in the province of Quebec.
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Chuck Strahl toured the plant with GreenField Ethanol’s chairman Kenneth Field and President and CEO Robert Gallant.
“Today marks a milestone for GreenField Ethanol,” said Gallant.
“We are proud that Quebec’s first ethanol plant carries the GreenField name and that we are the pioneers of renewable fuel in Quebec.”
GreenField’s Varennes plant will produce 120 million litres of ethanol each year from 12 million bushels of Quebec-grown corn.
GreenField also has plants operating in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario, and two more are under
construction in Johnstown and Hensall, Ontario that are scheduled to be operating in 2008.
GreenField Ethanol will be one of the top producers in North America with five operating plants, producing more than 700 million litres of ethanol per year by 2008.
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