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Canadian Biofuel celebrates grand opening

Canadian Biofuel will convert miscanthus and other energy crops into wood pellets and briquettes
Canadian Biofuel will convert miscanthus and other energy crops into wood pellets and briquettes

Canadian Biofuel held a grand opening ceremony on 17 September for its new wood pellet and briquette production plant.

Located in Springford, Ontario, Canada, the plant has been under development for six years and Canadian Biofuel finally began construction in April. Production is expected to start by the end of the year, when it will manufacture 1,500 tonnes each month of biomass fuel.

The facility will begin by handling waste wood but Canadian Biofuel plans to expand the feedstocks used to include miscanthus and other energy crops also.

The federal government is investing $500,000 (€365,000) of its $15 million Sand Plains Community Development Fund in the project.

Learn more about the biofuels market in Canada at the Biofuels International Canada expo & conference, co-hosted with Tank Storage Canada expo & conference.

The event will take place on 3-4 October 2011 at the Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada.

Hear from speakers from BIOTECanada, Rogoza Consulting Group Inc, Sustainability Canola Council of Canada, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, RENTECH Renewable Energy Technologies Inc, Alberti Advisors LLC, Imperium Renewables, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Enerkem, Inbicon and Alberta Innovates.

Delegate and visitor tickets are still available. Visit: http://www.biofuelsinternationalexpo.com/canada/ for more information and registration forms. 

Canadian Biofuel will convert miscanthus and other energy crops into wood pellets and briquettes