August 7-14, 2006

Upper Canada Ethanol to build $200M ethanol plant in eastern Ontario

ODESSA, ONT-Loyalist Township has approved an agreement to sell approximately 150 acres of industrial zoned land in the Taylor Kidd Industrial Park to Upper Canada Ethanol (UCE). The eastern Ontario township owns the industrial park, which is situated on Lake Ontario, southeast of Napanee. UCE plans to build a $200-million fuel ethanol plant which will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in Canada, producing 400 million litres per year of ethanol. The company intends to make its facility highly efficient and environmentally compliant, incorporating state-of-the-art process technology. It will contribute to meeting the Ontario government's requirement that all transportation gasoline in the province contain a minimum of 5% ethanol by January 1, 2007. The UCE plant will consume approximately 42 million bushels of corn annually, producing more than 410,000 tonnes of distillers dried grains and solubles (DDGS) as a byproduct. This high-protein feed supplement will be made available to local dairy and beef cattle farmers and to swine and poultry operations. UCE will initiate the permitting process for the new plant in the near future and aims to begin construction in 2007. Current tenants of the Taylor Kidd complex include Invista, Bombardier and NPIF Kingston Co-gen.

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