Greenfield Ethanol opens sole Quebec plant in Varennes
VARENNES, QUE-GreenField Ethanol's third Canadian production facility, and the only ethanol plant in Quebec, is now in full operation in Varennes. The plant will produce 120 million litres of ethanol per year from 12 million bushels of Quebec-grown corn. GreenField's other two operations are in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario. Two more facilities, now under construction in Johnstown and Hensall, Ontario, are scheduled to be operating in 2008. At that point, GreenField Ethanol (formerly Commercial Alcohols) will be one of the leading North American producers, with five operating plants producing more than 700 million litres of ethanol per year. "Our ethanol will provide consumers with a fuel that is cleaner and more beneficial to the environment," said GreenField president and CEO Robert Gallant. Some 500 Quebec corn growers will supply the new plant, having invested in it through a representative group called Pro-Ethanol. More information is available on the GreenField Ethanol Web site, www.greenfieldethanol.com.