New ethanol plant in Ontario (August 01, 2007)

AYLMER, Ontario – Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative of Alymer, Ontario, and its subsidiary IGPC Ethanol, are building a new ethanol plant in Aylmer. The $100-million plant will take 16 months to complete and is being constructed by North America Construction from Morriston, Ontario.

The new operation will annually produce 150 million litres of fuel-grade ethanol, 120,000 tonnes of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles and approximately 90,000 tonnes of marketable carbon dioxide. The plant will also create additional demand for Ontario corn by using approximately 15 million bushels per year which accounts for seven per cent of Ontario’s average annual corn production.

IGPC’s 840 farmers and community members have invested over $45 million to launch the community-owned ethanol plant. The Federal Ethanol Expansion Program contributed $11.9 million to the project and an additional $14 million came from the Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund. The plant will create 35 permanent and many spin-off jobs, and is expected to give Ontario’s Elgin County an economic boost.

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