December 18, 2008
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association announced yesterday that with the official opening of the 150 million liter per year Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative (IGPC) ethanol plant that Canada's ethanol production capacity exceeded the 1 billion liters per year mark.
"Today marks a milestone day in the production of renewable fuels in Canada. With IGPC's new plant, Canada now produces over a billion liters of ethanol a year," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "The farmers that own IGPC should be proud of this significant accomplishment. This new plant will help reduce harmful greenhouse gases, grow new jobs in rural Ontario, and help hard-pressed consumers with more choice at the pump. We are growing beyond oil with renewable fuels made-in-Canada."