Ontario pursues next generation of biofuels

The Government of Ontario is providing $7.5 million to help move two biofuel projects to the global marketplace.

The innovative projects represent the next generation of biofuels because
they create energy from agricultural byproducts, such as corn husks and
manure.

Ontario is providing $5 million to support the new Institute for
Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources at the University of Western
Ontario’s (UWO) (http://www.uwo.ca/) experimental field station. The
institute, together with Agri-Therm Limited (http://www.agri-therm.com/), is

working to turn agricultural byproducts into fuel and other chemicals,
including organic insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers.

The second project will take place at Stanton Farms and is expected to
generate green energy from manure and waste water, while cutting greenhouse
gas emissions and odour. Stanton Farms will complete a new biogas
demonstration facility in collaboration with UWO, the University of Guelph
(http://www.uoguelph.ca/), and the University of Waterloo
(http://www.uwaterloo.ca/).

The projects are part of UWO’s Bioproducts Initiative and will help the
province tackle climate change and supply the global demand for more
sustainable biofuels.

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