Bio-fuel Production Suncor doubles Bio-fuel Production Capacity at St. Clair Ethanol Plant
Sarina (ON), Canada – Suncor Energy has recognized the completed expansion of its St. Clair Ethanol Plant at an event held on site in the Sarnia–Lambton region. The completion of this project has since doubled the plant’s bio-fuel production capacity from 200 to 400 million litres of ethanol per year.
“The St. Clair Ethanol Plant is the platform for growth of Suncor’s bio-fuels portfolio, and our successful expansion of the plant‘s capacity not only reinforces our commitment to increasing renewable energy options in Canada but builds on the strength of our relationship with the St. Clair Township and the Sarnia-Lambton Region,” said Jim Provias, vice-president, Renewable Energy.
Government representatives joined Suncor executives and local stakeholders at the event recognizing the completion of the CAD 120million expansion project. The expansion created approximately 250 construction jobs and the plant now supports 63 full time office and operating staff. The St. Clair base plant opened in June 2006. The St. Clair Ethanol Plant has a current production capacity of 400 million litres per year. The plant currently uses 40 million bushels of corn annually, approximately 20 per cent of Ontario’s annual corn crop.