Canada firm gets approval to build ethanol refinery near Toronto

10 August 2012 14:47  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--A Canadian federal agency has approved the construction of a 210m litre/year ethanol refinery at Oshawa, east of Toronto, officials said on Friday.

Construction of the Canadian dollar $185m ($185m) refinery, by FarmTech Energy, is expected to begin later this summer. After expected completion in 2014, the plant would process corn grown by farmers in Ontario.

However, Oshawa’s mayor, John Henry, said the city is opposed to the plant because it would be built near environmentally sensitive wetland on the shoreline of Lake Ontario.

Henry said that Canada's federal Canada Port Authority gave its approval for the plant without responding to concerns raised during the project’s environmental assessment process.

($1.00 = C$1.00)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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