NorthernLife.ca – Sudbury,ON,Canada
Biodiesel fuel used in cars like this is made from oil seed crops.
On Friday, Nickel Belt MP Ray Bonin officially announced $1.9 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada towards Topia Energy $3.8 million plant.
The new plant, to be completed by the fall, will create 20 jobs and will become the first tenant in the 112-acre Kingsway Eco-Industrial Park, located beside the Sudbury landfill site.
Mayor David Courtemanche and Topia president Govindh Jayaraman of Ottawa joined Bonin at the site of the new plant to make the announcement.
his signifies a bright future for alternative fuels and the Government of Canada is proud to be part of it. Topia commitment to this project will contribute to a cleaner energy future in Canada,?said Bonin.
The 20 million litre per year plant could generate over $100 million in economic spin-offs for the Sudbury area and for northern Ontario, said Jayaraman.
Biodiesel, derived from oil seed crops like locally grown canola, can be used in its pure form or mixed with petroleum diesel. It is used in diesel engines without requiring modifications.