The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced the 2009 Green Fuels Award Recipients. The awards honor pioneers in the development and commercialization of low carbon renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel in Canada. The awards were presented at the recent 6th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels summit in Vancouver.
The New Producer Award 2009 went to
-North West Bio-Energy, which started producing ethanol at the farmer owned 25 million litre North West Terminal in Saskatchewan. The plant will also produce 71 tonnes of distillers grain for feed per day.
-Bio-Diésel Québec Inc., which started producing biodiesel in their 10 million-litre-a-year facility in St-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec.
-Milligan Bio-Tech Inc., which started producing canola bio-diesel at their 25 million-litre-a-year facility in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan.
The Fuel Change Award 2009 For Achievement in Promoting the Use of Renewable Fuels in Canada was awarded to Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a leader in the commercialization and use of biodiesel in Canada. Maple Leaf’s Rothsay biodiesel subsidiary is producing biodiesel by converting animal fats and recycled cooking oil into a “green” alternative fuel that, reduces harmful greenhouse gases, and can be used in all diesel engines today.
The Green Fuels Industry Award 2009 For Outstanding Dedication to the Advancement of Renewable Fuels in Canada was awarded to Mark Stumborg, an engineer at Agriculture Canada’s Swift Current Research Centre played a critical leadership role in formative years of ethanol and biodiesel in Canada.