Suncor Energy Products announced that its St. Clair Ethanol Plant is now in production. With an expected production volume of 200 million liters (52.8 million gallons US) per year, the St. Clair Ethanol Plant is now the largest ethanol production facility in Canada. (Earlier post.)
The primary feedstock for the C$120-million (US$107 million) plant is corn, and the operation is expected to use 20 million bushels of corn per year.
Suncor has been blending ethanol into its Sunoco-branded gasoline sold since 1996. The company also recently announced that it is supplying the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with a B5 biodiesel blend to fuel the TTC’s fleet of 1,491 buses. (Earlier post.)
Suncor Energy Products is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., a Canadian integrated energy company. Suncor was the first to tap the Canadian oil sands to produce the first commercial barrel of synthetic crude oil in 1967.