Central Plains Herald-Leader. Shell Canada is considering establishing a cellulosic ethanol plant, based on Iogen technology, in the Portage la Prairie area in the central plains of Manitoba, Canada.
At the current time, there are a number of steps to go through to see whether the project can go ahead. Jeff Gabert, who is the communications representative for Shell based out of Calgary, said the area was considered since there is a good location for straw, which is used in the biofuel production. He added only the unusable part of the straw material would be used in the production.
...An environmental assessment stil needs to be done as part of the steps to see whether the project can go ahead.