Sask. group studies project

By | December 01, 2002
Community leaders in the Great Sand Hills area northwest of Swift Current, Sask., Canada, are looking at establishing a CAN$45-million integrated feedlot-ethanol plant. Encouraged by recent government initiatives, the group has hired a firm to conduct a feasibility study.

The push by the provincial government for the development of ethanol-blended fuels, combined with the federal government's ratification of the Kyoto environmental protocol is creating an opportunity for ethanol projects in Saskatchewan.

Already, construction has begun on a CAN$55-million plant at Belle Plaine, west of Regina. That plant, which is expected to open in 2004, is being developed by Broe Companies of Denver.