Jet fuel will be made from wood in White River, Ontario
Rentech Inc. has accepted a wood supply offer from Ontario and has big plans for White River, Ontario.
Rentech is a leading-edge clean-energy solutions company that plans to use its new wood supply to produce approximately 85 million litres annually of low-carbon, biodegradable synthetic jet fuel and approximately 43 million litres annually of renewable naphtha, which can be used to produce biodegradable plastics. The plant will be the first commercial-scale facility of its kind to produce certified renewable jet fuel from wood fibre.
The company’s proposed Olympiad Liquid Fuels Plant would also produce approximately 40 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity from forest biomass.
The wood supply offer is for 1,146,000 cubic metres per year of wood fibre, the largest offer accepted to date through the province’s wood supply competition.
Rentech expects to have the plant completed in 2015.
Source: Government of Ontario