Calgary approves $880m biofuels plant

Green Impact Partners’ rendering of its planned site
The Canadian city of Calgary has approved plans to build a US$880m biofuel plant developed by Green Impact Partners.

The company said the decision followed two years of technical and environmental reviews and engagement with local and indigenous communities.

The carbon negative plant set for a 21ha site in the east of the city will use agricultural waste as its feedstock and pump the resultant methane into a nearby natural gas mainline.

It will also produce 300 million litres of ethanol, and 350,000 tonnes of wet distillers’ grain.

Jesse Douglas, Green Impact Partners’ founder, said he was “extremely proud of our regulatory, engineering and development teams”.

Green Impact said the project will create 800 jobs during construction and 100 direct and indirect jobs during operations.

It will also provide revenue of US$110m a year to surrounding wheat growers.

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