Woodland Biofuels receives cellulosic ethanol funding

The government of Canada, through its nonprofit corporation Sustainable Development Technology Canada, awarded Ontario-based Woodland Biofuels Inc. with $9.8 million for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in one of the country's Atlantic coast provinces. The small-scale, modular plant will showcase the company's patented technology for the conversion of wood and agricultural waste to ethanol and energy through three major steps: gasification, catalysis and distillation. A more specific location hadn't been disclosed by press time.