Government of Canada Boosts Biofuel based Saskatchewan POS Pilot Plant (Feb 08, 2013)

Government of Canada Boosts Biofuel based Saskatchewan POS Pilot Plant

Government invests in short-path distillation equipment

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The Government of Canada announced on Friday, the investment into a POS Pilot Plant located in Saskatchewan. POS will be the first commercial organization in the country to offer short-path distillation services.

"Our Government is committed to partnering with industry on projects which lead to new product development, business expansion and increased global exports," said Member of Parliament Brad Trost. "This equipment will provide western Canadian companies with unparalleled access to ingredients only available through a short-path distillation process and will mean increased profits for our farmers."

The federal government investment of $911,000 will help POS purchase short-path distillation equipment – which purifies compounds from plant feedstock. After this process occurs, it can then be used in agri-food biofuels.

"Commercial scale short-path distillation equipment in POS is the first of its kind in Canada," says Dr. Rick Green, VP, Technology, at POS Bio-Sciences.

The investment will lead to more opportunities for Canadian companies to be able to develop new products, while creating a value-added process for domestic grains.

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