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As the first major anchor for the site, GreenField Ethanol is an active partner at the local level. Effort is underway to develop an associated demonstration greenhouse utilizing the waste carbon dioxide and heat from GreenField. In September 2008 Greenfield Ethanol confirmed its intention to serve as ’anchor’ for the site. This major breakthrough paves the way for other tenant commitments.
In December 2009, six final year Commerce students completed a plan for trading solid wood products with East Asia. Brian Barkley assisted the students to make contact with the forest industry in the Ottawa Valley. Three fourth-year Engineering and Applied Science students are working on a TEAM project identifying the best business opportunities utilizing the chemical transformation of woody biomass. Senior scientists with wide industrial experience are guiding them. Thanks to the Faculty of Law’s Business Law Clinic (QBLC) who completed the documentation for incorporation of the OEWC & EIP. We are on the verge of incorporation!
In September, 2009 Frank Noccey, Mark Richardson and Sandra Lawn met with Pierre Lapointe, President of FPInnovations, Hervé Deschênes and Gerald Beaulieu in Québec City. The meeting was productive and the first result has been FPI’s partnering with the EOMF on a proposal for technical guidance. The opportunity for further collaboration is ongoing.
Thanks again to all of our partners and supporters to make this project a reality! In total, $1.4 million dollars from the Township of Edwardsburgh/ Cardinal, EOMF, the Regional Eastern Ontario Development Program, the Grenville County Community Futures Business Corporation, the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture Canada and thousands of dollars of in-kind support from EOMF, IRAP, TAG members, the Township, our academic partners and countless volunteer hours is keeping everything moving.
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