Ethanol – Ethanol can be produced from any biological feedstock (for example, cereal grains) that contains sugar or materials that can be converted into sugar, such as starch. In Canada, ethanol is currently distilled primarily from grains such as corn and wheat.
WDG – Wet distillers’ grains a will be delivered to the adjacent feedlot (Cattleland Feedyards Ltd) and other nearby feedlots for livestock feed. Not drying the distillers’ grains before sale, something which is only possible because of the carefully chosen location, will prevent the emissions of approximately 22,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Bio-diesel – Bio-diesel is a clean-burning renewable fuel made from soy beans, canola as well as vegetable oil, animal fats or recycled cooking oil. The CR Fuels bio-diesel facility will use Canola to produce bio-diesel
Canola Meal for Animal Feed – Canola meal will be made available to area feedlots and feed manufacturers as a supplemental livestock feed.
Glycerin - CR Fuels will produce high-purity, salt-free glycerin as a byproduct of Axens’ biodiesel production process.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - CO2 will be captured, liquefied, and sold. Oil producers can use CO2 to increase the amount of oil in the ground that can be recovered, extending the economic life of oil wells. The majority (~70%) of the CO2 we sell will ultimately remain sequestered underground, preventing approximately 40,000 tonnes of this greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere.
Carbon Credits - By producing renewable fuels and capturing CO2, CR Fuels will generate a significant volume of carbon offset credits. These carbon credits will valuable to those looking to reduce their own carbon footprint or those required to comply with Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Amendment Act.