Methes Energies receives CRFA's New Producer of the Year award

By Methes Energies International Ltd. | December 07, 2012

Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Methes Energies Canada Inc., has received the New Producer of the Year award from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association.

The award was presented to Methes Energies by Tim Haig, Chairman of the Board of the CRFA, at the 9th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit. This year’s event was held Dec. 3-5 in Ottawa, Ontario, and attracted more than 200 professionals from across North America—bringing together individuals from Canada’s leading petroleum, ethanol and biodiesel companies, trade suppliers, government officials and members of the finance and investment industries.

Recently commissioned, Methes Energies’ new Sombra, Ontario, facility has a capacity of 50 MMly (13 MMgy). The facility operates with Methes’ own technology, the Denami 3000, which can produce biodiesel from a wide variety of feedstock.

“These awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of those working in our Canadian renewable fuels industry,” said CRFA President W. Scott Thurlow. “As a new producer of biodiesel in Canada, Methes is helping provide Canadians with the best fuel choices for their transportation needs. After all, the transportation sector accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. Any strategy to address emissions in Canada needs to speak to vehicle emissions—and biodiesel producers like Methes certainly have a vital role to play.”

Vince Megaro, marketing director at Methes Energies Canada, said, “We are pleased and appreciate the recognition. We are proud of our new facility. This award from the CRFA is welcomed and going out to our team members on the ground in Sombra. They have done a great job.”

Founded in 1984, the CRFA works to promote and advance the use of renewable fuels for transportation—to protect our environment by reducing harmful emissions and to grow our economy by creating the good, green-energy jobs of the future. CRFA members and supporting organizations provide Canadians with renewable, clean-burning ethanol and biodiesel, fuels that help fight climate change and combat pollution and smog. At the same time, they are working to develop the next generation of biofuels, which will provide even greater environmental and economic benefits.

Methes Energies International Ltd. is a renewable energy company that offers a variety of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers. Methes also offers biodiesel processors that are unique, truly compact, fully automated state-of-the-art and continuous flow that can run on a wide variety of feedstocks. Methes markets and sells biodiesel fuel produced at its showcase production facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and at its recently commissioned 13 MMgy facility in Sombra, Ontario, to customers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as providing multiple biodiesel fuel solutions to its clientele. Among its services are selling commodities to its network of biodiesel producers, selling their biodiesel production and providing clients with proprietary software to operate and control their processors. Methes also remotely monitors the quality and characteristics of its clients’ production, upgrades and repairs their processors and advises clients on adjusting their processes to use varying feedstock to improve the quality of their biodiesel.

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