Greenfield Global

Greenfield Global is the leading specialty alcohols producer in Canada, with a focus on corn-based bulk industrial alcohol, packaged alcohol and fuel ethanol, as well as associated agricultural co-products. The Company has a leading market share of industrial alcohol and is also the largest ethanol producer in Canada, with an export business in grain neutral spirits. The Company also manufactures and sells co-products of the alcohol production process, including Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS), Wet Distillers Grains (WDG), corn oil, and carbon dioxide (CO2).

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  • Green products
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Greenfield Global is one of North America’s leading green fuel suppliers. Starting with a single alcohol distillery in 1989, Greenfield, then known as Sunroot LP, grew into the leading specialty alcohols producer in Canada. The Company is focused on corn-based bulk industrial alcohol, packaged alcohol, fuel ethanol, as well as research into the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. Greenfield has a leading market share of industrial alcohol and is also the largest ethanol producer in Canada, with an export business in grain neutral spirits. The Company also manufactures and sells co-products of the alcohol production process, including Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS), Wet Distillers Grains (WDG), Corn Oil, and Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

At the core of Greenfield’s philosophy is a focus on disciplined operations, pioneering innovation, and pride in supplying the highest quality beverage and industrial alcohols, and fuel ethanol. Throughout our company’s history we have provided opportunities and support for farmers and Ontario residents by investing in rural communities surrounding our business locations. This combination has seen the development of both a leading commercial alcohols division and a thriving grain ethanol business. Capitalizing on this track record, Greenfield has invested strategically to develop new generation cellulosic ethanol using a variety of feedstock sources.

The future looks bright for Greenfield. Utilizing our top notch scientists, engineers, and business developers we aim to become Canada’s largest fully integrated biorefiner producing a range of diversified products including isobutanol, plastics, personal care emollients, healthy food additives, and industrial solvents.

Innovation and hard work lie at the core of Greenfield’s philosophy; this results in products of the highest quality, consistently pleasing customers, and creating value for investors. The Company is managed by bold, visionary leaders who are ready to venture into new business opportunities as they arise. As increasing oil prices impact the economy, Greenfield is broadening Canadians’ fuel choices by developing next generation biofuels made from agricultural, forestry and municipal waste. Below are three areas in which Greenfield is venturing into Canada’s bioeconomy.

  • Cellulosic Ethanol Division: A team of researchers, engineers and business developers are advancing biochemical methods of affordably producing cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale. This includes diverting solid waste from landfills to become fuel through next –generation cellulosic ethanol production.
  • Centre of Excellence: Our research and innovation centre is leading technological advancements in corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and “Gen 2” sugars production
  • Advanced biofuels and other bio-based chemicals: We have the Pretreatment Technology Solution to produce commercially sustainable “Gen 2” sugars for advanced biofuels and biochemicals

For more information visit: http://www.gfsa.com/innovation/

Greenfield has spent years (1) working with the government to change regulations for ethanol blended gasoline (against stiff opposition); (2) marketing to gasoline companies on the benefits of blended gasoline; (3) educating and encouraging farmers to grow millions of bushels of additional corn to meet the potential ethanol market; (4) educating lenders and equity investors of projected financial performance; (5) finding qualified engineers and technology providers to design one of the largest distilleries in the world.

Brief Timeline

    • 2014 – Became a gold standard member of Deloitte’s 50 Best Managed Companies
    • 2014 – Partnership with Truly Green Farms (trulygreenfarms.ca) becomes a reality; a project which highlights our commitment to zero-waste and energy efficient facilities
    • 2013 – Private Business Growth Award
    • 2012 – Enerkem and Greenfield announce Quebec’s first waste-to-biofuels facility; 100,000 tonnes of municipal sorted waste from Montréal and surrounding areas will be turned into 40,000,000 litres of biofuels each year
    • 2008 – Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Technology, and Research and Development opens in Chatham, Ontario
    • 2007 – Greenfield opens Quebec’s first ethanol plant; constructed with federal assistance from the Ethanol Expansion program
    • 2006 – Greenfield expands to the US with facilitates in Brookfield and Shelbyville
    • 1998 – Greenfield opens Canada’s first large scale fuel ethanol facility in Chatham, Ontario; making the creation of a new industry
    • 1996 – Canada’s first fuel ethanol supply agreement negotiated between Commercial Alcohols (now GFSA) and a major integrated oil company

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