Growing Power Hairy Hill

Growing Power Hairy Hill

November 20, 2007 18:30 ET

Growing Power Hairy Hill Turns Sod on Integrated BioRefinery™ Project

HAIRY HILL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - Growing Power Hairy Hill ("GPHH") is developing Canada's first Integrated BioRefinery™, a facility that will produce Green Power, BioFertilizer and Fuel Ethanol. On Friday, November 16, 2007, Growing Power Hairy Hill held an Official Sod-Turning Event to formally kick-off the project.

Attending the event were Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, local MLA and Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing Ray Danyluk, MP Leon Benoit, Two Hills County Reeve Allan Sayler and numerous investors, dignitaries and officials.

Premier Stelmach spoke of the importance of rural economic diversification, value-added agriculture and renewable energy in the province, following MLA Danyluk's announcement of nearly $4 million in provincial funding for the project which is expected to generate significant economic spin-offs.

Growing Power was especially pleased to celebrate the beginning of this project with our investor and grain supplier, Providence Grain Group Inc. of Fort Saskatchewan.

Growing Power General Manager Mike Kotelko said "this event is very important to Growing Power as we develop this first Integrated BioRefinery. We have been working closely with regulatory agencies and permitting is well underway. Our construction plans are being finalized and we are poised to take advantage of an economic window of opportunity for the benefit of our investors, and an environmental opportunity for the benefit of all."

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Above is a diagram view of the GPHH Integrated BioRefinery™. The energy needed for ethanol production is produced in the BioUtility™ from biogas produced in the anaerobic digesters at the IMUS™ facility. Wet distillers grains from the ethanol plant are consumed by cattle at the nearby feedlot. The cattle, in turn, produce manure that is used to generate biogas. This is a marvelously efficient process requiring very little non-renewable energy.

Contact Information

  • Grow-Gen Energy Limited Partnership
    Mike Kotelko
    General Manager
    (780) 768-2466