Consolidated Biofuels Corp. Receives Funding for Production of Green Polyols
DELTA, British Columbia — Consolidated Biofuels Corp. has received funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This funding will enable the build-out of a 6000 ton-per-year plant located in Delta, British Columbia. The plant will produce green polyols with a wide variety of uses, including plant-based cosmetics, industrial paints and coatings, and insulation for homes.
The company’s green chemistry division, Meadow Polymers, will market the products.
The company’s President, Dan Treleaven, said, “This funding continues our journey towards a sustainable, renewable and competitive business model that began a decade ago with our biodiesel production facility. The Meadow Polymer Division is a natural extension of this business.”
Professor Jonathan Curtis from the University of Alberta Lipid Chemistry Group said, “We have partnered with Consolidated Biofuels on oilseed lipid-based polyol development for the past five or so years. We are thrilled to see the product of our research and that of Dan Treleaven’s team at Meadow Polymers receive SDTC support towards commercial-scale production. We look forward to working together with them to bring other innovative oleochemicals to market from the new plant.”
Consolidated Biofuels produces and sells high-quality biodiesel that exceeds fuel specifications and is produced from local restaurants’ used cooking oil. Meadow Polymers was created as a division of Consolidated Biofuels to continue research, development and now sales of aligned plant-based chemistries.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada is a foundation created by the Canadian government to advance clean technology innovation in Canada by funding and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises developing and demonstrating clean technology solutions.