• "...the bulk of new biofuel production needs to come from advanced biofuels (algae, cellulosic)."

    The International Energy Association
    April 2011
  • "The Saudi assistant petroleum minister had expressed concern that Saudis could be "greened out" of the U.S. fuel market by biofuels like ethanol."

    James Smith
    U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2010.
  • "...this legislation would also ensure progress made to commercialize advanced ethanol technologies utilizing new feedstocks... is accelerated."

    The American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, and the Renewable Fuels Association
    May 2011
  • "...what would happen to US gasoline prices if ethanol production came to an immediate halt. Under a very wide range of parameters, the estimated gasoline price increase would be of historic proportions, ranging from 41% to 92%."

    Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University
    April 2011
  • "Another substitute for oil that holds tremendous promise is renewable biofuels...made from things like switchgrass, wood chips, and biomass."

    President Obama
    March 2011
  • "I'm a big supporter of biofuels. But one of the things that's become clear is, is that we need to accelerate our basic research in ethanol and other biofuels that are made from things like woodchips..."

    President Obama
    July 2011

Engineering, Construction and Technical Partners

Zeton Inc. is one of Woodland's key engineering and construction partners. Zeton is the world's leading designer and builder of innovative lab scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants and small modular commercial plants, and has successfully completed over 700 projects in 35 countries across six continents.Zeton's engineering strength and experience related to lab scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants, and small modular commercial plants are key to delivering successful projects. Zeton's engineering capability includes multi-disciplined process, project, mechanical, control and electrical engineers.


The BioIndustrial Innovation Centre ("BIC") will be the home for Woodland's demonstration plant. The focus of the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre is to help Canada become a globally recognized leader in taking sustainable feedstock, such as agricultural and forestry by-products and wastes, and turning these renewable resources into energy and value-added chemicals for use in applications ranging from construction to automotive parts.

Set up with $15 million in seed funding from the National Centres of Excellence program with renovations partly funded by Ontario's Ministry of Innovation through a $10 million grant, the BIC is designed to help bridge the gap between research and market in chemicals and energy production from biomass. It is located at the Sarnia Lambton Campus of the University of Western Ontario Research Park.

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research ("CAER") has been involved with catalyst testing on behalf of Woodland since 2004. The CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Environmental issues relating to fuel use and coal combustion by-products constitute a major effort, along with the derivation of high added-value materials and chemicals from energy resources. The CAER is a non-academic unit that is staffed by professional scientists and engineers, has extensive interactions with faculty members and students, and provides analytical services for outside organizations.




Thermo Design Engineering, located in Edmonton, Canada, is an equity participant in Woodland and is one of Woodland's key engineering and construction partners. TDE is a leading petrochemical engineering company that has engineered and built more than 250 plants around the world.