Woodland's demonstration plant is an integrated end-to-end biomass-to-ethanol operation. The plant is located in Sarnia, Ontario at the Bio Industrial Innovation Centre. Construction is complete and operations are underway. The plant has successfully produced ethanol from waste biomass. Equally important, plant operations confirm that Woodland is the low cost producer of automotive fuel globally.
Operation of the demonstration plant has achieved a number of objectives:
- Confirmed targeted operating metrics, including industry leading low cost of production;
- Tested various forms of feedstock; and
- Optimized plant performance for the purpose of commercial plant operations.
In designing, fabricating and constructing the plant Woodland worked alongside Zeton Inc. Zeton is widely regarded as the world's leading pilot/demonstration plant engineering firm. The plant was designed to provide logical scaling, from both an engineering and economic perspective, to our commercial plants.
Commercial Plant Strategy
Woodland has a two-pronged business model:
- Build/own/operate and
- Licensing to established operating partners.
This dual approach is intended to facilitate the accelerated adoption of Woodland's cellulosic ethanol technology.
Woodland already partners with some of the world’s leading companies, and we are very open to talking with new potential partners. Strategically important areas include: feedstock partners (forestry waste, agricultural waste, municipal waste), distribution partners (primarily the petrochemical industry), and technology implementation partners (engineering, fabrication, equipment suppliers, etc.).
The commercial site selection process is primarily driven by fibre availability, cost and stability. We have the ability to use a wide variety of feedstocks, making it possible to locate almost anywhere sufficient biomass is available.