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LETHBRIDGE: Kyoto Fuels is up and running just outside our city, producing bio-diesel that's now hitting the market.

 

Company President Kelsey Prenevost discussed their progress at a meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA). He explained that bio-diesel dramatically reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and in one year the reductions from the Lethbridge facility will equal pulling 31,500 cars off the road.

 

Prenevost acknowledged the one challenge they're facing, and how they plan on dealing with it, "Bio-fuels are slightly more expensive right now than petroleum based, but that's because we don't produce as much, it's all economy of scales. Kyoto Fuels is a large bio-diesel plant at 66-million litres, but we're talking about billions of litres of diesel production. So we need to get our volumes up in order to compete at that level, and one of the ways we can do that is to look at specific crops."

 

He went on to explain that they are already in contact with some producers to grow those crops, which would ultimately reduce costs for them.

 

On the same point, Prenevost pointed out that there could be big things in store for the industry, "Hopefully at the end of the day we'd look at really strong innovation towards a product called algae, that would reduce the impact dramatically as well as allow us to remove completely from any sort of food versus fuel aspects, and produce a great deal of bio-diesel. If you had a 60-by-60 parcel, you'd be able to supply all of Canadian needs of diesel fuel, all of it."

 

Prenevost did confirm that the algae he's referring to is the same basic plant life you would find on a pond.



Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4/18/2014 10:30:51 AM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News------Photo: Kyoto Fuels President Kelsey Prenevost
 
 
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