Ridgetown Campus Receives Federal Funding for Biodiesel Plant

June 20, 2008 - News Release

The University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus is receiving $938,260 from the federal government to develop a functional, farm-scale oilseed processing and biodiesel plant on campus, it was announced today.

The funding is being provided through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food program, which is delivered in Ontario by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

"This is an important component of the research strategy for bio-economy at the University of Guelph," said U of G president Alastair Summerlee. "It is particularly gratifying to have support from the federal government on this initiative."

The project will include a variety of educational and research initiatives aimed at helping develop biofuels technologies.

More information is available on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, Ext. 53338/l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca or Deirdre Healey, 519 824-4120, Ext. 56982/d.healey@exec.uoguelph.ca

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