Hairy Hill, Alberta. June 8, 2007
Highmark Renewables Inc. and Highland Feeders Ltd. are pleased to announce the proposed development of an integrated Integrated BioRefinery™ to be located near Hairy Hill, Alberta
Highmark Renewables is an innovation-based renewable energy company, now in its third year of operations of one of North America’s largest anaerobic digesters located at the proposed Integrated BioRefinery™ site. Highland Feeders is amongst Canada’s largest feedlot operations and has received several awards for industry leadership and environmental practices. Highland has worked in a strategic alliance with Highmark for the past several years.
The Integrated BioRefinery™ is a closed-loop system that produces green energy and fuel ethanol through an innovative, synergistic process. Traditional ethanol production requires large amounts of natural gas, coal, or other non-renewable energy as a fuel source. As a major innovation, the Integrated BioRefinery™ will use renewable energy from Highmark Renewables’ anaerobic digesters as the primary source of energy—ethanol produced in this manner will have a much more positive energy balance than traditionally produced ethanol. The Integrated BioRefinery™ will produce 40 Million Litres of fuel ethanol annually, and export up to 1.2MW of green electrical power to the Alberta power grid. Additionally, the Biorefinery will generate annual Greenhouse Gas emissions reductions estimated at 75,000 tonnes. This is an environmental win for our community!
The Integrated BioRefiney is a new business known as GP Hairy Hill, and has already garnered a significant amount of investment, much of it from agricultural producers. Providence Grain Group (PGG) of Fort Saskatchewan, a producer-owned and controlled grain company, is a major investor in the GP Hairy Hill Integrated BioRefinery™. PGG will be the grain procurement managers for the Integrated BioRefinery™, responsible for procuring 110,000 tonnes per year of the high-starch wheat most suitable for ethanol production.
Grain producers who wish to invest in the project can do so by accessing an exciting investment opportunity through PGG that includes a Premium Preferred Delivery Contract linking producers to the down-stream benefits of the Integrated BioRefinery™; producers are encouraged to visit www.providencegrain.ca for more information about producer investment opportunities.
Highmark Renewables, Highland Feeders, and GP Hairy Hill invite you to join us for an open house focusing on the GP Hairy Hill Integrated BioRefinery™ on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Hairy Hill Hall.
For more information, contact:
Mike Kotelko, General Manager GP Hairy Hill at (780) 768-2466 or visit www.highmark.ca