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Ethanol plant proposed for Oshawa Harbour area next to Second Marsh.

Applications have been submitted by FarmTech Energy Corporation (FarmTech) to amend the Oshawa Official Plan and Zoning By-law No. 60-94 to permit an ethanol production facility and related uses on lands south of the Harbour Road allowance and east of Farewell Street. The proposed facility will manufacture ethanol for use as an additive in automobile gasoline. The applicant’s proposal is to use corn as the main ingredient to produce ethanol. However, the applicant has requested that the proposed zoning by-law be flexible to allow other ingredients to be used in the future (e.g. Cellulose).

The subject site is owned by the Oshawa Harbour Commission (OHC). The OHC has provided FarmTech with an exclusive option on the subject site for the purpose of obtaining approvals from the City for an ethanol production facility.

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  EBR - Environmental Registry (Ontario)
EBR Registry Number:

The application has been withdrawn by the proponent.

Proponent: Farmtech Energy Corporation
750 Rossland Road East
Ajax Ontario
Canada L1Z 1T1
Instrument Type: Approval for discharge into the natural environment other than water (i.e. Air) - EPA s. 9
Ministry Reference Number:
Ministry of the Environment
Date Proposal loaded to the Registry:
December 22, 2009
Date Decision loaded to the Registry:
January 19, 2010

This notice was posted on December 22, 2009 for a 45-day comment period.  The comment period has ended early as the proponent has withdrawn the application.

View the Farmtech Proposal

View EBR Decision page

View Comments received by Ministry

Be advised that FarmTech may re-apply to the MOE in the future




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