Lignol awarded $3.4 million to produce cellulosic ethanol

British Columbia-based Lignol Energy Corp., a technology company in the cellulosic ethanol and biorefining sector, recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd., was awarded $3.4 million to produce cellulosic ethanol and other biochemical products from under-utilized forest resources, including lodgepole pine killed by mountain pine beetle. Premier Gordon Campbell announced the award from the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development at Lignol's facilities in Burnaby, British Columbia, in April. Lignol will use the funding to support production runs at its industrial-scale biorefinery pilot plant utilizing forestry residues indigenous to British Columbia. This will lead to the creation of an engineering design package for a commercial biorefinery within the province.