October 10, 2008
For immediate release
OCPA stays the course on ethanol
GUELPH, ON –Despite news last month that the Ontario government has reconsidered its decision to raise ethanol content in gasoline to 10 per cent by 2010, Ontario Corn Producers Association (OCPA) remains committed to working with the Provincial government to set and achieve higher targets as the industry continues to evolve.
“We recognize that there have been some challenges achieving the five per cent ethanol blend targets and we accept the Province’s decision at this time,” says Don Kenny, an OCPA director. “But OCPA is not backing off on our support for Ontario’s ethanol industry. We are very committed to working with the government to increase targets at a more acceptable timeline that will continue to allow growth in this very important market for corn farmers.”
OCPA has been working with the Provincial government on development of a viable and innovative ethanol industry for more than two decades.
“We are grateful for the Province’s support for ethanol and in ensuring the commitment for five per cent ethanol has been met,” says Kenny. “Ontario corn farmers are proud to play a role in making significant contributions to the emerging biofuels industry in this innovative, green economy.”
Contact: Don Kenny, OCPA (613) 314-2654
100 Stone Road West, Suite 201., Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3 TELEPHONE (519) 837-1660 FAX (519) 837-1674; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.ontariocorn.org