GREENFIELD GLOBAL ANNOUNCES A 100 MILLION LITRE HIGH PURITY ALCOHOL EXPANSION IN ONTARIO

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GREENFIELD GLOBAL ANNOUNCES A 100 MILLION LITRE HIGH PURITY ALCOHOL EXPANSION IN ONTARIO

November 11, 2020

Greenfield to produce 100 Million Litres per year of US Pharmacopeia Grade (USP) alcohol at its facility in Johnstown, Ontario.
Johnstown, Ontario, October 16, 2020 /[CNW]/ — Greenfield Global Inc., Canada’s largest producer of fuel ethanol, and a global leader in the production high-purity specialty alcohols & solvents, announced today that it will begin producing 100 million litres per year of various grades of high purity alcohols, including USP grade, at its 250 million litre per year ethanol facility in Johnstown, Ontario before the end of 2021.

The global pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for both USP Grade alcohol-based hand sanitizers and surface disinfectants which are used to reduce the spread of infectious disease. In April, Greenfield responded to this unprecedented surge in customer demand and maximized production of high-purity alcohols. However, the growth in demand for Greenfield’s high purity alcohols and solvents, both domestic and abroad, warranted a significant expansion in production capacity.

“Expansion of our Johnstown facility is an exciting milestone for Greenfield, a considerable step forward in our domestic supply capacity, and will greatly enhance our capabilities to serve our customers, including Life Science and pharmaceutical companies that are experiencing unprecedented demand for their products,” said Greenfield President and CEO, Howard Field. “This expansion empowers us to increase our supply of high-purity, USP Grade alcohol and produce additional volumes of the highest quality products serving the Canadian market, as well as our newly opened European packaging facility and hub in Portlaoise, Ireland.”

Greenfield is widely regarded as one of the leading high purity alcohol producers worldwide, with distributors in more than 50 countries, as well as five downstream packaging and blending facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Each year, more than 2,500 customers rely on Greenfield’s 30-year history of quality, consistency, and security of supply. The addition of its 100 million litre high purity alcohol distillation system at the company’s Johnstown plant will be accompanied by significant investments in its finished product storage and segregation tanks, a new GMP laboratory, additional rail capacity, and other enhancements related to securing various food and pharmaceutical grade certifications. Moreover, the addition of this high purity alcohol production capacity in Johnstown will allow for more efficient logistics for many of its customers in North America and Europe.