The first Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) Membership Meeting took place today at Dave Parks (President of CSPC) farm operation, Parkland Farms.
Members of CSPC came together for the first time to meet the Co-op's new General Manager, Brian Cofell and to hear about the Co-op's progression and updates from Comet Biorefining.
“The first CSPC membership meeting was a great success, it was a pleasure meeting all the members. I look forward to continuing to grower the membership acre commitments,” stated Brian Cofell, General Manager of CSPC.
(L-R) Rich Troyer, Chief Executive Officer of Comet Biorefining and Brian Cofell, General Manager of CSPC
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CSPC is an Ontario-based farmer’s co-operative that strives to develop new markets for crop residue materials and new business opportunities. By extracting cellulosic sugars from crop residues, farmers can explore new markets without having to compete for land. CSPC wants to establish a market in Ontario that puts a value on corn stover that will generate higher profits per hectare.
About Comet Biorefining:
Comet Biorefining is a leading provider of sustainable, high-quality, cost-competitive cellulosic dextrose technology for applications in renewable biochemicals and biofuels. Comet Biorefining operates a demonstration-scale plant in Rotondella, Italy, owned by ENEA - the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development. In February 2016, Comet Biorefining announced the construction of a 27.2 million kilograms (60 million pounds) per year commercial sugar plant to come online in 2018. The company plans to build, own and operate its own plants and will strategically license its technology to select partners on a worldwide basis to meet the growing demand for bio-based products. For more information, visit www.cometbiorefining.com