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Full Equipment Video from the 2016 Corn Stover Field Trials

Brian Cofell

General Manager, The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative:
November 14, 2017: Brian Cofell, talks about growing farm participation in corn stover harvesting across Southwestern Ontario.

Rich Troyer

CEO of Comet Bio:
November 14, 2017: 
Rich Troyer, CEO of Comet Bio talks about the company's plans for its new plant in Sarnia Ontario and working with farm producers with incentives to harvest corn stover feedstock for the plant.

Jeff Shea

Owner of Shea Farms:
November 14, 2017: 
Jeff Shea, owner of Shea Farms near Watford, Ontario talks about why his farm will participate in fall corn stover harvesting to supply feedstock to the Comet Bio plant in Sarnia. Shea Farms is a member of Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative. Jeff Shea speaks at a harvesting demonstration at his farm in November 2017.

Jim Maw

Vice Chair, The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative:
Southwestern Ontario farmer Jim Maw says harvesting corn stover as part of the supply network for Comet Biorefining's upcoming cellulosic sugar plant in Sarnia makes economic sense for his no-till.

Julia Struyf

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

 Julia explains BIC's role is supporting the farmer-owned Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative. The co-operative is building a corn stover supply network in Southwestern Ontario. Corn stover would provide biomass feedstock for Comet Biorefining's upcoming cellulosic sugar processing plant in Sarnia, Ontario.

Steve Hosking

Senior Product Specialist: AGCO Corporation 

 Steve explains his company's experience with harvesting biomass crops will help Southwestern Ontario farmers efficiently move corn stover off the field. AGCO is working with the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative to build a biomass supply chain for Comet Biorefining's upcoming plant in Sarnia.


Dave Park

President, The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative
Dave explains the benefits of co-op membership to growers across Southwestern Ontario. The CSPC will have ownership in the Comet Biorefining plant scheduled for startup in Sarnia, Ontario in 2018.

John (Jay) Cunningham

Former Business Development Manager, The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative
will be meeting with growers to build membership in the farmer-owned co-op. Members will supply corn stover and wheat straw to the Comet Biorefining plant scheduled for startup in Sarnia in 2018.

Andrew Richard

Chariman and Chief Technology Officer, Comet Bio
Andrew says the value chain link with farms supplying corn stover is critical for startup in 2018 of Comet's new plant in Sarnia. The plant will produce cellulosic sugar for biochemical applications.

Jim Campbell

Secretary and Director of the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative
Jim explains how membership in the closed co-op works. Members will produce the corn stover and wheat straw feedstock for the Comet Biorefining plant which starts up in 2018.

Growers See Opportunity in Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative

Two cash crop farmers in Southwestern Ontario explain what they see as the opportunity provided in becoming members of the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative. They hosted corn stove harvesting field demonstrations for other growers at their farms.

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op Organizes Two Successful Field Demonstrations

The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative organized two successful field demonstrations of corn stover harvesting for Southwestern Ontario growers. Charles Lalonde, biomass project coordinator for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, says town hall meetings will follow.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Helps Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative Build Value Chain

Julia Struyf, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada,
explains BIC's role in helping the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative build its value chain link to end manufacturer Comet Bio.