Ridgetown’s biodiesel plant shows the way

Launched last spring, the plant has a capacity of 800,000-1,000,000 litres and is intended to serve as a model for interested producers


Art Schaafsma has real tractor-seat experience when it comes to biodiesel.
Schaafsma, a professor in the department of plant agriculture and director of the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph, burned 100 per cent biodiesel on his farm last summer, using product produced at the college’s Centre for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability.

Better Farming - February 2011