Barley and peas to fuel ethanol plant

Proposed facility near Clavet, Sask., would boost the barley sector and provide a feed byproduct for livestock producers

Saskatchewan barley and pea growers could soon have a big new customer for their crops. Developers are putting the finishing touches on a plan to build a $325 million ethanol plant near Saskatoon that will use those two crops as its primary feedstock. Prairie Green Renewable Energy (PGRE) would be the biggest ethanol plant in […] Read more

Irrigator plans to run pivots with solar

GRASSY LAKE, Alta. — Alberta’s first solar-operated irrigation pivot will start making its rounds this spring as soon as water starts flowing in canals. The 136.4 kilowatt solar array was installed at Merlinds Farms Ltd., operated by brothers Cory and Lindsay Nelson, in November, so they have yet to see how it functions in terms […] Read more

Wind turbine project rejected

A wind power project near Chaplin, Sask., will not go ahead in its proposed location. Environment minister Scott Moe announced Sept. 19 that the potential impacts on migratory birds were too great and for that reason he could not approve it. The $355 million project was planned for an area north of Chaplin. Chaplin Lake, […] Read more

Sask. renewable energy project going public

Residents in the Swift Current, Sask., area will get their first official look next week at plans for a $90 million wind and solar renewable energy project. SaskWind hopes the community will be impressed enough during Monday’s public meeting to take ownership of the project. James Glennie, president of SaskWind, said the company has been […] Read more