Greenfield Global investing $75M to produce medical-grade alcohol
October 19, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Greenfield Global, a producer of raw materials and additives for the lower-carbon economy, will invest $75 million at its Johnstown, Ontario facility to produce medical-grade alcohol that will be used in the fight against COVID-19.
The Ontario government is contributing $2.5 million from its Ontario Together Fund in support of the project.
Greenfield will undertake a major upgrade of the Johnstown facility’s distillation technology to produce over 114 million litres, or the equivalent of over 150 million one litre bottles, of specialty medical-grade alcohol annually, which will be used in hand sanitizers and other applications that rely on high-purity alcohol.
The province says the project will help reduce Ontario’s dependency on other jurisdictions as a source of high-grade alcohols and will strengthen the province’s position in PPE production, while creating new jobs.
Through the Ontario Together Fund, the government is delivering investments that will increase the province’s stockpile of Ontario-made products and PPE.