Canadian producer changes name to reflect marketplace success
The recently announced name change from Milligan Biotech to Milligan Biofuels reflects the company’s progression from tech-leading to market-leading in the Canadian biofuels industry. Milligan Biofuels is now a major supplier of biodiesel as well as a manufacturer of numerous other products made primarily from damaged-grade canola.
Since first commercializing biodiesel production in 2001, Milligan Biofuels has experienced a 700 percent volume demand increase in the domestic biofuels market. To meet increased demand, the recent Foam Lake facility expansion has increased production capacity to more than 20 million liters (5.3 million gallons) of biodiesel per year.
Milligan Biofuels now requires more than 60,000 metric tons of off-grade canola annually to meet production capacity and end-use demand. Now a major consumer, Milligan Biofuels buys damaged and off-grade canola seed from across the entire canola-growing region of Western Canada and the Northern U.S. To facilitate collection, it has secured commodity collection sites at Langham, Saskatchewan, and Killam, Alberta, with additional sites being developed.
Farmers with green, wet, heated or spring-threshed canola can call Milligan Biofuels for competitive market pricing and freight options.
The name change to Milligan Biofuels was unanimously passed at its 2012 annual general meeting.
Milligan Biofuels is a privately held company with main operations in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, regional sales office in Red Deer, Alberta, and corporate office in Calgary, Alberta. The Foam Lake facility officially opened in June 2009 and in 2011 was expanded to increase production capacity to meet the steadily growing customer base and demand for biodiesel and allied products.
Through advanced research and development, the company now offers coproducts such as diesel fuel conditioner, penetrating oil, road dust suppressant, rust inhibitor and an asphalt release agent all created from nonfood-grade canola seed. It also provides high-quality canola meal and feed oil to the animal feed sector.