Cargill opens canola facility in Alberta

by Jeff Gelski
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The plant has the capacity to process more than 1 million tonnes of canola per year.

WINNIPEG, MAN. — Cargill on July 20 celebrated the opening of a canola processing facility in Camrose, Alta. The plant has the capacity to process more than 1 million tonnes of canola per year, said Ken Stone, assistant vice-president of Cargill’s Canadian canola processing business.

The Canola Council of Canada has a goal of producing 25 million tonnes of canola per year by 2025.

“More than half of this will be processed in Canada for markets around the world,” said Patti Miller, president of the Canola Council of Canada, based in Winnipeg. “Cargill’s new plant takes us a step closer to achieving this goal.”

Minneapolis-based Cargill operates 8 businesses across 22 locations in Alberta and has more than 3,000 employees in the Canadian province.
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