Energy company Shell Canada plans to build a new CAN$12-million (7.6 million) ethanol blending and storage system at its Burnaby terminal.
The system will help meet biofuel guidelines set by the provincial and federal governments. Both governments require that petrol contains 5% renewable products by 2010.
The new blending system will also allow the site to receive and store the fuel and blend up to 10% ethanol into regular unleaded gasoline.
Shell has operated the Burmount Terminal – 2751 Underhill Ave. – since 1957. The facility handles petrol, diesel and jet fuel and includes a pipeline to Vancouver International Airport.
The company plans to demolish a warehouse on the site to make way for the new ethanol tank levee on the south side of the terminal.
Tanker trunks will deliver ethanol to the site three times a day. The company plans to begin construction in Q3 2008 and finish by September 2009.