Cargill to Build New Canola Refinery in Canada

September 20, 2012

The new facility will serve as an advanced site for the efficient production of canola oil for the North American market.

Cargill (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) says it will construct a “world-scale canola refinery” at its canola processing facility in Clavet, Saskatchewan, Canada. The company aims to complete the refinery in time for the 2014-2015 canola harvest.

The new facility will serve as an advanced site for the efficient production of canola oil for the North American market, says Gonzalo Petschen, president of Cargill’s dressing, sauces, and oils division.

“This builds on the original vision of Clavet being an integrated canola processing hub for Cargill and for Saskatchewan,” adds Ken Stone, commercial manager for Cargill grains and oilseeds.

First build it 1996, the Clavet canola crush facility is said to currently be the largest canola processing facility in Canada, capable of processing 1.5 million metric tonnes per year.