The canola oil that may be handled on the PCT site is a food-grade vegetable oil. Canola is a yellow flowering plant, which produces seed-filled pods that are rich in oil. These seeds are crushed and pressed yielding the high-value oil consumed worldwide.
The same on-site technology that is being used to handle liquid ethylene glycol will apply to canola oil. The reduction of ethylene glycol product on site has resulted in the availability of two storage tanks that can used to handle other liquid products.
Canada is the largest canola producer in the world, producing up to 15 per cent of the world’s annual supply and contributing over $13 billion to the Canadian economy.
It is anticipated that PCT will handle up to 750,000 tonnes of canola oil annually, on its way to markets primarily in Asia.