Cargill today announced plans to construct a world scale canola refinery at its Clavet, Saskatchewan, canola processing facility. The refinery is expected to be completed in time for the 2014-15 canola harvest.
"This builds on the original vision of Clavet being an integrated canola processing hub for Cargill and for Saskatchewan," said Ken Stone, commercial manager, Cargill Grains and Oilseeds. This significant investment in the canola business reflects our commitment to the province and the canola producers of Saskatchewan. "This ensures our ability to provide value to our growers and our oil customers in the years ahead," adds Stone.
The Clavet canola crush facility was first built in 1996 and later expanded in 2009. It currently is the largest canola processing facility in Canada and capable of processing 1.5 million metric tonnes per year serving the canola growers of Saskatchewan- Canada's largest canola producing province.
This latest investment by Cargill complements the Cargill specialty canola research facility in Aberdeen and the Cargill AgHorizon farm service centres throughout the Province.