A pioneer in the production and marketing of ethanol, Husky Energy has been working with Western Canadian grain producers for close to 30 years. Husky opened Western Canada’s first commercial ethanol plant in Minnedosa, Manitoba, and created the market for ethanol-blended gasoline by introducing “Mother Nature’s Fuel” at Husky and Mohawk retail outlets.
Today, Husky Energy is Western Canada’s largest consumer of feed wheat and corn, consuming up to 700,000 tonnes annually, and the region’s largest producer and marketer of ethanol and dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS).
Husky's plants are located in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, and Minnedosa, Manitoba. Each plant uses state-of-the-art technology and has a throughput capacity of 130 million litres annually, giving Husky a total production capacity of 260 million litres of ethanol and 260,000 tonnes of DDGS annually.
Producers who sell feed wheat and corn to Husky Energy know that they will be offered competitive spot and deferred market prices. For more than 30 years, Husky has been dealing directly with producers selling to its Minnedosa Ethanol Plant. Since commissioning the Lloydminster plant in 2006, Husky is working to establish mutually rewarding business relationships with producers in western Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta.
In June 2005, Husky donated $1 million to the University of Manitoba to establish the Husky Biofuel Research Chair. In 2008, Husky made a further contribution of $1.6 million over five years to continue the Chair’s research which focuses on developing high-yield, disease-resistant winter wheat varieties and maximizing efficiency in biofuel production.
For information about Mother’s Nature’s Fuel and Husky’s retail fuel network visit www.myhusky.ca