Situated on 24.4 acres of securely fenced land, monitored by cameras and personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, Permolex Ltd. operates a unique value-added grain fractionation facility located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. The facility is the first of its kind in North America. The plant’s design incorporates leading edge technologies and processes to capitalize on the benefits of integration of three traditionally independent manufacturing processes, namely a flour mill, a gluten plant and an ethanol plant. This unique integration allows the by-products of one process to be utilized as feedstock for the next process.
Our ethanol biorefinery in Red Deer was completed in 1998. Using our food waste, our facility produces high quality fuel grade ethanol that is 66% cleaner than traditional fossil fuel gasoline.
Ethanol has been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions substantially when mixed with gasoline.
The facility produces bakery flour, vital wheat gluten, fuel grade ethanol and livestock feed. It also has the potential to produce higher protein vital wheat gluten and the remaining by-products can be further processed to produce incremental revenue streams.
The milling and processing equipment used within the plant is of a world class standard and was built by experienced designers and contractors, incorporating technology used in facilities in the United States and Europe. In addition, the facility has incorporated a cogeneration power plant to produce all of the electricity and steam required in the various processes allowing us to be off of the provincial power grid.
The basic raw material is food waste, but other starch/sugar bearing components (such as wheat, barley, rye, triticale or corn) can be utilized in the ethanol part of the plant. Three sequential and integrated processes are undertaken to maximize the value of the components in the raw materials. On the basic level, numerous products are produced - bakery and industrial flour, fuel ethanol, vital wheat gluten (for the bakery industry), and various forms of high protein animal feed.
The byproducts of one plant become the feedstock of the next, allowing us to be a zero waste facility!
Our Quality Assurance Laboratory tests all raw, inline and final products to ensure the highest standards and specifications are met.
Permolex operates with a seasoned management team that has substantial industry experience in various directly related businesses and facilities. This management group has identified a unique opportunity to maximize the capability of the existing facility, and to identify and develop significant growth opportunities for the Company as a whole.
Randy Cook – General Manager / Business Manager
Randy Cook is a versatile Agricultural Marketing Executive with 30 years experience in Risk Management in Ag Futures, Retail Sales, Marketing and Truck and Rail Transportation. From 1985 to 1996 Randy helped develop marketing plans for Alberta Wheat Pool, advancing the company into the United States and the Alberta domestic marketplace. Aggressive marketing programs resulted in enhanced market share. In 1997, Randy directed the development and successful execution of organizational positions merging two distinct agricultural companies, utilizing best practices from both, with the mandate of moving the newly created company toward accomplishment of a new mission statement. He was also a member of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange from 1998 to 2001. Randy was instrumental in the development of Nexera oil products with Dow Agro Science into Japan. He worked extensively with a large baker in the United Kingdom, Warburton’s, developing a contracting program with producers expanding to marketing sales in conjunction with the Canadian Wheat Board. Mr. Cook facilitated the development of programs and markets domestically, within North America and internationally. Randy Cook is a results oriented marketing professional who uses proactive management techniques, fine-tuned interpersonal skills, and creativity to accomplish corporate objectives.