This refocusing will lead to a smaller development program at Iogen Energy and a loss of 150 jobs.

Shell continues to explore multiple pathways to find a commercial solution for the production of advanced biofuels on an industrial scale, but the company will not pursue the project it has had under development to build a larger scale cellulosic ethanol facility in southern Manitoba.

Iogen Corporation will continue to employ approximately 110 people at its Ottawa headquarters and plans to expand its line of offerings with new technology for the production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels.

Iogen Corporation’s successful industrial enzymes business will not be affected by these changes. The company offers cost-effective solutions to customers in the grain processing, animal feed, pulp and paper and textiles industries.



For journalists and media enquiries only: Reporters and editors may contact Shell Media Relations at or 1-877-850-5023.

Iogen Corporation:

Reporters and editors may contact Lisa Hanke at or 1-613-733-9830.

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