Varennes, Québec

Varennes Biorefinery
3300 Marie-Victorin Blvd
Varennes, Quebec  J3X 0J5






In operation since 2007, our Varennes plant is the first ethanol plant to be built in Quebec. It is a model for water and energy efficiency and produces the lowest carbon intensity ethanol in Canada. Varennes also produces corn oil and distillers’ grain. It has superior logistics capabilities based on proximity to its customer base. The Varennes biorefinery is unique its partnership with the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS), which treats organic waste of local municipalities and turns it into biogas and fertilizers. The Varennes plant uses this biogas in its process facilities. This is reducing its reliance on natural gas and shrinking its carbon footprint.

Commitment to the Highest Standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 45001:2018
  • ISO 50001:2018
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Varennes plant adheres to C-TPAT, the voluntary supply chain security program led by US Customs and Border Protection.

Markets Served

190 000 000 million litresfuel ethanol produced per year
135 000 tonnesdistillers’ grains produced per year
4 000 tonnesCorn Oil produced per year
16.8 million bushelsCorn purchased locally each year

Meet our People

The Varennes distillery employees almost 60 full-time employees who run operations and engage in R&D activities at our demonstration plant. Our employees display a continual commitment to improving performance of the distillery and engaging in active participation for its development.