Suppliers of technical-grade ethanol for use in the production of hand sanitizers and hard-surface disinfectants

The companies listed have been granted temporary authorization by Health Canada to supply technical-grade ethanol for use in the production of hand sanitizers and/or hard-surface disinfectants. Sale or distribution by an unauthorized supplier (not on this list) is not permitted and may be subject to enforcement action. Approved technical-grade ethanol may be used in the production of hand sanitizers or hard-surface disinfectants.

A number of companies have expressed interest in distributing technical-grade ethanol for use in hand sanitizers. Health Canada has developed a process to assess distributors of technical grade ethanol. Authorizations are granted to companies by way of a No Objection Letter once they have fulfilled specific requirements and respected a number of conditions.

The companies listed are not manufacturers of hand sanitizers or hard-surface disinfectants containing technical-grade ethanol. Manufacturers who purchase any of the listed products from these suppliers or from authorized distributors for use in the production of hand sanitizers and/or hard-surface disinfectants must not re-sell or blend the approved technical-grade ethanol.

No hand sanitizer or hard-surface disinfectant containing technical-grade ethanol may be produced or distributed prior to receiving Health Canada’s approval. A No Objection Letter will be issued to manufacturers or distributors once the requested information has been reviewed and approved, at which time the production and distribution of the product may commence.

Technical grade ethanol producer Technical grade ethanol product name Company contact information Company address Authorized to produce until Authorized to produce since Intended use
(H/C/R) Footnote *
Greenfield Global Inc. JT200 TechGradeEnquiries@greenfield.com 6985 Financial Drive, Suite 501, Mississauga, ON L5N 0G3 2020-10-31 2020-04-06 H/C/R
Greenfield Global Inc. VR200 TechGradeEnquiries@greenfield.com 6985 Financial Drive, Suite 501, Mississauga, ON L5N 0G3 2020-10-31 2020-04-20 H/C/R
Kawartha Ethanol Inc. KE100 info@kawarthaethanol.ca 6830 Highway #7 Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 2020-10-31 2020-04-28 H/C/R
Pound Maker Agventures Ltd. Ethanol - 2020T QCEthanol@pound-maker.ca Box 519 / NW24-33-21-W2, Lanigan, SK, S0K 2M0 2020-10-31 2020-04-27 H/C/R
Western New York Energy LLC Western NY Energy 200 info@wnyenergy.com 4141 Bates Rd. P.O. Box 191 Medina, New York 14103 2020-10-31 2020-04-27 H/C/R
Badger State Ethanol BSE 190Proof Ethyl Alcohol alcohol@badgerstateethanol.com 820 West 17th Street, Monroe, WI 53566 2020-10-31 2020-05-14 H/C/R
Quad County Corn Processors Coop QCCP200 info@quad-county.com 6059 159th St
Galva, IA 51020
2020-10-31 2020-06-05 H/C/R
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H = Healthcare system, C = Commercial, R = Retail.

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Note 1: Permolex Ltd. was an approved technical grade ethanol producer between May 1, 2020 and June 8, 2020. Since June 8, 2020, Permolex Ltd. is recognized as a producer of FCC (Food Chemicals Codex)-grade ethanol. Hand sanitizers manufactured with ethanol produced by Permolex Ltd. prior to June 8, 2020 must observe risk statements for technical grade ethanol, in addition to labelling requirements set out by the Antiseptic Skin Cleanser Monograph. Hand sanitizers manufactured with ethanol produced by Permolex Ltd. on or after June 8, 2020 do not require additional risk statements for technical grade ethanol.

Note 2: Hand sanitizers made with technical-grade ethanol can be identified with the following on their labels:

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