Climate Change

Ottawa firm fuels Ferrari F1 Victory (using straw)

An Ottawa high-tech company and an Ottawa-area wheat farmer are celebrating their part in Italy's Ferrari team victory in Sunday's Grand Prix race in the middle eastern Kingdom of Bahrain.

Iogen Corporation produces a type of ethanol in Ottawa, using straw from a farm in Mountain, Ont., just 60 kilometres south of Ottawa. It's that ethanol that was used in the Ferrari cars.