Tag: Alberta

Alberta government gives $1.4B funding for cleantech, low-carbon innovations

Alberta government gives $1.4B funding for cleantech, low-carbon innovations

December 8, 2017 |

In Canada, the government of Alberta is putting $1.4 billion into five categories to create new jobs and reduce carbon pollution over seven years for clean tech innovation projects. The bulk of the funding comes from the Climate Leadership Plan, which recycles carbon levies back into Alberta industries to help them compete and grow their […]

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Alberta launches giant C$1.4 billion “clean energy” push aimed at oilsands with pennies for bioenergy

Alberta launches giant C$1.4 billion “clean energy” push aimed at oilsands with pennies for bioenergy

December 6, 2017 |

In Canada, Alberta announced C$63 million of a C$1.4 billion push for “clean energy” will go towards bioenergy projects including biofuels and renewable electricity, while $440 million will go towards oil sands. Other funded programs include loan guarantees for renewable and energy efficiency projects and funding for innovation to reduce emissions across a range of […]

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TerraVerdae Bioworks, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions hit milestone in scale-up of bioplastic technology 

TerraVerdae Bioworks, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions hit milestone in scale-up of bioplastic technology 

July 30, 2015 |

In Alberta, TerraVerdae BioWorks has reached scale-up of its proprietary technology to a commercial scale, the company said, after completing the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable PHA bioplastics from waste-derived methanol. TerraVerdae uses “green” methanol from, forestry, municipal, agricultural or industrial waste sources, instead of petroleum or sugar-based sources to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate […]

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The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

October 28, 2014 |

As Alberta looks at what might works for them in industrial biotech — Jacobs comes up with a useful take on Renmatix, GTI, LanzaTech, Enerkem, REG and OPX Bio — and 8 rules for getting it done, making it happen. While in Alberta last week, we came across a report commissioned by Alberta Innovates looking […]

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Alberta to house two new hemp fibre plants?

Alberta to house two new hemp fibre plants?

January 27, 2014 |

In Canada, two hemp fibre plants are predicted to develop in Alberta this year, as farmers appear “highly receptive” to the idea of growing hemp for the plants, expected to be operational by 2015. Cylab International is still determining the location of their new $32m plant, which will process hemp fibre into construction materials and […]

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Alberta could supply half of its fuel needs from biomass

Alberta could supply half of its fuel needs from biomass

August 19, 2013 |

In Canada, Alberta could produce half of its fuel needs from biomass resources, thanks to existing cereal and oilseed production as well as some forestry residue, poplar trees, and energy crops. Key will be drop-in fuels rather than biodiesel because of the need for fuels that can handle extreme cold. Using 5% of Canada’s arable […]

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Canada to build oilsands CO2 to biofuels facility

Canada to build oilsands CO2 to biofuels facility

May 13, 2013 |

In Canada, the National Research Council (NRC), Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Pond Biofuels plan to build a $19-million facility in Alberta to convert greenhouse gas emissions from the Canadian oilsands into biofuels. The company will use algae to recycle carbon dioxide emissions from Canadian Natural’s Primrose South oilsands site. The project is expected to […]

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Construction starts at new Alberta ethanol plant

Construction starts at new Alberta ethanol plant

February 1, 2012 |

In Canada, construction at the $50 million grain-based ethanol plant in Hairy Hill, Alberta has begun. When completed, the facility will produce 1MW of electricity from biogas in addition to 40 million liters of ethanol from 110,000 tons of grain. About 120,000 tons of manure will be treated at the biogas facility that will also […]

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ADM to build large biodiesel plant in Alberta

ADM to build large biodiesel plant in Alberta

November 14, 2011 |

In Canada, one of the world’s largest grain processors, Archer Daniels Midland, announced plans to build a 70-million gallon biodiesel plant in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, increasing its North American biodiesel production capacity by 50 percent. The new plant will be located adjacent to the company’s existing canola-crushing facility, which the company is also expanding. The […]

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Flexible Solution sends aspartic acid process to commercial status

Flexible Solution sends aspartic acid process to commercial status

November 9, 2011 |

In Canada, Flexible Solutions announced that their aspartic acid from sugar plant has reached commercial operating status at their Taber Alberta facility.  Flexible stated that the next step is to increase production at the new plant. Production ramp up is expected to take several months given this process is a bio-chemical process as well as […]

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