Tag: Canada

Greasecycle teams with University of British Columbia on UCO

Greasecycle teams with University of British Columbia on UCO

November 18, 2014 |

In Canada, Greasecycle has added the University of British Columbia to its list of used cooking oil suppliers for its biodiesel supply chain, but the university will also get to send its students—already working on biodiesel—to work with the company first hand on research projects. The company already collaborates with three other universities in the […]

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Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

November 13, 2014 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. In this new project partnership, Enerkem will license its exclusive breakthrough technology to convert municipal […]

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Canada’s IGPC Ethanol passes the one billion liter mark

Canada’s IGPC Ethanol passes the one billion liter mark

November 6, 2014 |

In Canada, IGPC Ethanol Inc.’s fuel ethanol facility in Aylmer, ON has now produced over one billion liters of ethanol, a substantial milestone in IGPC’s history. For over six years of operation, IGPC Ethanol Inc. has been a significant contributor to Canada’s domestic supply of ethanol, producing in excess of 170 million liters of corn-based […]

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Canadian researchers looking at toxic sulfite liquor as ethanol feedstock

Canadian researchers looking at toxic sulfite liquor as ethanol feedstock

November 6, 2014 |

In Canada, Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia PhD candidate in biology, is building on the findings of a previous Concordia grad student: Dominic Pinel, who produced a strain of yeast that is resistant to sulfite liquor—the toxic byproduct of the pulp and paper industry—and transforms its sugars into ethanol. Biot-Pelletier is now trying to discover what […]

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Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

October 20, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.  

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Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

October 16, 2014 |

In Canada, Gale’s Gas Bars has debuted E30 gasoline in Ontario. Gale’s has sixteen sites throughout Niagara and E30 will be offered at 143 Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines, beginning October 16, 2014. E30 is a blend of 30 per cent ethanol and 70 per cent petroleum fuel for use in “FlexFuel” vehicles, which are […]

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Syncrude appeals case to bow out of biodiesel blending mandate

Syncrude appeals case to bow out of biodiesel blending mandate

October 7, 2014 |

In Canada, Syncrude has appealed a court case it lost earlier this summer intending to circumvent the national 2% biodiesel blending mandate. It argues that to transport biodiesel to northern Alberta where the company produces bitumen from tar sands in order to blend with the diesel it consumes in machinery creates more GHG emissions than […]

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Agrisoma Biosciences closes $8 million in Series A funding

Agrisoma Biosciences closes $8 million in Series A funding

September 29, 2014 |

In Canada, Agrisoma Biosciences announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. The funding round was led by Cycle Capital Management and included participation of BDC Venture Capital, one of Agrisoma’s current equity investors. The funding is in support of Agrisoma’s further commercialization of Resonance® Carinata, […]

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Cellufuel plans to start woodwaste-to-fuel pilot in Nova Scotia by March

Cellufuel plans to start woodwaste-to-fuel pilot in Nova Scotia by March

September 18, 2014 |

In Canada, Cellufuel expects to receive equipment from Europe in January to start building its woodwaste-to-fuel pilot project in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The facility should then be up by February or March with plans to develop a commercial-scale facility in the town of Clare once 2,000 hours of operating time at the pilot site works […]

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Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Solarvest BioEnergy has signed agreements with two unamed EU contract production facilities. These facilities will implement Solarvest’s proprietary production process and algae strains to produce high value Omega-3′s to Solarvest’s specifications. The first facility has commenced production of high-DHA product samples that will be suitable for formulation and testing by prospective customers in […]

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