Tag: Canada

Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

January 9, 2017 |

In Canada, the town of Botwood in Newfoundland may become host to a new C$185 million biofuel plant and sawmill that would produce fuel from the leftover fiber along with fertilizer and animal feed from char and graphene. Newgreen Technologies is currently negotiating with the province after spending the better part of a year negotiating […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

January 5, 2017 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions plans to invest C$7 million to upgrade the mothballed Western Biodiesel facility it recently bought for C$2.3 million in Alberta to its MSW-to-renewable diesel technology by the end of the year. The facility will process 2 metric tons of waste every hour to produce 18,000 liters of renewable diesel, a […]

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Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

January 2, 2017 |

In Canada, a move towards sustainability criteria for food is looking to follow in the footsteps of similar programs for biofuels, especially looking at identifying greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production and establishing guidelines based on reducing those emissions or requiring food to be produced with methods that have emissions lower than a baseline. […]

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Groundbreaking held for Quebecois biogas plant that will supply GreenField Ethanol

Groundbreaking held for Quebecois biogas plant that will supply GreenField Ethanol

December 28, 2016 |

In Canada, officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes on Dec. 19 to break ground for construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d’économie mixte de l’est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). The SEMECS project will facilitate the treatment of organic waste generated by residents of the regional […]

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Canadian community works to ensure ethanol plants never come to their town

Canadian community works to ensure ethanol plants never come to their town

December 8, 2016 |

In Canada, in response to the final decision against development of an ethanol plant at the Port of Oshawa, local authorities and activists are teaming up to ensure that policy is in place to keep potential ethanol development from coming to the community in the future. Authorities are going so far as to take the […]

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Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Fortress Paper Ltd. announced a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch. The Hemicellulose Project will allow the Company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products. Hemicellulose is a cellulosic sugar, which […]

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Vancouver goes for biogas heating but supplies not enough

Vancouver goes for biogas heating but supplies not enough

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Vancouver has approved a new building policy requiring new builds from May 1, 2017 to reduce GHG emissions by 50% and use biogas for heating. Though British Columbia has major opportunities to produce biogas from existing resources, the industry is only likely able to increase production by 10 billion cubic feet per year. […]

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What Does it Take? The experts report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

What Does it Take? The experts report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

November 20, 2016 |

This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling Up Conference and because, to no surprise amongst those who know him well, Jeff has a legion of friends and no more so than in […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to buy Alberta biodiesel refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions to buy Alberta biodiesel refinery

November 16, 2016 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced it has signed a Commercial Purchase Agreement with XR Resources Inc. to purchase a property located in High River, Alberta, on which there is an existing bio-diesel refinery. This multi-feedstock processing plant was built in 2009 for an approximate capex cost of C$10.2 million and was capable of […]

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