Tag: Canada

China’s Sinobioway invest C$125 million in Enerkem

China’s Sinobioway invest C$125 million in Enerkem

January 22, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem announced it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China […]

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Forge Hydrocarbon’s demo plant set for Q3 instead of H1

Forge Hydrocarbon’s demo plant set for Q3 instead of H1

January 17, 2018 |

In Canada, plans for Forge Hydrocarbon’s demonstration plant have been delayed to Q3 from H1 this year and scaled down to 19 million liters per year from the previously announced 25 million liters per year. The technology is scaling up a process developed at and spun off from the University of Alberta that uses high […]

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Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

Innoltek buys QFI’s Quebecois biodiesel plant

January 15, 2018 |

In Canada, INNOLTEK Inc. announced the acquisition of QFI’s biodiesel assets, a biodiesel production facility with a capacity of 19 million liters per year in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Using recycled cooking oils as feedstock, the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant never reached full production capacity due to market difficulties. Innoltek plans to invest in the facility to improve operating […]

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Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

January 3, 2018 |

In Canada, Ontario corn farmers are excited about the opportunity to supply more corn for the proposed 10% ethanol blending mandate that will see demand increase by about 500 million liters per year. The province’s ethanol facilities are currently running at nearly 100% of installed capacity, meaning expansion and new facilities will be required, and […]

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Amino Labs releases the “Easy-Bake Oven” for biology

Amino Labs releases the “Easy-Bake Oven” for biology

January 2, 2018 |

In Canada, Amino Labs has released its first product – the DNA Playground™ – the “Easy-Bake Oven” for biology. DNA Playground™ is easy to use equipment for exploring the world of genetic engineering. The DNA Playground™ is unlike all other existing lab tools in that it is designed for non-scientists, makers, tinkerers, and students. Its […]

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Canada publishes framework for design of Clean Fuel Standard

Canada publishes framework for design of Clean Fuel Standard

December 14, 2017 |

In Canada, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, moved Canada a step closer to using cleaner fuels, with the release of the regulatory framework outlining the proposed design of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard. The framework will provide the basis for technical discussions and regulations that will require the use of cleaner fuels […]

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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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RICanada launches mythbusting campaign for biofuels

RICanada launches mythbusting campaign for biofuels

December 6, 2017 |

In Canada, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) recently announced the launch of a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed ‘Facts Don’t Lie’, the campaign is designed to educate the public on the role of biofuels in reducing carbon emissions from transportation. The RICanada campaign, which calls for the federal […]

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Canadian company wins $100,000 grant for AI that reads plant stress

Canadian company wins $100,000 grant for AI that reads plant stress

November 30, 2017 |

In Canada, Ecoation Innovative Solutions has developed an artificial intelligence platform that monitors and estimates plant stress by non-invasively tracking biological and chemical processes, helping farmers and biofuel feedstock producers reduce losses. Along with the AI, the system uses a series of sensors as well as an automated apparatus for measuring. The company went out […]

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Ontario announces new biofuel blending mandates for 2020

Ontario announces new biofuel blending mandates for 2020

November 30, 2017 |

In Canada, the government of Ontario announced new initiatives to strengthen the biofuels sector in the province, improve the environmental performance of fuels, and encourage the production of emerging advanced biofuels. Proposed changes to biofuels regulations include increasing the current 5% ethanol mandate to 10% starting in 2020, requiring ethanol sold for compliance to be […]

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