Tag: Canada

Renewable fuel standards seen as key for future of low carbon fuels in Canada

Renewable fuel standards seen as key for future of low carbon fuels in Canada

September 18, 2017 |

In Canada, the government’s existing ethanol blend mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline, while providing market access and economic stability for Canada’s ethanol industry. Maintaining Renewable Fuel Standards can be an integral part of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future, according a new Conference Board of Canada report. […]

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Canadian government to invest up to C$3.7 million to pipe heat and CO2 from ethanol plant to greenhosue

Canadian government to invest up to C$3.7 million to pipe heat and CO2 from ethanol plant to greenhosue

September 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the Government continues to support the agriculture and agri-food industry as it reduces emissions and adopts sustainable practices that lead to more efficient use of water and energy.   Member of Parliament Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to C$3.7 million for two […]

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Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

August 28, 2017 |

When it comes to project action, Go North, young man. Canada’s hot and the technology’s cool. The colder weather might be just around the corner for Canada, but when it comes to the advanced bioeconomy, think Hot Spots. The country is replete with ’em. From projects to process for new fuels, chemicals, materials and wealth creation […]

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Oshawa Port Authority must pay FarmTech C$4.2 million for canceling ethanol project

Oshawa Port Authority must pay FarmTech C$4.2 million for canceling ethanol project

August 22, 2017 |

In Canada, an arbitrator mandated the Oshawa Port Authority pay FarmTech nearly C$4.2 million after it decided to cancel the company’s proposed ethanol plant project following an agreement made in 2012. The local city council as well as environmental groups opposed the project. The arbitration award has thrown the port into the red, seeking ways […]

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Targay launches turnkey 24/7 biodiesel solution

Targay launches turnkey 24/7 biodiesel solution

August 17, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuels marketer Targray has announced the nationwide launch of its turnkey biodiesel solution for the convenience and fuel retailing segment. The announcement comes as increasing freight movement in the U.S. is spurring diesel demand throughout the country. Created following a two-year pilot program and multiple rounds of customer consultations, Targray’s innovative 24/7 biodiesel solution for […]

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University of British Columbia researcher boosts methane production 172%

University of British Columbia researcher boosts methane production 172%

August 16, 2017 |

In Canada, new research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. Starting with materials commonly found in agricultural or forestry waste—including wheat straw, corn husks and Douglas fir bark—she compared traditional fermentation processes with their new technique and […]

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Greenfield Global exploring significant production expansion at Quebec ethanol plant

Greenfield Global exploring significant production expansion at Quebec ethanol plant

August 15, 2017 |

In Canada, Greenfield Global Inc. announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. The first ethanol plant built in Quebec, the Varennes distillery is a model for waste water management and energy efficiency. The plant already produces some of the lowest carbon fuel ethanol in North America and […]

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IGPC undertaking C$120 million expansion to double production

IGPC undertaking C$120 million expansion to double production

August 15, 2017 |

In Canada, IGPC is undertaking a C$120 million expansion of its ethanol plant in Ontario that will double its production capacity to 378 million liters per year, consuming 2,500 metric tons of locally-produced corn per day. The expansion that will come online by November 2018 includes the addition of a co-gen power facility that will […]

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U.S. ethanol exports increase to Canada, big declines to Brazil

U.S. ethanol exports increase to Canada, big declines to Brazil

August 5, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, U.S. ethanol exports totaled 92.7 million gallons (mg) in June, down 22% from May shipments, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Canada and Brazil were again the top destinations for U.S. exports, combining to receive nearly half of total exports in June, although volumes to both destinations fell […]

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Prairie Green Renewable Energy set to break ground in Spring 2018

Prairie Green Renewable Energy set to break ground in Spring 2018

August 3, 2017 |

In Canada, after 10 years of development, the Prairie Green Renewable Energy (PGRE) plant in Saskatchewan is finally set to break ground in the spring with an 18-24 month construction period. Long term financing is being finalized now and most permits have been secured. The 196 million liter per year facility will consume 25 million […]

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