Tag: Canada

Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

June 23, 2016 |

In Canada, researchers from the University of Calgary co-founded the startup Solar Biocells which uses an entirely new concept for the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into biomass in a innovation for the production of renewable, clean energy. Solar Biocells uses micro-organisms, like algae or cyanobacteria, which naturally process energy from sunlight and take up CO2 […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

June 20, 2016 |

In Canada, Hamilton, Ontario-based biodiesel producer Biox Corp. announced it has acquired a 13.2 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, from Methes Energies Canada Inc. for $4.5 million. The Sombra facility is located on a 21-acre facility near Sarnia, Ontario, with excellent logistics, including on-site rail. Originally constructed in 2009, the facility […]

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Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation developing 500kW gasification project in Ontario

Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation developing 500kW gasification project in Ontario

May 31, 2016 |

In Canada, Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation in seeking permission to build a 500kW gasification plant in Orangeville, Ontario. The power will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program and produced from wood waste, grasses and agricultural byproducts. Excess heat will be used to produce hot water and biochar will be […]

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Agrisoma doesn’t yet need Plains farmers to producer carinata

Agrisoma doesn’t yet need Plains farmers to producer carinata

May 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Agrisoma is able to supply European demand for carinata oil as a feedstock for HVO through farmer contracts in the Southeastern US but it doesn’t yet need to scale up to Western Canada, North Dakota or Montana this as demand hasn’t picked up enough. The company is also talking to farmers in Brazil […]

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FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque team on wood biodiesel project

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque team on wood biodiesel project

May 25, 2016 |

In Canada, FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) are proud to announce the signing of a collaborative agreement, the main purpose of which is to lead to the installation of a biorefinery facility supplied with forest residues. The agreement has an initial term of four years and consists of three phases. The first phase includes […]

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University of Guelph researchers accidently double plant growth through genetic tweak

University of Guelph researchers accidently double plant growth through genetic tweak

May 18, 2016 |

In Canada, an almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s growth and increased seed production by more than 400 per cent. The team studied Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant often used […]

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Air Canada to launch Biojet Supply Chain Initiative at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Air Canada to launch Biojet Supply Chain Initiative at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

May 10, 2016 |

In Canada, Air Canada announced Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) will be held at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. It is a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system. The biojet used in this project will be sourced from commercially available, certifiably sustainable […]

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Ontario’s ethanol producers fund may not be renewed in 2017

Ontario’s ethanol producers fund may not be renewed in 2017

May 5, 2016 |

In Canada, ahead of next year’s expiry of Ontario’s C$520 million Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund for producers, the subsidy scheme is coming under scrutiny due to allegations that the largest corporate donor to the province’s liberal party has received C$160 million in ethanol subsidies since 2007 when the fund first came online. The province’s premier recognizes […]

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WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

April 25, 2016 |

In Canada, WestJet announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada. The location and proximity of Drayton Valley can help solve many of the challenges that face the development of the biofuel – namely finding an efficient and economical way of […]

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