Tag: Canada

SBI BioEnergy grants Shell exclusive rights for its biofuel technology

SBI BioEnergy grants Shell exclusive rights for its biofuel technology

July 18, 2017 |

In Canada, Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., and SBI BioEnergy Inc. have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology. Edmonton-based SBI has a patented process that can convert a wide range of waste oils, greases and sustainable vegetable oils into […]

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Suck It Up – Better Method and Materials for Removing Water From Ethanol

Suck It Up – Better Method and Materials for Removing Water From Ethanol

July 15, 2017 |

In Canada, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found a new and cheaper way to separate water from ethanol which could decrease costs for producing biofuel. With traditional distillation methods, some water remains, but researchers solved this problem by using non-toxic modified starch-based materials, like corn and potatoes, that act like selective sponges and don’t require […]

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Canadian researcher develops method to produce methane from cellulosic material faster and cheaper

Canadian researcher develops method to produce methane from cellulosic material faster and cheaper

July 12, 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 […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions secures permit to move demo plant to new location for upscaling

Cielo Waste Solutions secures permit to move demo plant to new location for upscaling

July 10, 2017 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp announced that the Company has received its Development Permit from the MD of Foothills #31. With the Permit now being granted, Cielo is moving forward with relocating its Red Deer demonstration plant to the Company’s High River Property that was acquired earlier this year for C$2.3 million. For the […]

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BIOX sells remaining shares to FP Resources Limited and CFFI Ventures

BIOX sells remaining shares to FP Resources Limited and CFFI Ventures

July 6, 2017 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation announced that the Company has signed a definitive arrangement agreement in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition by FP Resources Limited and CFFI Ventures Inc. through 10293547 Canada Limited, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of CFFI Ventures, of all of the outstanding common shares of the company.  Pursuant to the agreement, […]

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

July 4, 2017 |

By Gerald Kutney, Special to The Digest The 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation arrived on July 1st of this year — it is a time to reflect upon the country’s achievements; this article covers the evolution of the Canadian biofuel industry – including gaseous, liquid and solid biofuels, and biomass power – from 1867 to 2017. The […]

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Shell acquires exclusive rights to SBI BioEnergy’s biofuel technology

Shell acquires exclusive rights to SBI BioEnergy’s biofuel technology

June 28, 2017 |

In Canada, Royal Dutch Shell acquired exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI BioEnergy’s biofuel technology. Edmonton-based SBI has a patented process that can convert a wide range of waste oils, greases and sustainable vegetable oils into lower carbon drop-ins for diesel, jet fuel and gasoline. “SBI has a promising new Canadian biofuels technology,” says […]

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Quebec ups renewable fuel targets, unveils $1.5B clean energy plan

Quebec ups renewable fuel targets, unveils $1.5B clean energy plan

June 27, 2017 |

In Canada, Quebec’s provincial government unveiled its said it will spend $1.5B between now and 2019 to spir clean energy and reduce oil dependency. As a part of the 2017-2020 Action Plan, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand has announced the jurisdiction’s first ever volumetric requirements on renewable fuels (such as ethanol […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada releases most comprehensive study of biofuels use to date

Advanced Biofuels Canada releases most comprehensive study of biofuels use to date

June 22, 2017 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada recently announced the release of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study was conducted by Navius Research and follows a study last year by Clean Energy Canada and Navius Research on 2010-2014 biofuel use in Canada. The study catalogs biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, […]

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Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative recruiting farmer members to supply Comet

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative recruiting farmer members to supply Comet

June 19, 2017 |

In Canada, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative (CSPC) has so far recruited 20% of its 55,000-acre goal to secure the crop residue required for Comet Biorefining’s facility that should be online next year. The Coop has begun a campaign to recruit more members in Lambton County, Huron County, and Chatham-Kent, requiring a one-time investment of […]

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