Tag: Canada

Iogen’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil comes online

Iogen’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil comes online

December 17, 2014 |

In Canada, Iogen and Raizen announced they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raizen’s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Raizen broke ground on the $100 million “biomass-to-ethanol” expansion just over one year ago. The new facility will convert biomass such as sugar cane bagasse and […]

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University of Guelph researchers cook farm waste to produce biofuels

University of Guelph researchers cook farm waste to produce biofuels

December 17, 2014 |

In Canada, it takes some cooking, but turning farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph. Guelph researchers are studying how to make biofuels from farm waste, especially “wet” waste that is typically difficult to use. They have developed a fairly simple procedure […]

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Natural Resources Canada focused on oil & gas research while ditching biofuels

Natural Resources Canada focused on oil & gas research while ditching biofuels

December 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Natural Resources Canada failed to spend $298.6 million that was budgeted for biofuels, green energy, energy efficiency and technology plans last year, yet somehow spent more than $438 million on programs for oil and gas research and market development, including research on how to clean up spills. Of the total, $113 million went […]

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Great Lakes Biodiesel goes into receivership

Great Lakes Biodiesel goes into receivership

December 11, 2014 |

In Canada, the $50 million Great Lakes Biodiesel in southern Ontario has gone into receivership managed by KPMG along with associated companies Einer Canada and Bioversel Trading. Luxembourg-based Heridge SARL, who was only paid back half of the $20 million loan given to the company to get the facility off the ground, is seeking to […]

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Greasecycle teams with University of British Columbia on UCO

Greasecycle teams with University of British Columbia on UCO

November 18, 2014 |

In Canada, Greasecycle has added the University of British Columbia to its list of used cooking oil suppliers for its biodiesel supply chain, but the university will also get to send its students—already working on biodiesel—to work with the company first hand on research projects. The company already collaborates with three other universities in the […]

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Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

November 13, 2014 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. In this new project partnership, Enerkem will license its exclusive breakthrough technology to convert municipal […]

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Canada’s IGPC Ethanol passes the one billion liter mark

Canada’s IGPC Ethanol passes the one billion liter mark

November 6, 2014 |

In Canada, IGPC Ethanol Inc.’s fuel ethanol facility in Aylmer, ON has now produced over one billion liters of ethanol, a substantial milestone in IGPC’s history. For over six years of operation, IGPC Ethanol Inc. has been a significant contributor to Canada’s domestic supply of ethanol, producing in excess of 170 million liters of corn-based […]

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Canadian researchers looking at toxic sulfite liquor as ethanol feedstock

Canadian researchers looking at toxic sulfite liquor as ethanol feedstock

November 6, 2014 |

In Canada, Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia PhD candidate in biology, is building on the findings of a previous Concordia grad student: Dominic Pinel, who produced a strain of yeast that is resistant to sulfite liquor—the toxic byproduct of the pulp and paper industry—and transforms its sugars into ethanol. Biot-Pelletier is now trying to discover what […]

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Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

October 20, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.  

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Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

October 16, 2014 |

In Canada, Gale’s Gas Bars has debuted E30 gasoline in Ontario. Gale’s has sixteen sites throughout Niagara and E30 will be offered at 143 Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines, beginning October 16, 2014. E30 is a blend of 30 per cent ethanol and 70 per cent petroleum fuel for use in “FlexFuel” vehicles, which are […]

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