Tag: Canada

PWC expects to sell NorAmera and Weyborn ethanol plant by the end of January

PWC expects to sell NorAmera and Weyborn ethanol plant by the end of January

December 29, 2015 |

In Canada, PriceWaterhouseCoopers has been appointed by the Court of Queen’s Bench as receivers of NorAmera BioEnergy and NorAmera Technologies who own the NorAmera ethanol plant in Weyborn. The 25 million liter per year wheat-based ethanol facility was mothballed in May after falling gas prices and the end of both provincial and national blenders credits […]

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Canadian canola seen one-upping German counterpart adding more carbon to the soil

Canadian canola seen one-upping German counterpart adding more carbon to the soil

December 28, 2015 |

In Canada, canola adds 35kg of carbon to the soil for every acre grown which will significantly help its lifecycle analysis for markets where the carbon in biofuel feedstock is counted, such as the European Union. The calculation takes into consideration rotation between perennial and annual crops, no tillage production methods and reduced fallow areas. […]

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McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

December 16, 2015 |

In Canada, researchers from McGill University have devised a strategy where seafood waste is pretreated by enzymatic hydrolysis for subsequent hydrothermal carbonization to produce hydrochar and biocrude liquor. Enzyme hydrolysis conditions including enzyme concentration, incubation time, and enzyme ratios were carefully optimized for maximal hydrolysis of seafood waste. By using an enzyme cocktail of Viscozyme, […]

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Cellufuel to spend next year analyzing market potential for its wood fiber-based fuel

Cellufuel to spend next year analyzing market potential for its wood fiber-based fuel

December 14, 2015 |

In Canada, Cellufuel has brought its pilot plant online in the former Bowater Mersey paper plant in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, producing what it says is the world’s first carbon neutral fuel using low value wood fiber from a nearby lumberyard. The fuel is meant for heating and transportation use in the local market. Though the […]

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Canadian Bioeconomy Summit synopsis released: free download

Canadian Bioeconomy Summit synopsis released: free download

December 13, 2015 |

In Canada, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association released a 16-page synopsis of more than a dozen addresses at the recent Canadian Bioeconomy Summit. The synopsis team was led by Dr. Jack Saddler, and can be downloaded here.  

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British Columbia wants Alberta and Saskatchewan to join Low Carbon Fuel Standard

British Columbia wants Alberta and Saskatchewan to join Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 8, 2015 |

In Canada, British Columbia’s Energy and Mines Minister has challenged Alberta and other provinces to follow its lead on low carbon fuels in response to other COP 21 pledges that focus on GHG emissions reductions that don’t tackle fuel. The province introduced a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in 2008 mandating a minimum of 5% renewable […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like BioYule in Canada

It’s beginning to look a lot like BioYule in Canada

December 7, 2015 |

Patiently, assuredly, one cluster at a time, Canada has amassed a potent armory of renewable fuel and biobased technologies, people and clusters of activity. Where’s it going? The Digest looks at a whole slew of workshops north of the border and south of the North Pole. In Vancouver last week, it fell to established industry sage […]

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Export Development Canada prices new US$300 million 1.25% Fixed Rate Green Bond

Export Development Canada prices new US$300 million 1.25% Fixed Rate Green Bond

December 3, 2015 |

In Canada, Export Development Canada (EDC) has priced a new US$300 million 1.25% Fixed Rate Green Bond due December 10, 2018. The lead underwriters were BofA Merrill Lynch, Crédit Agricole CIB and Morgan Stanley. This new bond reflects EDC’s ongoing commitment to developing the Green Bond market. This offering is scheduled to close on December […]

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance calls on countries to support biofuels at COP21

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance calls on countries to support biofuels at COP21

December 3, 2015 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has called upon world leaders participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to fight climate change. So far, 36 countries have already recognized the opportunity presented by biofuels in reducing GHG emissions and combating climate […]

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Boeing launches Canadian aviation biofuel project using forest waste

Boeing launches Canadian aviation biofuel project using forest waste

December 2, 2015 |

In Canada, Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. Canada, which has extensive sustainably certified forests, has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets that are […]

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