Tag: Canada

University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

March 3, 2015 |

In Canada, biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. With this funding, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), led by Canada Research Chair […]

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Sofinnova Partners leads investment round in Comet Biorefining

Sofinnova Partners leads investment round in Comet Biorefining

February 25, 2015 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining Inc announced the closing of a funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Comet will use the proceeds to complete the design of its commercial facility, expand the team and continue to develop commercial partnerships. Comet has developed a proprietary technology for the conversion of wood, wheat straw, bagasse, corn stover and […]

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Wisconsin ethanol exports increase 18% as Canadian demand increases

Wisconsin ethanol exports increase 18% as Canadian demand increases

February 16, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, ethanol exports have increased 18% according to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. The increases have totaled an export value of over $250 million dollars and have driven Wisconsin’s export totals to an all time high. Exports to Canada, the top buyer of Wisconsin agricultural products, jumped 14 […]

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Canadian government to invest $3.7 million to help install ICM’s FST

Canadian government to invest $3.7 million to help install ICM’s FST

February 10, 2015 |

In Canada, the Government of Canada is making an investment of $3.7 million to help Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative (IGPC) Ethanol Inc. install Canada’s first Fiber Separation Technology(TM) (FST) system to help boost production through operational efficiencies. This investment will enable IGPC Ethanol to have a higher output of ethanol, corn oil and distillers’ grains, […]

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Atlantic Biodiesel takes over former Great Lakes Biodiesel

Atlantic Biodiesel takes over former Great Lakes Biodiesel

February 9, 2015 |

In Canada, Luxembourg-based Heridge has launched a new subsidiary called Atlantic Biodiesel to assume control of the former Great Lakes Biodiesel facility in Dain City. The company had won the 170 million liter facility at auction having already partly funded the project’s development with a loan that was never fully paid.

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance vehemently criticizes WRI report on biofuels

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance vehemently criticizes WRI report on biofuels

February 1, 2015 |

In Canada, a new report from World Resources Institute is under fire from the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance. GRFA is accusing the report of using false data on the environmental and land use impacts of biofuels. According to GRFA, the report claims that “biofuels have increased competition for land and food but fails to show […]

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Canadian ethanol plant shifting away from fuel towards industrial alcohol

Canadian ethanol plant shifting away from fuel towards industrial alcohol

January 29, 2015 |

In Canada, the 200 million liter GreenField ethanol plant in Chatham will produce up to 75% industrial alcohol by the end of the year, moving away from fuel ethanol production, because it says that’s where the market is going. It is targeting high quality pharmaceuticals markets. Currently the facility is undertaking $40 million worth of […]

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Methes Energies grants license to US company for $4 million

Methes Energies grants license to US company for $4 million

January 22, 2015 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International Ltd. announced Jan. 20 that it has granted a U.S.-based entity a nonexclusive license to use Methes’ design and software for a 3,000 liter per hour biodiesel processor to manufacture biodiesel processors for its own projects in the U.S. Methes is to receive a $4 million upfront cash payment and […]

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Purthanol buys 69% of Biocardel Europe and seeks investor for Luxembourg plant

Purthanol buys 69% of Biocardel Europe and seeks investor for Luxembourg plant

January 19, 2015 |

In Canada, Purthanol Resources announced it has acquired 69% control of the holding company Biocardel Europe SA that owns 100% of Biocardel Luxembourg SA in the form of a convertible debenture. Purthanol is seeking a partner, investor and operator for the Luxembourg facility. Biocardel Luxembourg will be a bio-fuel producer with its initial sales expected […]

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Bioenterprise Corporation awarded CAD$2.5 million from Canadian government

Bioenterprise Corporation awarded CAD$2.5 million from Canadian government

January 19, 2015 |

In Canada, the Bioenterprise Corporation has been awarded up to CAD$2.5 million over the next five years for the national expansion of their services from the Canadian government’s Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). “The financial support provided by the Government of Canada through CAIP will allow us to provide commercialization services across Canada to entrepreneurs […]

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