Tag: Canada

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 licens to US company for $4 million

Methes Energies grants licens 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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Gevo penetrates Canadian market via Isobutanol sales to Brenntag Canada

Gevo penetrates Canadian market via Isobutanol sales to Brenntag Canada

January 14, 2015 |

In Canada, Gevo announced it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc., a member of the Brenntag group companies for distribution into the solvents, oil and gas, mining and specialty chemicals markets. The initial market entry is focused on Canada. Brenntag Canada has purchased truckload quantities of isobutanol from Gevo for distribution […]

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Buyers of bankrupt Canadian biodiesel plant want to bring it back online

Buyers of bankrupt Canadian biodiesel plant want to bring it back online

January 13, 2015 |

In Canada, representatives of Luxembourg-based Heridge SARL expect the paperwork regarding the purchase of Great Lakes Biodiesel to be finalized in the coming weeks rather than months so the work to get the plant back online can go forward. The company is willing to invest more in the viability of the plant but recognizes that […]

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Ontario farmers set up co-op to supply biomass for cellulosic sugar

Ontario farmers set up co-op to supply biomass for cellulosic sugar

January 13, 2015 |

In Canada, a group of Ontario farmers have a plan to convert crop residue into cellulosic sugar to help fuel the province’s bioeconomy. Based in Sarnia, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) will work to develop a market for crop residue materials that can be converted into cellulosic sugar and support the establishment of bioprocessing […]

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Bankrupt Great Lakes Biodiesel to have new owner early next week

Bankrupt Great Lakes Biodiesel to have new owner early next week

January 8, 2015 |

In Canada, KPMG hosted an auction to buy the Great Lakes Biodiesel plant in Ontario currently in receivership but the winner won’t be announced until early next week. The Luxembourg-based company Heridge that forced the company into receivership after failure to pay half of a $20 million loan was the only confirmed bidder, but there […]

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Converde Energy files for patent and prepares biodiesel plant upgrades

Converde Energy files for patent and prepares biodiesel plant upgrades

December 30, 2014 |

In Canada, Converde Energy USA says it continues to concentrate on its coal water slurry to clean liquid fuels and electricity production. Its biodiesel production also plays a significant role in this product. The company filed a patent which was published on December 8th 2014 “Method of separating solids using Bio-oils” PCT application WO 2014/190420 A. […]

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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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