Tag: Canada

CHAR successfully commission biocarbon production facility

CHAR successfully commission biocarbon production facility

October 22, 2018 |

In Canada, CHAR Technologies Ltd. announced it has successfully commissioned its biocarbon production facility. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal “SulfaCHAR” and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) “CleanFyre.”  At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing up to 5 tons per day of biocarbon. The completion of commissioning is the next […]

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada partners with Italian green chemistry cluster

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada partners with Italian green chemistry cluster

October 4, 2018 |

In Canada, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and the Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth (SPRING) have signed a memorandum of understanding. The Italian Technology Cluster of Green Chemistry (SPRING) is a non-profit association founded by the initiative of four founding members: Biochemtex, Novamont, Versalis and Federchimica, the Italian Federation of Chemical industry. […]

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No damage to Logistec biofuel plant after wood pellet fire

No damage to Logistec biofuel plant after wood pellet fire

September 25, 2018 |

In Canada, a large smoldering pile of wood pellets in a Logistec warehouse in Brunswick is now under control after the local fire department was called at about 10pm Monday night. The wood pellets in the center of the pile “spontaneously combusted” according to Fire Chief Randy Mobley who also told The Brunswick News that […]

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Mascoma and NextFerm team up on yeast innovations for biofuels

Mascoma and NextFerm team up on yeast innovations for biofuels

September 24, 2018 |

In Canada, Mascoma LLC, a subsidiary of Lallemand Inc., and NextFerm Technologies signed a commercial joint development agreement to expand collaboration into the biofuels category. NextFerm is an Israeli biotech company that produces fermentation-derived ingredients for global food and feed industries. Elzaphan Hotamm VP Global Marketing for NextFerm Technologies told FoodIngredientsFirst, “We are about to […]

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Enerkem produces bio-DME from MSW

Enerkem produces bio-DME from MSW

September 11, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced that it has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could help address global climate change efficiently by replacing the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada lines out benefits of Clean Fuel Standard

Advanced Biofuels Canada lines out benefits of Clean Fuel Standard

August 30, 2018 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada says the average driver under BC’s low carbon fuel standard has paid C$16/year less than they would have paid for gasoline alone since 2010. It says carbon pricing can be effective in reducing industrial emissions, but is largely ineffectual on transportation emissions, due to market failures (lack of competition), design […]

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Cielo achieves first production of raw distillates at Alberta refinery

Cielo achieves first production of raw distillates at Alberta refinery

August 23, 2018 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions said it has achieved a milestone with the first production of raw distillate (renewable fuels) from its first commercial refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta that uses its patent-pending technology, which converts garbage-derived feedstocks, including all plastics, sorted municipal solid waste, wood and agriculture waste, tires and virtually any other cellulous waste […]

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Canada launches Sky’s the Limit Challenge offering cash prizes for biojet development

Canada launches Sky’s the Limit Challenge offering cash prizes for biojet development

August 20, 2018 |

In Canada, the Minister of Natural Resources issued a nationwide challenge to Canadians to develop the cleanest, most affordable and sustainable aviation fuel for the aviation sector to further reduce its carbon footprint and fight climate change. The Sky’s the Limit Challenge stimulates the development of sustainable aviation fuel supply chains so that the Canadian […]

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Vancouver (Canada!) to transition all diesel vehicles to 100% renewable diesel

Vancouver (Canada!) to transition all diesel vehicles to 100% renewable diesel

August 14, 2018 |

In Canada, the City of Vancouver has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the City’s diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 […]

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Canada slows down Clean Fuel Standard ambitions

Canada slows down Clean Fuel Standard ambitions

July 26, 2018 |

In Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada recognizes the need for additional time to work with interested parties to conduct robust technical and economic analysis to ensure that the Clean Fuel Standard achieves its goal while maintaining Canadian competitiveness. As a result, ECCC is adjusting its timelines for the development of the Clean Fuel Standard. […]

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