Tag: Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has signed an agreement for the C$185 million biofuel facility NewGreen Technologies proposed after determining that it could provide the amount of fiber needed to make the project viable. The facility will produce green diesel from sawmill waste co-located with a sawmill that will produce floorboards. […]

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British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the new Site C hydroelectric dam currently under development on the Peace River in British Columbia has the bioenergy industry concerned it may be pushed out as the massive project swings the local energy market into surplus and reduces demand for other power supply projects like bioenergy. The province had prioritized bioenergy in […]

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Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Alberta awarded four biofuel companies just over C$6 million in grant funds under the Climate Change Program’s Bioenergy Producer Program . Both Permolex Ltd. and ADM Agri Industries were awarded C$1.8 million each, Invigor Bioenergy received C$1.1 million while Enerkem Alberta Biofuesl received C$526,400. Other projects who also won […]

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ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is pushing aviation biofuels as one of four key strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aviation. Amyris’ technology as well as hydro-treated oils were highlighted at an experts meeting held in Montreal last week as biofuels and solutions like lighter aircraft and optimized flight paths were […]

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Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

February 9, 2017 |

In Canada, Ecostrat has released a white paper explaining the relevance of the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics to industry developers and lenders. It serves as an introduction to important feedstock supply chain de-risking concepts: from risk analysis methods to actual procurement strategies. Biomass supply risk is one of the reasons […]

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Study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop biorefinery using fiber

Study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop biorefinery using fiber

January 30, 2017 |

In Canada, a new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fiber. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels, among other potential uses, according to a study done by Nova Scotia’s Innovation Hub, an industrial, […]

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NewGreen Technology may soon get provincial approval for fiber supplies

NewGreen Technology may soon get provincial approval for fiber supplies

January 24, 2017 |

In Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial government is expected to soon make an offer to NewGreen Technology for access to the forest lands the company is seeking in order to develop its C$185 million saw mill and biodiesel facility that will use the waste from the milling process. The biofuel will likely be exported […]

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Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

Newfoundland may get C$185 million forest fiber biofuel plant

January 9, 2017 |

In Canada, the town of Botwood in Newfoundland may become host to a new C$185 million biofuel plant and sawmill that would produce fuel from the leftover fiber along with fertilizer and animal feed from char and graphene. Newgreen Technologies is currently negotiating with the province after spending the better part of a year negotiating […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

Cielo Waste Solutions to open MSW-to-renewable diesel facility in late 2017

January 5, 2017 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions plans to invest C$7 million to upgrade the mothballed Western Biodiesel facility it recently bought for C$2.3 million in Alberta to its MSW-to-renewable diesel technology by the end of the year. The facility will process 2 metric tons of waste every hour to produce 18,000 liters of renewable diesel, a […]

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Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

January 2, 2017 |

In Canada, a move towards sustainability criteria for food is looking to follow in the footsteps of similar programs for biofuels, especially looking at identifying greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production and establishing guidelines based on reducing those emissions or requiring food to be produced with methods that have emissions lower than a baseline. […]

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