Tag: Canada

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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Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

July 25, 2018 |

In Canada, the Alberta government and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are encouraging biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation innovators to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases. Up to C$70 million is available through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation (BEST) Challenge. The challenge will help […]

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C.D. Howe Institute cautions Canada on clean fuel standards

C.D. Howe Institute cautions Canada on clean fuel standards

July 24, 2018 |

In Canada, Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards” author Benjamin Dachis argues federal policymakers must examine the inherent limitations and potential economic costs of a clean fuel […]

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ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

July 2, 2018 |

In Canada, the ICAO Council made important headway on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’. Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), comes less than two years after ICAO’s […]

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Ontario’s new conservative government scrapping green energy programs

Ontario’s new conservative government scrapping green energy programs

June 28, 2018 |

In Canada, there are concerns the incoming Ontario government will scrap green energy programs in the Green Ontario scheme including the newly announced $6.7-million Modern Wood Heating Pilots in rural areas dominated by First Nation communities.  Critics say the new conservative government are showing they don’t believe in climate change by dumping the array of […]

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