Tag: Canada

WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

April 25, 2016 |

In Canada, WestJet announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada. The location and proximity of Drayton Valley can help solve many of the challenges that face the development of the biofuel – namely finding an efficient and economical way of […]

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Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

April 18, 2016 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining, has announced the appointment of Rich Troyer as the company’s CEO. Andrew Richard, Comet founder, has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of the company. Troyer was previously the Chief Business Officer at Coskata and also served as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group where he […]

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Air Canada joins Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative

Air Canada joins Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative

April 5, 2016 |

In Canada, Air Canada announced it will participate in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport. Previous Air Canada biofuel flights used biojet that was segregated […]

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Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau tours BioCube, a transportable biodiesel refinery, at GLOBE 2016 Conference

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau tours BioCube, a transportable biodiesel refinery, at GLOBE 2016 Conference

April 4, 2016 |

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week, visiting the BioCube transportable biodiesel refinery for a walk-through of the process. Trudeau expressed interest in the applications for the BioCube in developing economies such as India, Africa, China, SE Asia, and Latin America. The BioCube is […]

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Comet Biorefining signs with Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative to develop sustainable biomass supply chain

Comet Biorefining signs with Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative to develop sustainable biomass supply chain

March 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining to collaborate on the development of a sustainable agricultural biomass supply chain in southwestern Ontario. Comet Biorefining recently announced Sarnia, Ontario as the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility. The plant will require over 60,000 tonnes […]

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Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

March 28, 2016 |

In Canada, Enerkem is being sued by six suppliers, and four subcontractors that worked for a bankrupt seventh supplier for C$7.4 million while eight of them are also suing the City of Edmonton. The company and city have engaged in several countersuits as well. The MSW-to-biofuel plant was meant to produce ethanol beginning in 2012 […]

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Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative collaborating with Comet Biorefining to develop agricultural biomass supply chain

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative collaborating with Comet Biorefining to develop agricultural biomass supply chain

March 28, 2016 |

In Canada, Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, an Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining to collaborate on the development of a sustainable agricultural biomass supply chain in southwestern Ontario. Comet Biorefining recently announced Sarnia, Ontario as the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility. The plant […]

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Canada’s budget pitches for clean tech and emissions reductions in transport and energy

Canada’s budget pitches for clean tech and emissions reductions in transport and energy

March 23, 2016 |

In Canada, the proposed national budget provides C$50 million over four years to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to support the development of clean technologies; C$82.5 million over two years to NRC to bring clean technologies closer to commercialization; and C$2.9 billion over five years to address climate change and air pollution issues, including taking […]

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SBI Bioenergy to bring demo renewable diesel plant online by year’s end

SBI Bioenergy to bring demo renewable diesel plant online by year’s end

March 16, 2016 |

In Canada, SBI Bioenergy is preparing to open its drop-in renewable diesel and aviation jet fuel facility later this year that it says can produce fuel from canola and other oils cheaper than traditional biofuels by not using water or hydrogen nor producing waste. The demo facility near Edmonton will produce 10 million liters annually, […]

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Canadian biofuel industry may be in trouble due to perfect storm

Canadian biofuel industry may be in trouble due to perfect storm

March 10, 2016 |

In Canada, the International Energy Agency says national ethanol production could fall to just over a billion liters by 2020 from 1.68 billion liters in 2015 while biodiesel production should hold steady at 348 million litres thanks to a perfect storm of competition from US imports, low oil prices and the end of the ecoENERGY […]

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