Tag: Canada

FedDev Ontario contributes $11.3M to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

FedDev Ontario contributes $11.3M to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

February 17, 2020 |

In Canada, Minister Mélanie Joly announced 600 new jobs for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. FedDev Ontario’s C$15 million  (about $11.3 million) financial contribution will promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support network to Eastern Ontario. Through this project, 150 businesses and organizations will be assisted and 700 jobs will be created and maintained in southern Ontario. […]

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Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

February 15, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the forecasts for Canadian rapeseed and soybean sotcks have been lowered. However, both figures exceed the long-time averages. Statistics Canada recently published an estimate of its grain and oilseed stocks as at the end of the year 2019. The statistics agency put total oilseed stocks at 18.5 million tonnes. This […]

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Shell Ventures invests C$30 million in Forge Hydrocarbons, U of Alberta spin-out

Shell Ventures invests C$30 million in Forge Hydrocarbons, U of Alberta spin-out

February 13, 2020 |

In Canada, FORGE Hydrocarbons announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CAD$30 million commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario. FORGE’s patented Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology creates renewable jet fuel, diesel and naphtha from waste fats and oils. FORGE’s renewable diesel and […]

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Cielo secures another tranche of funding as Aldersyde Refinery passes operational milestones

Cielo secures another tranche of funding as Aldersyde Refinery passes operational milestones

February 10, 2020 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced that it has closed another tranche of its private placement offering of unsecured convertible debenture units, raising gross proceeds of C$690,000 in this tranche, for combined total gross proceeds of C$2,532,000 to date pursuant to the Offering. It also announced that for approximately the last 5 weeks, the […]

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Canadian researchers using electolyzer to produce carbon-based molecules

Canadian researchers using electolyzer to produce carbon-based molecules

February 10, 2020 |

In Canada, fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a University of Toronto Engineering team has adapted technology from fuel cells to do the reverse: harness electricity to make valuable chemicals from waste carbon (CO2). In a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen and oxygen come together on the surface of a catalyst. The chemical reaction releases […]

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Canadian bioeconomy center closes after five years

Canadian bioeconomy center closes after five years

January 30, 2020 |

In Canada, the Biomass North Development Centre has ceased operations. The staff says it has been a challenging and rewarding five years, and they are proud of the role they have played in the emerging bioeconomy. They’ve brokered meaningful partnerships through B2B activities and regional events, built resilient networks of cross-sectoral partners, spanning First Nations, […]

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Proposed chemical distribution site on US/Canada border aims to store ethanol

Proposed chemical distribution site on US/Canada border aims to store ethanol

January 29, 2020 |

In Canada, the Abbotsford News reports that Univar Canada intends to develop a chemical distribution site in British Columbia with nearby access to the US border where it intends to build three large ethanol storage tanks as well as more than two dozen smaller tanks for chemicals, including a rail spur line for transferring the […]

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Manitoba to have cleanest fuel standards in Canada

Manitoba to have cleanest fuel standards in Canada

January 23, 2020 |

In Canada, Manitoba will have the cleanest fuel standards in Canada by increasing the ethanol and biodiesel content of its transportation fuels as it implements its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, Premier Brian Pallister announced during his dignitary address at the annual Manitoba Ag Days exhibition. These new clean fuel standards will reduce Manitoba’s emissions […]

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Subway launches Beyond Meatball Marinara sub in Canada

Subway launches Beyond Meatball Marinara sub in Canada

January 6, 2020 |

In Canada, Subway is introducing the Beyond Meatball Marinara sub in thousands of locations across Canada. Be sure to stop by and try it or you can make the sandwich your way with your choice of bread and toppings. Tests of the Beyond Meatball sub began in the US and Canadian markets last August in […]

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Community deep in Canadian oil country up in arms over “green” Christmas play

Community deep in Canadian oil country up in arms over “green” Christmas play

December 25, 2019 |

In Canada, the Canadian Press reports that a school board in a small Saskatchewan community had to issue an apology following the annual Christmas school play that had the reindeer, elves and Mrs. Claus working to convert Santa “green” including using ethanol to fly the sleight. The community is in the heart of the province’s […]

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