Tag: Canada

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op host farmer field days to recruit acres

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op host farmer field days to recruit acres

November 16, 2017 |

In Canada, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-op is hosting two farmer field days this week in an effort to attract the remainder of the 55,000 acres of corn stover and wheat straw needed to supply the Comet facility in Sarnia. The plant is meant to produce dextrose sugars that can later be used for cellulosic […]

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Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

November 16, 2017 |

In Canada, the federal government is exploring an increase to its ethanol blending specifications to 15% from the current 10%, a move that is currently under consideration by a technical committee that could see the policy shift implemented in early 2018. Currently the ethanol mandate is for 5% while fuel is almost always blended at […]

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ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

November 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is said to have backed away from ambitious sustainability criteria for aviation biofuel targets following protests by developing countries who said the bar was set too high for them to ever be able to compete or even produce fuels, bringing the criteria down to just two from an original […]

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Canada’s clean fuel standard proposal to be delayed a few months

Canada’s clean fuel standard proposal to be delayed a few months

November 8, 2017 |

In Canada, the proposal for a clean fuel standard aiming to reduce carbon emissions in transportation by 30 million metric tons by 2030 and in turn boost demand for biofuels through increased blending mandates has been postponed for a few months beyond the expected Christmas deadline. The policy was expected to be ready for implementation […]

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Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

November 7, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem’s advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed all the necessary steps required by the EPA and is the first ever […]

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US Grains Council looking for DDGS opportunities in Alberta

US Grains Council looking for DDGS opportunities in Alberta

November 1, 2017 |

In Canada, a short hour north of the Montana border, the U.S. Grains Council is exploring the geographic advantage of unit trains carrying U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Canadian feedlots around Lethbridge, Alberta. A trade mission in October crisscrossed the region, visiting with cattle feedlots, feed manufacturers and rail facilities […]

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Canadian government developing new clean fuel standard

Canadian government developing new clean fuel standard

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, the government is looking at potential low-carbon fuels and liquid drop-in biofuels to replace fossil fuels through their clean fuel standard that could require 10 to 15 percent decrease in fuels’ carbon intensity. Their goal is to cut carbon emissions by 2030 by 30 million tons. Canada currently imports biodiesel to meet their […]

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Pulpwood biofuel being looked at in Revelstoke as replacement for propane

Pulpwood biofuel being looked at in Revelstoke as replacement for propane

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Revelstoke, a city in British Columbia, is looking at replacing its propane consumption with biofuel from pulpwood. A study from Canadian Biomass Energy Research was presented at a recent council meeting showing how Revelstoke could convert its own wood waste into energy and replace the more than $12 million used annually on imported […]

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Pandas and beavers digestion of bamboo and trees can help biofuel production

Pandas and beavers digestion of bamboo and trees can help biofuel production

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, scientists in Ottawa with Agriculture Canada are looking at how pandas digest bamboo to better understand the fungi and microbes that help them digest the branches and twigs. This builds on another recent study about how beavers digest trees and how the enzymes in their gut help break down the material to get […]

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Think transportation GHG emissions targets can be reached without biofuels mandates? Think again.

Think transportation GHG emissions targets can be reached without biofuels mandates? Think again.

October 17, 2017 |

By Gordon Quaiattini, Special to The Digest Governments serious about climate change should be wary about eliminating the mandate for renewable fuels, and those promising a low carbon fuel market without it. Earlier this month Canada’s Environment Commissioner urged MPs to push the government from ‘seemingly endless planning mode into action mode’ on climate change. […]

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