Tag: Canada

Purthanol chooses operator for Luxembourg biodiesel facility

Purthanol chooses operator for Luxembourg biodiesel facility

April 21, 2015 |

In Canada, Purthanol Resources announced that it has identified an operator for the Luxembourg facility that will invest and operate the facility once the due diligence period is complete. Purthanol is pleased to announce that the operator/investor is investing personal funds and is awaiting financing for the proper functioning of the 20 million liter facility of […]

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Cascades to invest $26 million to produce cellulosic sugar from wood chips

Cascades to invest $26 million to produce cellulosic sugar from wood chips

April 13, 2015 |

In Canada, Cascades Inc announced the company’s investment in a new technology at its Norampac – Cabano facility. This innovative new process is used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. This project – worth a total of $26 million – represents a major advance in biorefinery development in […]

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SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators

April 6, 2015 |

Sustainable Development Technology Canada will be accepting Statement of Interest (SOI) applications between February 18 and April 15, 2015. SDTC’s SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund provide co-funding support for selected Canadian pre-commercial demonstration projects to de-risk innovative clean technologies, carried out by a consortium of project partners who are well positioned to […]

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Methes Energies receives initial payment for biodiesel system in Ontario

Methes Energies receives initial payment for biodiesel system in Ontario

March 30, 2015 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International Ltd. announced that it has received C$250,000 as initial payment for the sale of a Denami 600 biodiesel processor and a PP-MEC pretreatment system to be installed in Havelock, Ontario, Canada. Additional scheduled payments are due in the near future upon shipment and installation of the equipment, and the balance is […]

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Steeper Energy receives $3m grant from Canadian government

Steeper Energy receives $3m grant from Canadian government

March 9, 2015 |

In Canada, Steeper Energy has received a $3m grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) office. This funding is to be used for the development of an Industrial Scale Pilot Plant to commercialize its proprietary hydrofaction biomass-to-liquids technology platform. The SDTC funds will assist in the completion of Steeper Energy’s 100 barrel per day […]

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Altranex issued a patent for high performance lubricant-producing technology

Altranex issued a patent for high performance lubricant-producing technology

March 9, 2015 |

In Canada, Altranex has been issued a patent for its novel process which transforms bio-based oils and fats into high performance lubricants. In independent evaluations by international motor oil producers, their product Altra-BASE exhibits performance characteristics of synthetic motor oils, but can be produced from multiple low-cost renewable sources much cheaper than synthetic fuels. “Altra-BASE […]

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IISD researcher looks at cattails as bio-power feedstock

IISD researcher looks at cattails as bio-power feedstock

March 5, 2015 |

In Canada, a senior researcher with International Institute for Sustainable Development is looking at cattails as a possible feedstock for biofuels, especially as a heat source. Providence University in Otterburne, Manitoba wants to move towards more sustainable energy sources and already heats 80% of its campus with biomass, so is looking to cattails as a […]

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Surrey breaks ground on new MSW biogas plant

Surrey breaks ground on new MSW biogas plant

March 4, 2015 |

In Canada, last week the City of Surrey broke ground on the less-than-$68 million MSW-based natural gas plant that is set to come online in 2017.  Construction is set to start this spring on the facility designed by Netherlands-based Orgaworld under a 25-year design, build, finance, operate and maintenance contract.

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University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

March 3, 2015 |

In Canada, biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. With this funding, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), led by Canada Research Chair […]

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Sofinnova Partners leads investment round in Comet Biorefining

Sofinnova Partners leads investment round in Comet Biorefining

February 25, 2015 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining Inc announced the closing of a funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Comet will use the proceeds to complete the design of its commercial facility, expand the team and continue to develop commercial partnerships. Comet has developed a proprietary technology for the conversion of wood, wheat straw, bagasse, corn stover and […]

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