Tag: Canada

BIC Project aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada

BIC Project aims at Commercialization of Cellulosic Sugar Production in Ontario, Canada

July 26, 2015 |

In Ontario, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has completed phase 1 of a project to assess the economic viability of the agricultural biomass to cellulosic sugar value chain in Canada. The Cellulosic Sugar Production Project is designed to evaluate, develop and physically validate agricultural biomass to sugars and co-products conversion technologies for commercial scale-up application.  Currently in […]

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Survey shows 88% of Canadian want to see more homegrown biofuels

Survey shows 88% of Canadian want to see more homegrown biofuels

July 7, 2015 |

In Canada, a new, national survey, more than three quarters (88%) of Canadians believe more renewable fuels should be produced in Canada and that government should do more to promote the industry. The poll of 1,750 Canadians aged 18 and over showed that 85% of respondents feel pride in Canada’s biofuels industry. The survey also […]

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Bullfrog Power® launches UCO biodiesel for energy customers

Bullfrog Power® launches UCO biodiesel for energy customers

June 29, 2015 |

In Canada, Bullfrog Power® launched green fuel, a new solution allowing climate-conscious businesses in Canada to reduce the environmental impact of their transportation. With the introduction of green fuel to the market, Bullfrog Power is providing much needed funding that can help biofuel producers grow their business at a critical stage for their industry. For […]

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Saskatchewan ethanol plant mothballed since May on low demand

Saskatchewan ethanol plant mothballed since May on low demand

June 22, 2015 |

In Canada, the NorAmera ethanol plant in Weyburn, Saskatchewan has been mothballed since May after it filled up its storage tanks but couldn’t sell fuel to retailers. Despite the summer driving season coming up, demand hasn’t picked up as expected so the facility remains shut. The company hopes to reopen once it sells off some […]

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Canadian ethanol plant mothballed until June as it works through stocks

Canadian ethanol plant mothballed until June as it works through stocks

May 27, 2015 |

In Canada, the ethanol plant in Weyburn, Saskatchewan has been mothballed for a month due to lack of demand but will likely come back online in June. The company’s storage was full when new owners came in last year so decided to temporarily halt production so it could sell what was on hand to make […]

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Nexterra’s gasification technology under fire in Canada

Nexterra’s gasification technology under fire in Canada

May 19, 2015 |

In Canada, some community members are opposing a planned wood gasification to CHP project for co-location at Procter & Gamble’s facility in West Thurrock, concerned that some of the 100,000 metric tons of wood to be used as feedstock will be chemically treated wood. Opponents Biofuel Watch claim Nexterra’s technology for the facility is unproven.

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SDTC, MaRS Discovery District to launch high-potential Canadian companies

SDTC, MaRS Discovery District to launch high-potential Canadian companies

May 10, 2015 |

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and MaRS Discovery District have partnered to launch and grow high-potential clean technology companies in Canada. SDTC’s funding and support to companies complements MaRS Discovery District’s skills development. “As a world leader in entrepreneurial skills development and venture services programming, MaRS is a natural partner for SDTC. We […]

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Jennifer Holmgren to receive BIO’s 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award

Jennifer Holmgren to receive BIO’s 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award

May 10, 2015 |

In Canada, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. According to BIO, Dr. Holmgren’s work and commitment to the advancement of her field of industrial biotechnology embodies the spirit of Rosalind Franklin and […]

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IGPC Ethanol switches to Thompsons from Cargill for Ontario corn supply

IGPC Ethanol switches to Thompsons from Cargill for Ontario corn supply

May 4, 2015 |

In Canada, Thompsons Ltd. announced an agreement with IGPC Ethanol Inc. to partner for sourcing corn for 50 MMgy facility for IGPC in Aylmer, Ontario, effective Oct. 1. GPC Ethanol commenced operations in the fall of 2007. Since that time, it has used the services of Cargill Inc., to source local corn. “This change in […]

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Altranex targets high value renewable lubricants over drop-in fuels

Altranex targets high value renewable lubricants over drop-in fuels

May 4, 2015 |

In Canada, Altranex is set to start using its recently patented technology to develop high value renewable lubricants and drop-in bunker fuels.  The process produces 90% lubricant and 10% renewable diesel where the lube can fetch upwards of $2200 per metric ton. Breaking ground on a facility that produces 90 tons of lube per day […]

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