Tag: Canada

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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Alberta canola growers want government to support more biodiesel use

Alberta canola growers want government to support more biodiesel use

April 29, 2015 |

In Canada, the Alberta Canola Growers Association wants the new provincial government to boost the biodiesel blend to 5% by 2020, up from 2%, extend the bioenergy producer credit beyond its expected expiry in March 2016 while also boosting its biomass production targets. That’s all on top of stricter GHG emissions reductions targets. The association […]

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Methes Energies ships biodiesel pretreatment system and processor to client

Methes Energies ships biodiesel pretreatment system and processor to client

April 27, 2015 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International Ltd. has received a second payment of C$200,000 from Drain Bros. for the sale of a Denami 600 biodiesel processor and a PP-MEC pretreatment system to be installed in Havelock, Ontario, Canada, as disclosed on March 30. This second of five payments was triggered by the shipping of all equipment from […]

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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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