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Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CCEMC Grand Challenge hands $500K seed grants to 24

Alberta’s Grand Challenge on carbon — Liquid Light, Enerkem among 24 winners picking up $500,000 seed grants in first round. Next round will result in up to five $3M grants in 2018, and $10M to the Grand Challenge winner in 2018. In Alberta, Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation’s the CA$35M Grand Challenge announced 24 […]

April 17, 2014 More

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CRFA’s New Action Plan

In Ontario, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) released a comprehensive new plan for Canada’s renewable fuels industry and emerging bioeconomy. The goal of the CRFA’s new document, aptly entitled Evolution and Growth, is to help Canada capitalize on the sizable economic and environmental benefits of its domestic biofuels industry and set a clear pathway […]

April 17, 2014 More

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – Ontario exits coal-generated power

In Ontario, the province celebrated the elimination of coal as a source of electricity generation. The Thunder Bay Generating Station, Ontario’s last remaining coal-fired facility, has burned its last supply of coal. Operated by Ontario Power Generation, Thunder Bay Generating Station was the oldest coal-fired station in the province. The plant is scheduled to be […]

April 17, 2014 More

Ontario implements B2 on way to B4 for 2017

In Canada, Ontario has implemented its B2 blending mandate as of April 1, with the plan set to raise the mandate to B3 on Jan. 1, 2016 and B4 on Jan. 1, 2017. Biofuels to be blended with diesel must have a 30% GHG reduction this year, gradually rising to 50% and then 70% by […]

April 8, 2014 More

LEC teams with M Energy to re-start Darwin project

In Canada, Lignol Energy Corporation signed an MOU with M Energy establishing the framework by which the two companies will work together to restart LEC’s 140 million liter per year biodiesel plant and incorporate M Energy’s proprietary pre-treatment technology. The Parties have been in discussions regarding an investment structure which, if successful, would provide sufficient […]

April 7, 2014 More

Quadrogen Power Systems, FuelCell Energy break ground on quad-generation project

In Canada, Quadrogen Power Systems and FuelCell Energy have broken ground at their $7.5million quad-generation project at Village Farms International in British Columbia. The project will demonstrate the co-production of renewable electricity, heat, hydrogen, and greenhouse quality carbon dioxide from Vancouver’s landfill gas. This first-of-its-kind project will commercially demonstrate the quad-generation of four value streams […]

April 7, 2014 More

CRIBE to invest CAD$1.5m in Ensyn’s Renfrew plant

In Canada, CRIBE will be investing up to CAD$1.5m in Ensyn’s production facility in Renfrew, Ontario. CRIBE’s investment will leverage funding from Ensyn for a total project value of up to CAD$4 Million. The purpose of the funding is to help Ensyn convert its existing production facility in Renfrew to a dedicated biofuels facility with […]

April 7, 2014 More

Canadian government provides loan to pilot plant in Brooklyn

In Canada, the Canadian government has provided a $500,000 loan to the CelluFuel demonstration plant in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia that is expected to produce 1.3 million liters of ethanol annually from 6,000 metric tons of wood fiber. The Nova Scotia government has also put in $1.5 million into the $4 million project. The fuel is […]

March 24, 2014 More

Canada to jointly develop new micro-processing for pulp mills

In Canada, the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy s partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and operational gains for pulp mills by providing new revenue streams as well as a more efficient way to perform current processes. This is […]

March 12, 2014 More

Three companies shortlisted to develop Canadian city’s MSW-to-fuel plant

In Canada, Iris Solutions, Plenary Harvest Surrey and Urbaser S.A. have been shortlisted from an original group of 11 companies to invest in, build and operate the city of Surrey’s $60 million residential kitchen and yard waste into renewable fuel project. The fuel is destined to power the city’s garbage collection vehicles.

February 25, 2014 More