Tag: Canada

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque team on wood biodiesel project

FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque team on wood biodiesel project

May 25, 2016 |

In Canada, FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) are proud to announce the signing of a collaborative agreement, the main purpose of which is to lead to the installation of a biorefinery facility supplied with forest residues. The agreement has an initial term of four years and consists of three phases. The first phase includes […]

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University of Guelph researchers accidently double plant growth through genetic tweak

University of Guelph researchers accidently double plant growth through genetic tweak

May 18, 2016 |

In Canada, an almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s growth and increased seed production by more than 400 per cent. The team studied Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant often used […]

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Air Canada to launch Biojet Supply Chain Initiative at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Air Canada to launch Biojet Supply Chain Initiative at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

May 10, 2016 |

In Canada, Air Canada announced Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) will be held at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. It is a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system. The biojet used in this project will be sourced from commercially available, certifiably sustainable […]

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Ontario’s ethanol producers fund may not be renewed in 2017

Ontario’s ethanol producers fund may not be renewed in 2017

May 5, 2016 |

In Canada, ahead of next year’s expiry of Ontario’s C$520 million Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund for producers, the subsidy scheme is coming under scrutiny due to allegations that the largest corporate donor to the province’s liberal party has received C$160 million in ethanol subsidies since 2007 when the fund first came online. The province’s premier recognizes […]

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WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

April 25, 2016 |

In Canada, WestJet announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada. The location and proximity of Drayton Valley can help solve many of the challenges that face the development of the biofuel – namely finding an efficient and economical way of […]

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Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

Comet Biorefining hires Rich Troyer, formerly of Coskata, as CEO

April 18, 2016 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining, has announced the appointment of Rich Troyer as the company’s CEO. Andrew Richard, Comet founder, has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of the company. Troyer was previously the Chief Business Officer at Coskata and also served as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group where he […]

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Air Canada joins Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative

Air Canada joins Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative

April 5, 2016 |

In Canada, Air Canada announced it will participate in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport. Previous Air Canada biofuel flights used biojet that was segregated […]

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Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau tours BioCube, a transportable biodiesel refinery, at GLOBE 2016 Conference

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau tours BioCube, a transportable biodiesel refinery, at GLOBE 2016 Conference

April 4, 2016 |

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week, visiting the BioCube transportable biodiesel refinery for a walk-through of the process. Trudeau expressed interest in the applications for the BioCube in developing economies such as India, Africa, China, SE Asia, and Latin America. The BioCube is […]

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Comet Biorefining signs with Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative to develop sustainable biomass supply chain

Comet Biorefining signs with Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative to develop sustainable biomass supply chain

March 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Ontario-based farmer’s cooperative, confirms that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining to collaborate on the development of a sustainable agricultural biomass supply chain in southwestern Ontario. Comet Biorefining recently announced Sarnia, Ontario as the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility. The plant will require over 60,000 tonnes […]

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Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

March 28, 2016 |

In Canada, Enerkem is being sued by six suppliers, and four subcontractors that worked for a bankrupt seventh supplier for C$7.4 million while eight of them are also suing the City of Edmonton. The company and city have engaged in several countersuits as well. The MSW-to-biofuel plant was meant to produce ethanol beginning in 2012 […]

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