Tag: Canada

Forge Hydrocarbons sees Canadian biodiesel plant online H2 2018

Forge Hydrocarbons sees Canadian biodiesel plant online H2 2018

March 14, 2017 |

In Canada, Forge Hydrocarbons is building a 25 million liter biodiesel plant alongside where BIOX is investing C$5 million to upgrade the former Methes biofuel facility. The Forge facility will produce 25 million liters per year of biodiesel from waste fats, scaling up technology developed at the University of Alberta currently used in a pilot […]

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Canadian government grants Canfor Pulp C$13 million to demo biofuel technology

Canadian government grants Canfor Pulp C$13 million to demo biofuel technology

March 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the Government of Canada announced an investment of up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage. This investment, part of a $40-million joint initiative that includes matching funds from the province of British Columbia, will help companies with innovative projects at the prototype, field testing and demonstration stages. […]

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Comet Biorefining scores investment round for cellulosic sugars plant

Comet Biorefining scores investment round for cellulosic sugars plant

March 2, 2017 |

In Canada, Comet Biorefining has successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, the corporate venture and private equity investment arm of Philip Morris International, led the financing round that was also joined by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and Sofinnova […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

Newfoundland and Labrador come to agreement on C$185 million biofuel facility

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has signed an agreement for the C$185 million biofuel facility NewGreen Technologies proposed after determining that it could provide the amount of fiber needed to make the project viable. The facility will produce green diesel from sawmill waste co-located with a sawmill that will produce floorboards. […]

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British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the new Site C hydroelectric dam currently under development on the Peace River in British Columbia has the bioenergy industry concerned it may be pushed out as the massive project swings the local energy market into surplus and reduces demand for other power supply projects like bioenergy. The province had prioritized bioenergy in […]

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Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Alberta awarded four biofuel companies just over C$6 million in grant funds under the Climate Change Program’s Bioenergy Producer Program . Both Permolex Ltd. and ADM Agri Industries were awarded C$1.8 million each, Invigor Bioenergy received C$1.1 million while Enerkem Alberta Biofuesl received C$526,400. Other projects who also won […]

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ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is pushing aviation biofuels as one of four key strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aviation. Amyris’ technology as well as hydro-treated oils were highlighted at an experts meeting held in Montreal last week as biofuels and solutions like lighter aircraft and optimized flight paths were […]

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Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

Ecostrat looks at risk reduction options for biomass supply chains

February 9, 2017 |

In Canada, Ecostrat has released a white paper explaining the relevance of the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics to industry developers and lenders. It serves as an introduction to important feedstock supply chain de-risking concepts: from risk analysis methods to actual procurement strategies. Biomass supply risk is one of the reasons […]

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Study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop biorefinery using fiber

Study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop biorefinery using fiber

January 30, 2017 |

In Canada, a new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fiber. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels, among other potential uses, according to a study done by Nova Scotia’s Innovation Hub, an industrial, […]

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NewGreen Technology may soon get provincial approval for fiber supplies

NewGreen Technology may soon get provincial approval for fiber supplies

January 24, 2017 |

In Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial government is expected to soon make an offer to NewGreen Technology for access to the forest lands the company is seeking in order to develop its C$185 million saw mill and biodiesel facility that will use the waste from the milling process. The biofuel will likely be exported […]

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