Tag: Canada

GreenField Specialty Alcohols rebrands to Greenfield Global

GreenField Specialty Alcohols rebrands to Greenfield Global

May 25, 2017 |

In Canada, GreenField Specialty Alcohols, Inc., Canada’s largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced it has changed its name to Greenfield Global. The name change reflects the company’s broader product categories and its expertise in driving innovations to demonstrate and commercialize new biochemicals and biofuels. As part of its rebranding, […]

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Canadian researchers awarded grant to use waste heat from biofuels to produce clean food

Canadian researchers awarded grant to use waste heat from biofuels to produce clean food

May 18, 2017 |

In Canada, researchers at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are recipients of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) College University Idea to Innovation grant, valued at more than $725,000. The funds will advance their project, “From Waste to Clean Food,” as they work together with industry partners. The project combines […]

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BIOX renegotiates short term debt while negotiating sale of remaining shares

BIOX renegotiates short term debt while negotiating sale of remaining shares

May 16, 2017 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation announced that the secured bridge note held by CFFI Ventures Inc. in the original aggregate principal amount of US$5,221,546 issued on January 1, 2017 as amended as of March 23, 2017 was further amended to extend the maturity date from June 30, 2017 to September 30, 2017. The Bridge Note extension is […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada adds six members as Canadian LCFS approaches

Advanced Biofuels Canada adds six members as Canadian LCFS approaches

May 11, 2017 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada revealed a signficant expansion of its membership. New members include: Cellufuel Inc. is currently operating a demonstration-scale facility producing clean synthetic diesel from lowvalue forestry residues. Ensyn Corporation has a 30-year history of innovation and commercial deployment of fast thermal cracking of carbon-based feedstocks, including woody biomass, producing renewable chemicals, and ‘biocrude’ for thermal applications […]

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Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends driving the Canadian advanced bioeconomy

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends driving the Canadian advanced bioeconomy

May 1, 2017 |

Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above its weight class” these days, as the saying goes. In particular, in the areas of innovative project deployment and policy support, Canada has been shining, and in many ways […]

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Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

Canadian canola damaged by winter snows may head to biodiesel market

April 25, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuel is expected to be a key market for the more than a million acres of canola across the western part of the country that have spent the winter under snow because winter arrived earlier than expected and is only now beginning to thaw. As much as 900,000 metric tons of oilseed may […]

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Enerkem gets lowest ever carbon intensity value from BC for 2G ethanol

Enerkem gets lowest ever carbon intensity value from BC for 2G ethanol

April 19, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. The confirmed carbon intensity of Enerkem’s waste-based ethanol is set at -55 gCO2e/MJ. As a comparison, gasoline has an intensity of […]

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Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

Canadian canola industry excited about export opportunities for US biodiesel

April 19, 2017 |

In Canada, the canola industry believes that an extra 200 million to 400 million pounds of canola oil demand could result from the US renewing the biodiesel blenders credit but only applying it to domestic biodiesel production. The US industry could import oil from their Canadian neighbors and still qualify for the credit, so the […]

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Enerkem hits all operational milestones at Edmonton plant

Enerkem hits all operational milestones at Edmonton plant

April 12, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc announced that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM). “The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton is fully operational in accordance with very rigorous production criteria”, said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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SabrTech preparing to launch RiverBox® portable algae system

SabrTech preparing to launch RiverBox® portable algae system

April 12, 2017 |

In Canada, SabrTech is preparing to launch its RiverBox®, a portable algae growing system it has spent the last couple of years developing, in what it expects will be a revolution to the algae industry from biofuels to aquaculture. Using a standard shipping container, up to 10 levels of algae be grown simultaneously, meaning it’s […]

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