Tag: Canada

Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

Canada’s ethanol market seen steady through 2017

August 25, 2016 |

In Canada, ethanol imports this year through May have led the USDA to estimate slightly lower imports for 2016 at about 1 billion liters, 83,000 liters less than in 2015 due to shifts in discretionary ethanol blending. The industry has been at full production capacity since 2009 and that is expected to remain the same […]

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Enerkem receives ISCC sustainability certification

Enerkem receives ISCC sustainability certification

August 24, 2016 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol. Under the RED Directive, all […]

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BioFuelNet calls for funding proposals: outreach, analysis, novel approaches to feedstocks, bio-conversion

BioFuelNet calls for funding proposals: outreach, analysis, novel approaches to feedstocks, bio-conversion

August 14, 2016 |

In Canada, BioFuelNet Canada called for proposals is to identify potential research to be conducted in the period of 2016 to 2017. The deadline for applications is 9/1/16. BFN identified the following areas for research and funding: 1. Social Outreach. BFN will consider any application that contributes to the overall goal of improving the network’s […]

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Brampton no longer biofuels superstar in public transport

Brampton no longer biofuels superstar in public transport

July 21, 2016 |

In Canada, Brampton Transit who was lauded in 2002 for using high level blends of biodiesel across its bus fleet has quietly gone down to just a 3% blend nearly a year ago, allegedly over issues with clogged filters in fuel dispensing systems. The transit company had switched to B20 using soybean oil-based biodiesel, cutting […]

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Canada and Quebec to provide C$76.5 million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

Canada and Quebec to provide C$76.5 million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada

July 19, 2016 |

In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues at its Port-Cartier facility. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honorable Jim Carr, and Laurent Lessard, Quebec’s Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, made the announcement […]

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Milligan Biofuels teams with Saskatchewan to bring drop-in renewable diesel to market

Milligan Biofuels teams with Saskatchewan to bring drop-in renewable diesel to market

July 18, 2016 |

In Canada, Milligan Biofuels is working with the Saskatchewan Research Council using a grant from the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund to develop a drop-in diesel replacement the company believes will be the future of biofuel. Plans for a pilot plant are currently under way with expectation the fuel could go commercial in the next few […]

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CanFor to invest $70 million in 400,000 bpy Licella biocrude plant

CanFor to invest $70 million in 400,000 bpy Licella biocrude plant

July 4, 2016 |

In Canada, following CanFor’s announcement to create a joint venture with Licella for development of a biocrude project, the company has further revealed plans to install the technology at a new facility in Prince George where it hopes to produce 400,000 barrels of fuel per year from wood waste at its pulp mills. The facility is […]

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BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

June 28, 2016 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation and World Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million U.S. gallon biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. Each company has committed US$10 million to the World Energy BIOX Biofuels joint venture. The facility, formerly known as Green Earth Fuels, is located within the Kinder Morgan […]

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Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

June 27, 2016 |

In Canada, unnamed investors have agreed to build a commercial-scale biodiesel facility in Botwood, Newfoundland that will use Tennessee-based Proton Power’s technology to produce the fuel from wood. The process burns the biomass to produce hydrogen that in turn is then used to produce biodiesel. The company’s 7.2 million gallon facility is set to come […]

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Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

June 23, 2016 |

In Canada, researchers from the University of Calgary co-founded the startup Solar Biocells which uses an entirely new concept for the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into biomass in a innovation for the production of renewable, clean energy. Solar Biocells uses micro-organisms, like algae or cyanobacteria, which naturally process energy from sunlight and take up CO2 […]

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