Tag: Canada

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

Methes Energies shipped 22 railcars of biodiesel since Sept. 1

October 20, 2014 |

In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.  

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Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

Gale’s Gas Bars debuts E30 in Ontario

October 16, 2014 |

In Canada, Gale’s Gas Bars has debuted E30 gasoline in Ontario. Gale’s has sixteen sites throughout Niagara and E30 will be offered at 143 Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines, beginning October 16, 2014. E30 is a blend of 30 per cent ethanol and 70 per cent petroleum fuel for use in “FlexFuel” vehicles, which are […]

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Syncrude appeals case to bow out of biodiesel blending mandate

Syncrude appeals case to bow out of biodiesel blending mandate

October 7, 2014 |

In Canada, Syncrude has appealed a court case it lost earlier this summer intending to circumvent the national 2% biodiesel blending mandate. It argues that to transport biodiesel to northern Alberta where the company produces bitumen from tar sands in order to blend with the diesel it consumes in machinery creates more GHG emissions than […]

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Agrisoma Biosciences closes $8 million in Series A funding

Agrisoma Biosciences closes $8 million in Series A funding

September 29, 2014 |

In Canada, Agrisoma Biosciences announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. The funding round was led by Cycle Capital Management and included participation of BDC Venture Capital, one of Agrisoma’s current equity investors. The funding is in support of Agrisoma’s further commercialization of Resonance® Carinata, […]

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Cellufuel plans to start woodwaste-to-fuel pilot in Nova Scotia by March

Cellufuel plans to start woodwaste-to-fuel pilot in Nova Scotia by March

September 18, 2014 |

In Canada, Cellufuel expects to receive equipment from Europe in January to start building its woodwaste-to-fuel pilot project in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The facility should then be up by February or March with plans to develop a commercial-scale facility in the town of Clare once 2,000 hours of operating time at the pilot site works […]

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Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

Solarvest signs agreements with two unnamed EU production facilities

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Solarvest BioEnergy has signed agreements with two unamed EU contract production facilities. These facilities will implement Solarvest’s proprietary production process and algae strains to produce high value Omega-3′s to Solarvest’s specifications. The first facility has commenced production of high-DHA product samples that will be suitable for formulation and testing by prospective customers in […]

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Harper Government invests in Canada’s bioproducts sector

Harper Government invests in Canada’s bioproducts sector

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Mike Wallace announced an investment of $7 million to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada for a first-of-its-kind national bioproducts cluster. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists will work with industry partners on adding value to the agriculture sector and responding to global demand for environmentally-friendly bioproducts. This will […]

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada receives $7m from federal AgriInnovation program

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada receives $7m from federal AgriInnovation program

September 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) will receive CAD$7 million from the federal government to support its BioProducts Agriculture Science Cluster. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is Canada’s leading catalyst for the development and commercialization of innovative bioindustrial technologies and sustainable chemistry from agriculture and forestry biomass. BIC is funded through the federal CECR program and the […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada accepting applications for Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund grants

Sustainable Development Technology Canada accepting applications for Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund grants

September 1, 2014 |

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada is accepting applications for grants from their SD Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund through October 15, 2014. The Tech Fund supports technologies focused on responsible resource development, next generation transportation, resource and energy efficiency, clean energy, agriculture, and northern and remote communities. The Natural Gas Fund coshes on […]

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Manitoba expands biomass applied research grant funding to $1 million

Manitoba expands biomass applied research grant funding to $1 million

August 25, 2014 |

In Canada, the Manitoba government has expanded funding for its Biomass Energy Support Program an additional $500,000, with total grant funding now at $1 million for applied research projects. The new funding will be directed to projects that address gaps or identify opportunities for business and technology development in the biomass sector. Applications  for research […]

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