Tag: Canada

Funding awarded for C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility

Funding awarded for C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility

March 18, 2019 |

In Canada, a C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility is being developed by Carbon Clean Energy Inc. The project aims to create low carbon intensity ethanol in response to Alberta’s new renewable fuel standards. Known as Project Wheatland, the state-of-the-art plant features an energy self-sufficient design that will also generate clean power from biogas production. […]

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McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

February 19, 2019 |

In Canada, Science magazine reports that researchers from McGill University have developed a method of producing ethanol from methanol by using sunlight. Using gallium nitride nanowires “spiked” with magnesium as a catalyst, following successful results producing benzene from methane gas using the same technology, they were able to absorb UV rays from sunlight, negatively charging […]

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Canada awards C$7 million to the Biomass Cluster to drive innovation

Canada awards C$7 million to the Biomass Cluster to drive innovation

February 12, 2019 |

In Canada, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant and Member of Parliament, Francis Scarpaleggia, were at the Macdonald Campus at McGill University to announce a federal investment of up to C$7 million to the Biomass Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The Cluster, led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network, will include […]

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University of Saskatchewan researchers develop compound that may slow Alzheimer’s progress using waste from ethanol plants

University of Saskatchewan researchers develop compound that may slow Alzheimer’s progress using waste from ethanol plants

January 24, 2019 |

In Canada, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion liters of annually produced wastewater (called thin stillage) at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable—a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer’s patients. That compound is glyceryl phosphoryl choline (GPC) […]

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Benefuel secures land for Sarnia biodiesel plant

Benefuel secures land for Sarnia biodiesel plant

January 21, 2019 |

In Canada, Benefuel has secured land in Sarnia to site its proposed 75 million liter per year waste-based biodiesel plant after receiving funding late last year from Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, which is also based in Sarnia. While developing the Sarnia facility, the company is also looking to develop one double the production capacity in British […]

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BTA commissions Quebecois biogas plant that will supply ethanol plant

BTA commissions Quebecois biogas plant that will supply ethanol plant

January 14, 2019 |

In Canada, Germany’s BTA International together with CCI BioEnergy has commissioned a biogas facility that will use 40,000 metric tons of MSW from 27 municipalities in Quebec. About 90% of the organic portion of the MSW will be used as feedstock, including disposable diapers. The biogas will be used by neighboring Greenfield Global Quebec’s ethanol […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions closes second tranche of funding for Alberta biorefinery

Cielo Waste Solutions closes second tranche of funding for Alberta biorefinery

December 26, 2018 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced the closing of $270,000 in the second tranche of the previously announced non-brokered private placement of up to 15,384,615 (“Units”) at $0.13 per Unit, by the issuance of 2,076,923 Units. A total of C$1,144,406 in gross proceeds has been raised in the initial two tranches by the issuance […]

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Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

December 19, 2018 |

In Canada, plans to build renewable diesel refineries from waste using Cielo’s technology in both Medicine Hat and Grand Prairie, Alberta appear to be moving forward, even if not as quickly as developers would like. Cielo’s first demonstration facility in Alberta has nearly reached production capacity. The planned $20 million facility in Grand Prairie needs […]

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Fulcrum chooses Gary, Indiana for the site of its next MSW-based biofuel plant

Fulcrum chooses Gary, Indiana for the site of its next MSW-based biofuel plant

December 17, 2018 |

In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana, for the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. “Launching our business in Indiana is an important next step in expanding Fulcrum’s capabilities to new cities rich in innovation and opportunity,” said Jim Macias, President and chief executive […]

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Benefuel to develop biodiesel plant in British Columbia on the back of expanded LCFS

Benefuel to develop biodiesel plant in British Columbia on the back of expanded LCFS

December 13, 2018 |

In Canada, Benefuel Inc. responded to British Columbia’s recently publicized climate change plan that included an expanded Low Carbon Fuel Standard by announcing Dec. 11 that it has begun a site search and discussions with interested parties on a few specific locations for Benefuel’s next state-of-the-art biodiesel facility. This announcement has assisted Benefuel in prioritizing […]

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