Tag: Canada

Advanced Biofuels Canada annual survey shows 5B liters of new production capacity by 2030

Advanced Biofuels Canada annual survey shows 5B liters of new production capacity by 2030

April 1, 2020 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) conducts an annual member survey to capture project-based data on capital investments in advanced biofuels and synthetic fuel production capacity and supporting infrastructure for the decade ahead (2020-2030). Results from 18-member companies surveyed in late 2019 indicate Canada can increase production capacity by at least 5 billion liters per […]

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Ontario ethanol production seen falling but no shuttering of plants yet

Ontario ethanol production seen falling but no shuttering of plants yet

April 1, 2020 |

In Canada, Real Agriculture reports that no ethanol plants in Ontario have shut down production on the back of reduced fuel demand driven by COVID-19 but ethanol production has pulled back sufficiently to weigh on corn prices. Farmers in Ontario are a month away from planting, so the sudden drop in demand poses an existential […]

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Renewable U Medicine Hat secures 80 acres in Alberta for Cielo project

Renewable U Medicine Hat secures 80 acres in Alberta for Cielo project

March 24, 2020 |

In Canada, Renewable U Medicine Hat Inc. has informed CIELO that it has secured an agreement in principle to purchase 80 acres of land in Cypress County, Alberta, which is near Dunmore, approximately 3 kilometers southeast of Medicine Hat. Renewable U Medicine Hat has also advised CIELO that it has the funding in place to […]

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Cielo shares secure eligibility for trading and settling through DTC

Cielo shares secure eligibility for trading and settling through DTC

March 3, 2020 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced that it has secured eligibility by The Depository Trust Company for its common shares, which trade on the OTCQB in the United States under the trading symbol CWSFF. DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a U.S. company that manages the electronic clearing and […]

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Canadian researchers develop new biodiesel production method using sewage sludge

Canadian researchers develop new biodiesel production method using sewage sludge

March 3, 2020 |

In Canada, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) have developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and a biofuel byproduct, bringing the production cost down to $0.72/L with an innovative new process. Their findings—in order to assess the costs, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) —were […]

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University of Toronto researchers using McDonald’s UCO to produce 3D printing resin

University of Toronto researchers using McDonald’s UCO to produce 3D printing resin

February 24, 2020 |

In Canada, researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough have, for the first time, turned waste cooking oil – from the deep fryers of a local McDonald’s – into a high-resolution, biodegradable 3D printing resin. Using waste cooking oil for 3D printing has significant potential. Not only is it cheaper to make, the plastics made from it break down […]

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FedDev Ontario contributes $11.3M to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

FedDev Ontario contributes $11.3M to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

February 17, 2020 |

In Canada, Minister Mélanie Joly announced 600 new jobs for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. FedDev Ontario’s C$15 million  (about $11.3 million) financial contribution will promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support network to Eastern Ontario. Through this project, 150 businesses and organizations will be assisted and 700 jobs will be created and maintained in southern Ontario. […]

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Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

Canadian rapeseed stocks saw slight decline, 4% drop year over year

February 15, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the forecasts for Canadian rapeseed and soybean sotcks have been lowered. However, both figures exceed the long-time averages. Statistics Canada recently published an estimate of its grain and oilseed stocks as at the end of the year 2019. The statistics agency put total oilseed stocks at 18.5 million tonnes. This […]

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Shell Ventures invests C$30 million in Forge Hydrocarbons, U of Alberta spin-out

Shell Ventures invests C$30 million in Forge Hydrocarbons, U of Alberta spin-out

February 13, 2020 |

In Canada, FORGE Hydrocarbons announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CAD$30 million commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario. FORGE’s patented Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology creates renewable jet fuel, diesel and naphtha from waste fats and oils. FORGE’s renewable diesel and […]

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Cielo secures another tranche of funding as Aldersyde Refinery passes operational milestones

Cielo secures another tranche of funding as Aldersyde Refinery passes operational milestones

February 10, 2020 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced that it has closed another tranche of its private placement offering of unsecured convertible debenture units, raising gross proceeds of C$690,000 in this tranche, for combined total gross proceeds of C$2,532,000 to date pursuant to the Offering. It also announced that for approximately the last 5 weeks, the […]

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