Tag: Canada

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Fortress Paper Ltd. announced a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch. The Hemicellulose Project will allow the Company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products. Hemicellulose is a cellulosic sugar, which […]

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Vancouver goes for biogas heating but supplies not enough

Vancouver goes for biogas heating but supplies not enough

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Vancouver has approved a new building policy requiring new builds from May 1, 2017 to reduce GHG emissions by 50% and use biogas for heating. Though British Columbia has major opportunities to produce biogas from existing resources, the industry is only likely able to increase production by 10 billion cubic feet per year. […]

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What Does it Take? The experts report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

What Does it Take? The experts report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

November 20, 2016 |

This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling Up Conference and because, to no surprise amongst those who know him well, Jeff has a legion of friends and no more so than in […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions to buy Alberta biodiesel refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions to buy Alberta biodiesel refinery

November 16, 2016 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announced it has signed a Commercial Purchase Agreement with XR Resources Inc. to purchase a property located in High River, Alberta, on which there is an existing bio-diesel refinery. This multi-feedstock processing plant was built in 2009 for an approximate capex cost of C$10.2 million and was capable of […]

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BioAmber seeing if Canada can match DOE’s loan guarantee to build next plant in Sarnia

BioAmber seeing if Canada can match DOE’s loan guarantee to build next plant in Sarnia

November 14, 2016 |

In Canada, BioAmber is deciding whether to set up a facility in Sarnia six-times bigger than its first installation in the city or to build the $500 million facility in Louisiana. The company has sought a $360 million loan guarantee from the US’s Department of Energy for the facility in Louisiana, but in light of […]

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Oshawa Port ethanol project finally dead after four years of fighting

Oshawa Port ethanol project finally dead after four years of fighting

November 8, 2016 |

In Canada, four years after receiving permission from Oshawa Port Authority to build an ethanol plant, FarmTech Energy’s project is officially dead. The city’s mayor and city council have fought the project tooth and nail, instead wishing to develop a waterfront area with residential and commercial zones that would have been impossible to do if […]

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Sunoco may look to offload St. Clair, Ont. ethanol plant

Sunoco may look to offload St. Clair, Ont. ethanol plant

November 3, 2016 |

In Canada, Sunoco has been selling off assets of late to help provide increased shareholder distributions, including its lubrications business and some wind power assets, and now its ethanol plant in St. Clair, Ont. in the not-to-distant future could be on the chopping block. The company had $14.5 billion of net debt in the second […]

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Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative looking to scale up with stover and straw dextrose supply chain

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative looking to scale up with stover and straw dextrose supply chain

October 31, 2016 |

In Canada, Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative has initiated an equity campaign to develop a corn stover and wheat straw to dextrose supply chain in southwestern Ontario. CSPC will engage with growers in the region to supply corn stover and wheat straw to a planned dextrose facility previously announced by Comet Biorefining to be located in […]

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IGPC seeks investment to double ethanol production

IGPC seeks investment to double ethanol production

October 31, 2016 |

In Canada, the board of directors and senior management of Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc. on behalf of itself and its wholly-owned subsidiary IGPC Ethanol Inc., announced that the company has commenced a process to explore the feasibility of investing in a significant expansion of operations at its facility in Aylmer, Ontario. If it proceeds, […]

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