Tag: Canada

Survey shows majority of Canadians think businesses should reduce transport-related emissions

Survey shows majority of Canadians think businesses should reduce transport-related emissions

September 13, 2016 |

In Canada, a large majority of Canadians think that it is important for businesses to take action to reduce their transportation-related emissions, according to the 2016 Sustainable Business Attitudes Survey, which was commissioned by Bullfrog Power and performed by Environics Research from August 8 to 21, 2016, reaching 2,000 adult Canadians. The survey reports that […]

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Yukon researchers using ethanol with molasses and bacteria to clean mine contaminated water

Yukon researchers using ethanol with molasses and bacteria to clean mine contaminated water

September 1, 2016 |

In Canada, researchers at the Yukon Research Centre are doing pilot tests on contaminated water coming from the Silver King mine in the Keno District using a mixture of molasses and ethanol to clean it up. The high sugar content feeds sulfate reducing bacteria that eat at the metals to help bring them back to […]

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Biox gets $1.38 million credit facility to help pay for Ontario biodiesel plant

Biox gets $1.38 million credit facility to help pay for Ontario biodiesel plant

August 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Biox Corp. announced that in connection with its acquisition earlier this year of a 50 million liter per year (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, the company has obtained a CAD$1.8 million (USD$1.38 million) credit facility from Farm Credit Canada. The credit facility is secured by a mortgage on the facility in […]

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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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