Tag: Canada

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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BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

BIOX and World Energy team on JV to buy Houston biodiesel plant

June 28, 2016 |

In Canada, BIOX Corporation and World Energy announced a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million U.S. gallon biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. Each company has committed US$10 million to the World Energy BIOX Biofuels joint venture. The facility, formerly known as Green Earth Fuels, is located within the Kinder Morgan […]

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Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

June 27, 2016 |

In Canada, unnamed investors have agreed to build a commercial-scale biodiesel facility in Botwood, Newfoundland that will use Tennessee-based Proton Power’s technology to produce the fuel from wood. The process burns the biomass to produce hydrogen that in turn is then used to produce biodiesel. The company’s 7.2 million gallon facility is set to come […]

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Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

Canadian researchers commercializing new microorganism biofuel process

June 23, 2016 |

In Canada, researchers from the University of Calgary co-founded the startup Solar Biocells which uses an entirely new concept for the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into biomass in a innovation for the production of renewable, clean energy. Solar Biocells uses micro-organisms, like algae or cyanobacteria, which naturally process energy from sunlight and take up CO2 […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

Biox buys Methes Energies Canada biodiesel plant for $4.5 million

June 20, 2016 |

In Canada, Hamilton, Ontario-based biodiesel producer Biox Corp. announced it has acquired a 13.2 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, from Methes Energies Canada Inc. for $4.5 million. The Sombra facility is located on a 21-acre facility near Sarnia, Ontario, with excellent logistics, including on-site rail. Originally constructed in 2009, the facility […]

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Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation developing 500kW gasification project in Ontario

Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation developing 500kW gasification project in Ontario

May 31, 2016 |

In Canada, Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation in seeking permission to build a 500kW gasification plant in Orangeville, Ontario. The power will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program and produced from wood waste, grasses and agricultural byproducts. Excess heat will be used to produce hot water and biochar will be […]

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