Tag: Canada

Altranex to present bio-lubricants, fuels at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

In Canada, Altranex Corp. has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Defense Energy Technology Challenge program as a part of the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, to be held at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, September 15-17, 2014. As one of only eighteen DETC Finalists, Altranex will be presenting its bio-lubricants, […]

July 28, 2014 More

Altranex Corporation to receive cost-share of $200,000 from Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program

In Canada, Altranex Corporation has entered into a Contribution Agreement with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The agreement shares the cost for Altranex to scale-up the production of Altranex’s Altra-HF shipping fuel and other products. The NRC-IRAP financial support is up to $200,000. The company produces bio-lubricants and commercial […]

July 21, 2014 More

Enerkem to embark on $8.5 million R&D for rural power production

In Canada, Enerkem is set to spend the next three years and $6 million, in addition to $1 million from the Quebec government and another $1.5 million from the federal government, to demonstrate its MSW processing technology to fuel power plants in remote areas. The expectation is that the fuel could be much cheaper than […]

July 15, 2014 More

Australian city trialing B20 at local golf course

In Australia, the City of Canada Bay is undergoing a biodiesel trial at Massey Park Golf Course. Over the next six months, plant machinery including mowers and tractors at the golf course will be fuelled on B20. The City expects to reduce GHG emissions by 78% with the trial. The trial will be closely monitored […]

July 14, 2014 More

Canadian cement factory producing algae biofuels from carbon emissions

In Canada, St Marys Cement is investing in an algae-based biodiesel system that will be implemented by Pond Biofuels to help reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. For every kilogram of algae produced, 2kg of CO2 are mitigated. Though the Pond system only uses a small amount of the 540,000 metric tons of CO2 produced […]

July 14, 2014 More

Canada’s Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Center awards Ontario project to Battelle

In Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)’s bio-based technology request for proposal (RFP) has been awarded to Battelle. The purpose of the RFP was to attract a wood-based bioenergy project to the Sault, potentially leading to the construction of a commercial or demonstration plant in the city, which will stimulate local economic growth […]

July 7, 2014 More

Canada’s IFIT Program to offer $90.4 million in Call for Proposals

In Canada, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program has announced their 3rd Call for Proposals. IFIT addresses a critical need for capital investment in new technologies by providing non-repayable contributions of up to 50% of a project’s costs for the demonstration of innovative technologies at the pilot or commercial scale in the Canadian […]

July 7, 2014 More

Biofuelwatch calls for end to biofuels subsidies for “endangering” biodiversity

In Canada, Biofuelwatch is calling on the Convention on Biological Diversity to “focus on biofuel subsidies as perverse incentives, not on the chimera of ‘effective standards’. CBD needs to provide guidance to international community, not waste time discussing the meaning of terms used in biofuel discussion.” It claims that since EU sustainability standards don’t deal […]

July 3, 2014 More

Ottawa Biofuel launches crowdfunding campaign to expand production

In Canada, Ottawa Biofuel has launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo to fund expansion. Specifcally, the company is looking to make the transportation, storage, and processing cleaner and more efficient and improve on-site safety, including a dedicated storage room for Class-1 flammable liquids, additional spill containment, and vapour-free dispensing pumps. It is also seeking […]

July 2, 2014 More

Report slams effectiveness of Canadian support to biofuels

In Canada, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has released a report criticizing the effectiveness of the country’s biofuels support programs, estimating that federal government biofuel initiatives cost Canadians between $3.00 and $3.50 for every dollar of social and environmental benefits achieved. Consequently the policy has failed to deliver value to Canadian taxpayers, it says.  

June 30, 2014 More