Tag: Canada

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 compares different biofuel LCA tools

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 compares different biofuel LCA tools

May 2, 2019 |

In Canada, one of the objectives of IEA Bioenergy Task 39 is to enhance the understanding of the commonalities and differences between four well-recognized biofuels life cycle analysis (LCA) models (EU’s BIOGRACE, Canada’s GHGENIUS, USA’s GREET and Brazil’s VSB). These LCA models have been used globally by industry, policy makers and regulators to evaluate and […]

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Biofuels in Canada 2019 report shows strong increase in ethanol consumption

Biofuels in Canada 2019 report shows strong increase in ethanol consumption

May 1, 2019 |

In Canada, Navius Research has released the 2019 edition of the “Biofuels in Canada” report. This report uses public data to catalogue the volume of transportation biofuels consumed in each Canadian province while estimating the impact of biofuel consumption on greenhouse gas emissions and transportation energy costs. Ethanol consumption has increased from roughly 1.700 billion […]

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Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

April 30, 2019 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Mexico has purchased 16.59 million gallons of U.S. ethanol in this marketing year. Canada continues to rank as the second largest buyer of U.S. ethanol at 159.2 million gallons so far this year, up nearly 5 percent year-over-year. It is also the sixth largest buyer of U.S. corn […]

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Canada to invest up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster

Canada to invest up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster

April 25, 2019 |

In Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions were at Ecosynthetix in Burlington to announce a federal investment of up to C$11.2 million to the Bioproducts Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The cluster, led by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, will include an additional C$10.9 million in contributions […]

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Enerkem closed another C$76.3 million in equity financing including Suncor Energy

Enerkem closed another C$76.3 million in equity financing including Suncor Energy

April 17, 2019 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced the closing of a new round of financing totalling C$76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem’s existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc. This injection of additional capital will help foster the company’s growth by continuing the development of its other projects, including in Varennes, Québec, […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada pushing for biodiesel demand to replace Chinese canola exports

Advanced Biofuels Canada pushing for biodiesel demand to replace Chinese canola exports

April 15, 2019 |

In Canada, Western Producer magazine reports that Advanced Biofuels Canada is calling for increased use of canola for biodiesel in an effort to reduce the negative impact resulting from China’s canola import ban. Achieving biodiesel mandates at the federal and provincial levels in 2017 would require 443,000 metric tons of seed but the Chinese used […]

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Canada looking to slap tariffs on ethanol imports following 2018 record

Canada looking to slap tariffs on ethanol imports following 2018 record

April 8, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Canada’s ambassador to the US says his country is preparing additional tariffs on imports from its southern neighbor for a wide variety of products that could include ethanol. A 45-day consultation period will be held after the proposal is announced to see which products will impact Canada the least but […]

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Comet Bio puts Sarnia plans on hold

Comet Bio puts Sarnia plans on hold

April 2, 2019 |

In Canada, local press reports that Comet Bio has halted plans to co-locate a cellulosic sugar production plant in Sarnia despite plans that the project was meant to come online this year because of a strategic shift to focus on fiber and high-fiber sweeteners instead. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada said Comet Bio was running into trouble […]

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Funding awarded for C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility

Funding awarded for C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility

March 18, 2019 |

In Canada, a C$285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility is being developed by Carbon Clean Energy Inc. The project aims to create low carbon intensity ethanol in response to Alberta’s new renewable fuel standards. Known as Project Wheatland, the state-of-the-art plant features an energy self-sufficient design that will also generate clean power from biogas production. […]

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McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

McGill University researchers produce ethanol from methanol using sunlight

February 19, 2019 |

In Canada, Science magazine reports that researchers from McGill University have developed a method of producing ethanol from methanol by using sunlight. Using gallium nitride nanowires “spiked” with magnesium as a catalyst, following successful results producing benzene from methane gas using the same technology, they were able to absorb UV rays from sunlight, negatively charging […]

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