Tag: Canada

Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

April 16, 2018 |

In Canada, building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10% by 2020. The expanded mandate is a made-in-Ontario solution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that improves air quality in a way that is both practical and effective. Once fully implemented, […]

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Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

Argentina exported biodiesel to Canada for the first time in March

April 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, with the US biodiesel almost entirely blocked to the imports, Reuters reports that 29,000 metric tons found their way to Canada in March instead—and for the first time ever. Bunge and Argentina’s AGD joint venture Ecofuel sold the biodiesel. The country could potentially buy as much as 200,000 tons of biodiesel this year […]

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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada invests in Benefuel’s latest financing round

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada invests in Benefuel’s latest financing round

April 4, 2018 |

In Canada, based on BIC’s assessment of Benefuel’s technology and business plan, BIC has approved an investment as part of Benefuel’s current financing round. This investment will allow Benefuel to complete the engineering needed as a final step before the construction of its first, commercial demonstration plant in Sarnia. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has been […]

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Government of Ontario grants more than C$1 million to CHAR Technologies for biocoal project

Government of Ontario grants more than C$1 million to CHAR Technologies for biocoal project

April 2, 2018 |

In Canada, CHAR Technologies Ltd. announced it has been approved for a grant totaling C$1,062,385 provided by the Government of Ontario through the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (“LCIF”).  The grant is in support of CHAR’s CleanFyre biocoal project, with participation from ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Canada’s largest flat roll steel producer and a lead user of CleanFyre […]

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Enerkem and NREL make high octane biofuel breakthrough

Enerkem and NREL make high octane biofuel breakthrough

March 21, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it had succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. The chemical engineering expertise at Enerkem’s Innovation Centre in Westbury, Quebec, allowed the company to successfully develop a process that uses its proprietary waste-to-biofuel technology […]

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Agrisoma Biosciences scores C$12 million investment round

Agrisoma Biosciences scores C$12 million investment round

March 15, 2018 |

In Canada, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. announced it has completed a C$12 million investment round. In addition to new investor Desjardins Capital, the lead investor Cycle Capital Management and existing investors BDC Capital and Lune Rouge also participated in the round. “The biofuel developed by Agrisoma allows for a major change in the greenhouse gas emissions […]

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NREL helps Natural Resources develop an Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator

NREL helps Natural Resources develop an Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator

March 6, 2018 |

In Canada, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory teamed up with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to create the Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator, a Canadian version of the lab-developed Alternative Fueling Station Locator. The tool, which is part of a significant investment by the Canadian government to expand the country’s electric and alternative fueling […]

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Air Liquide Canada inaugurates new CO2 recovery facility co-located at Greenfield ethanol plant

Air Liquide Canada inaugurates new CO2 recovery facility co-located at Greenfield ethanol plant

February 13, 2018 |

In Canada, Air Liquide Canada officially inaugurated its brand new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant last week, strategically located at the Greenfield ethanol plant in Johnstown, Ontario where it recovers raw CO2. This truly unique plant is the only one in Canada with a Health Canada drug establishment licence authorizing the fabrication, testing, packaging and […]

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Canada sexures C$280 million in new financing round

Canada sexures C$280 million in new financing round

February 6, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has completed a C$280 million investment round–its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. Existing Enerkem investors include Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Waste Management of Canada, Investissement Québec, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Cycle Capital, Fondaction, The Westly […]

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Low oil prices push Canadian biodiesel plant into receivership

Low oil prices push Canadian biodiesel plant into receivership

February 5, 2018 |

In Canada, Saskatchewan-based Milligan Biofuels that has bought up to 50,000 metric tons of off-spec canola from the prairie region to produce 20 million liters of biodiesel annually has entered receivership and closed its doors because it can no longer compete with low oil prices. Calgary’s Hardie and Kelly is handling the administration of the […]

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