Tag: Licella

The Wonder from Down Under, and Canada’ll fund ‘er: Canfor picks up $13M for Licella biofuels project

The Wonder from Down Under, and Canada’ll fund ‘er: Canfor picks up $13M for Licella biofuels project

March 14, 2017 |

In Ottawa, the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, pledged  a $13M  non-repayable contribution through Sustainable Development Technology Canada that will enable Canfor to further develop and demonstrate Licella’s technology — it will take what is a currently a waste product from its production processes and develop it into a low-cost biofuels […]

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The Wonder from Down Under goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

The Wonder from Down Under goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

March 14, 2017 |

Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into a drop-in fuel hydrocarbon. The compelling features of supercritical are several: 1. It uses all of the biomass, including lignin. So, higher yields, fewer discussions on how to monetize […]

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Licella, Canfor form JV for low-cost, drop-in biofuels from wood residues and biomass

Licella, Canfor form JV for low-cost, drop-in biofuels from wood residues and biomass

May 29, 2016 |

Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp’s kraft and mechanical pulp mills to economically convert biomass, including wood residues from Canfor Pulp’s kraft pulping processes, into biocrude oil, to produce next generation biofuels and biochemicals. This […]

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The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

May 29, 2016 |

Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into a drop-in fuel hydrocarbon. The compelling features of supercritical are several: 1. It uses all of the biomass, including lignin. So, higher yields, fewer discussions on how to monetize […]

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Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

January 12, 2015 |

Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market?  The Digest investigates. We have written it elsewhere that “good companies make money in good markets, but great companies make money in tough markets,” and by most accounts, the $50 oil […]

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It’s 2014: get cracking!

It’s 2014: get cracking!

January 29, 2014 |

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

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Australian Government awards $10 million to Licella, Muradel as accelerator towards commercial scale

Australian Government awards $10 million to Licella, Muradel as accelerator towards commercial scale

March 1, 2013 |

Algae, drop-in fuels get a kick-start from $3.2 billion ARENA funds In Australia, two key projects focused on algae biofuels and drop-in fuels from wood biomass and residues took major steps forwards with an Australian Government investment of $10.0 million, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Program. The Minister for […]

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Licella’s Fibre Fuels – drop-in biofuels, in pictures

Licella’s Fibre Fuels – drop-in biofuels, in pictures

February 25, 2013 |

What is fibre fuel, how does it displace petroleum via supercritical technology, and what does the plant look like? A cryptic note appeared less than two weeks ago in the Bay of Plenty Times, a newspaper servicing the northern tip of New Zealand and its largest commercial port, in Tauranga. “Z Energy and Norske Skog, […]

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