Tag: NRC

Natural Resources Canada focused on oil & gas research while ditching biofuels

Natural Resources Canada focused on oil & gas research while ditching biofuels

December 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Natural Resources Canada failed to spend $298.6 million that was budgeted for biofuels, green energy, energy efficiency and technology plans last year, yet somehow spent more than $438 million on programs for oil and gas research and market development, including research on how to clean up spills. Of the total, $113 million went […]

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Bioenterprise Corporation to receive Canadian National Research Council funding

Bioenterprise Corporation to receive Canadian National Research Council funding

June 23, 2014 |

In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Bioenterprise Corporation has been approved for funding for the National Expansion of Commercialization Services for the Agricultural Sector funded by the National Research Council through the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program. Bioenterprise Corporation is a business accelerator and commercialization agent, established to help promote the creation, […]

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National Research Council continues to search for low lead aviation gasoline alternatives

National Research Council continues to search for low lead aviation gasoline alternatives

June 19, 2013 |

In Canada, the National Research Council of Canada has announced a new project to assist in the development and testing of an alternative for low lead (100LL) aviation gasoline. The project, which is in response to concerns from the aviation industry over the replacement of 100LL with a no-lead alternative, will seek ways to reduce […]

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Canada to build oilsands CO2 to biofuels facility

Canada to build oilsands CO2 to biofuels facility

May 13, 2013 |

In Canada, the National Research Council (NRC), Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Pond Biofuels plan to build a $19-million facility in Alberta to convert greenhouse gas emissions from the Canadian oilsands into biofuels. The company will use algae to recycle carbon dioxide emissions from Canadian Natural’s Primrose South oilsands site. The project is expected to […]

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4 Reasons Why Canada is becoming a biofuels hotspot

4 Reasons Why Canada is becoming a biofuels hotspot

January 15, 2013 |

Strong biofuels flight results, advances in algae, new commitments in venture capital and revived interest from the Canadian Navy. Biofuels are off to a fast start in 2013 in Canada. Canada’s been known for years as the home of several important technology players – Iogen, for one; but more recently, Greenfield Ethanol has been aiming […]

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NRC says algae biodiesel isn’t sustainable at scale

NRC says algae biodiesel isn’t sustainable at scale

October 29, 2012 |

In Washington, a new study from the National Research Council says large-scale algae biodiesel production—as it is now—uses unsustainable amounts of water, energy and fertilizer, including carbon dioxide, nitrate and phosphate. GHG emissions from algae biodiesel may not even be lower than petroleum-based fuels. The NRC suggests continued research into algae to find better ways […]

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Canada launches first ever 100% biojet-fuelled flight

Canada launches first ever 100% biojet-fuelled flight

September 24, 2012 |

In Canada, the first flight in the world to ever be entirely powered by biojet fuel will depart from Ottawa in late October. In partnership with Applied Research Associates and Agrisoma Biosciences, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) developed biojet fuel from 100 per cent oilseed for the commercial airline industry. A NRC Falcon […]

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Key partnership formed to test 100% drop-in ReadiJet aviation Fuel

Key partnership formed to test 100% drop-in ReadiJet aviation Fuel

September 13, 2012 |

In Germany, Applied Research Associates, Chevron Lummus Global, the National Research Council of Canada, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Agrisoma Biosciences, announced an agreement to CLG and ARA’s 100% drop-in ReadiJet™ Fuel. ARA and NRC will test the renewable jet fuel against ASTM and military specifications and evaluate the fuel in ground based […]

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The Mayflower heads for China: pessimists, optimists divide on biofuels future

The Mayflower heads for China: pessimists, optimists divide on biofuels future

October 17, 2011 |

The NRC says biofuels will not meet US mandates at current rate of progress. Too pessimistic? Stating the obvious? The Digest looks at the pace of development, and the problems of peering into the future. In Washington, the National Research Council released a study on the potential for biofuels production that has ruffled feathers throughout […]

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