Tag: Canada

Shell to have 40% interest in Enerkem Quebec project

Shell to have 40% interest in Enerkem Quebec project

January 11, 2021 |

In Canada, Shell will have a 40% interest in the plant using technology developed by Enerkem. Enerkem announced the project in December 2020, subject to finalization of commercial agreements. The approximately C$875 million commercial-scale facility will be constructed in Varennes, Québec, and will produce low-carbon fuels and renewable chemicals products from non-recyclable waste using Enerkem’s proprietary […]

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Rabobank not as positive as Growth Energy about ethanol’s ability to bounce back

Rabobank not as positive as Growth Energy about ethanol’s ability to bounce back

January 6, 2021 |

In Canada, Western Producer reports that despite Growth Energy’s assurances that the US ethanol industry will recover post-COVID, Rabobank believes otherwise because the industry was already in a difficult position before the pandemic. Although ethanol demand had improved by the end of 2020, down just 12% in November from the same period in 2019, Rabobank […]

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Husky Energy shuts down Lloydminster ethanol plant following fire

Husky Energy shuts down Lloydminster ethanol plant following fire

January 4, 2021 |

In Canada, CBC reports Husky Energy was forced to shut down its ethanol plant near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan following a loud boom and later and fire in a dryer. The fire was put out within one minute by the fire suppression system, resulting in no injuries to the two people working at the time but the […]

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Manitoba boosts ethanol blending to 9.25% from January 1

Manitoba boosts ethanol blending to 9.25% from January 1

December 23, 2020 |

In Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2021, the amount of ethanol required in gasoline in the province of Manitoba will increase to 9.25 per cent from 8.5 per cent. It will further grow to 10 per cent on Jan. 1, 2022. The biodiesel requirement will increase to 3.5 per cent from two per cent on Jan. […]

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RICanada welcomes draft regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard

RICanada welcomes draft regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard

December 22, 2020 |

In Canada, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) welcomes the Government of Canada’s publication of draft regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The draft regulations represent an important step forward in Canadian policy towards recognizing the full value of clean fuels like ethanol, biomass-based diesel, renewable natural gas, and green hydrogen in the fight against climate […]

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Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy securityholders approve proposed integration

Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy securityholders approve proposed integration

December 16, 2020 |

In Canada, Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. announced that securityholders from both companies have voted to support the proposed transaction, announced October 25, 2020, to combine the two companies into a resilient integrated energy leader. The transaction will make Cenovus Energy Western Canada’s largest ethanol producer by incorporating Husky Energy’s ethanol plants in […]

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Quebec awards $4.55M to non-profit demoing biofuels from forestry waste

Quebec awards $4.55M to non-profit demoing biofuels from forestry waste

December 1, 2020 |

In Canada, the Quebec Government has awarded funding totaling $4.55 million to non-profit organization Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) under a program called Technoclimat from Transition Énergétique Québec (TEQ) for a project to develop and demonstrate the potential of producing advanced biofuels from locally-sourced forestry waste in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada. The funding will be used […]

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KFC Canada hatches plan to reduce plastic

KFC Canada hatches plan to reduce plastic

November 30, 2020 |

In Canada, KFC is debuting biodegradable cutlery.  The ubiquitous purveyor of seven herbs and spices expects the switch to sporks made of bamboo, corn, and sugarcane will eliminate 40 million pieces of plastics from its waste stream. The new cutlery, which debuts in December, breaks down into biomass, carbon dioxide, and water at room temperature.  […]

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Ontario heads for E15 to help local ethanol producers

Ontario heads for E15 to help local ethanol producers

November 30, 2020 |

In Canada, the Ontario government is making gasoline that drivers use every day cleaner by becoming the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent. This change is expected to result in an annual reduction of up to one megaton of greenhouse gas […]

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BC recycling company becomes leading liquid feedstock provider for biofuels

BC recycling company becomes leading liquid feedstock provider for biofuels

November 25, 2020 |

In Canada, West Coast Reduction, a family-owned waste recycling company that has been operating for more than 50 years in British Columbia, has turned into the region’s largest supplier of biofuel feedstock. The company produces 250,000 metric tons of liquid feedstock that is now being used by Parkland, a local oil refinery, for co-processing into […]

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