Tag: Canada

First Canadian patent secured for UC Berkeley CRISPR patents

First Canadian patent secured for UC Berkeley CRISPR patents

January 5, 2023 |

In Canada, ERS Genomics announced that its first Canadian patent, CA 2872241, with broad claims to compositions and methods of using CRISPR/Cas9 in humans, animals, plants, and microbes has been granted to the CVC group. CVC stands for University of California, University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier and is the acronym used to describe the owners […]

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Mercer Timber Products secures SURE certification for its biomass

Mercer Timber Products secures SURE certification for its biomass

January 3, 2023 |

In Canada, the SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES Verification Scheme (SURE) is a certification that offers bioenergy producers the ability to prove that the bioenergy they produce meets the sustainability requirements of the Biomass Sustainability Ordinance (BioSt-NachV). Mercer Timber Products has deliberately chosen SURE certification as it directly supports and underlines the Mercer value of sustainability. SURE is […]

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Meadow Lake Tribal Council Bioenergy Center providing power to around 5,000 homes

Meadow Lake Tribal Council Bioenergy Center providing power to around 5,000 homes

January 2, 2023 |

In Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reports Meadow Lake Tribal Council Bioenergy Center in northwestern Saskatchewan is pumping out energy for the community during its first winter in action. The country’s largest First Nations-owned sawmill, NorSask Forest Products, has been burning its wood waste in a beehive burner for the past 50 years but a […]

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Canadian canola demand seen soaring thanks to renewable diesel production

Canadian canola demand seen soaring thanks to renewable diesel production

December 29, 2022 |

In Canada, the Alberta Farm Express reports the national canola association expects renewable diesel production to soar domestically, significantly increasing demand for canola. It expects production to reach 1 billion liters by 2024, doubling the year after before reaching more than doubling again to 4.5 billion liters in 2027. Crushing capacity will need to increase […]

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Solarvest BioEnergy closes first tranche of private placement

Solarvest BioEnergy closes first tranche of private placement

December 26, 2022 |

In Canada, Solarvest BioEnergy Inc. announced that it has closed a first tranche of a non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 4,609,000 units for gross proceeds of C$460,900. Each Unit consists of one common share and one whole share purchase warrant. Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional Common Share of the […]

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Nature Energy to invest up to $1B in up to 10 Quebec biomethane plants

Nature Energy to invest up to $1B in up to 10 Quebec biomethane plants

December 26, 2022 |

In Canada, in the coming years, around $1 billion will be invested in building up to 10 biomethane plants in Quebec together with Énergir, Quebec’s leading gas supply company. This is Nature Energy’s largest investment to date outside the country’s borders. Nature Energy and Énergir will jointly develop, build, and operate biomethane plants that together […]

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Enviva agrees 10 year take-or-pay supply contract for Europe

Enviva agrees 10 year take-or-pay supply contract for Europe

December 21, 2022 |

In Canada, Enviva Inc. announced the signing of a new 10-year take-or-pay off-take fuel supply contract with an existing European customer, extendable for up to five years. Enviva expects to supply 800,000 metric tons of industrial-grade wood pellets per year, with deliveries expected to commence during 2027, subject to certain conditions precedent. Terms and conditions related […]

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Canadian research team develops biodegradable glitter

Canadian research team develops biodegradable glitter

December 19, 2022 |

In Canada, a research team at University of Saskatchewan has developed a biobased and biodegradable glitter made from cellulose nanoparticles. Dubbed ChiralGlitter, the breakthrough offers an alternative to conventional glitter, which is made using microplastics and metals that persist in the environment. “In modern glitter production, aluminum and polyethylene terephthalate (microplastics) are usually combined to […]

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Canola price volatility seen increasing as demand for renewable diesel increases

Canola price volatility seen increasing as demand for renewable diesel increases

December 15, 2022 |

In Canada, Western Producer reports that increased biofuel demand for canola oil is expected to increase price volatility for the commodity moving forward. The Canadian Oilseed Processors Association expects canola demand for biofuels to jump to 6.5 million metric tons by 2030, up from just 1.8 million tons in 2020 while production is seen increasing […]

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority testing various low- and zero-emission fuels and technologies

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority testing various low- and zero-emission fuels and technologies

December 8, 2022 |

In Canada, The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, together with partners from across the port community, is testing various low- and zero-emission fuels and technologies at the Port of Vancouver, as part of the port authority’s efforts to phase out all port-related emissions by 2050 in support of the Government of Canada’s goal to achieve net-zero […]

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