Tag: Canada

Canada invests in forest-fiber face masks

Canada invests in forest-fiber face masks

August 10, 2020 |

In Canada, the government has invested in producing biodegradable face mask filters to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, has announced a $1.3 million investment in FPInnovations, a non-profit R&D private organization spanning the pulp and paper industry, forest operations, wood products, and bio-sourced products, to […]

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Steeper Energy Canada signs MOU with Calgary to produce fuel from sewage

Steeper Energy Canada signs MOU with Calgary to produce fuel from sewage

August 4, 2020 |

In Canada, the City of Calgary and Steeper Energy Canada Ltd. signed an MoU regarding the future transformation of the city’s sewage sludge and other urban generated bio-organic wastes for the production of sustainable biofuels such as renewable diesel or jet fuel. The MoU formalizes the intent of Calgary and Steeper Energy to see the […]

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Grain company lodges concerns about Cielo’s planned C$30 million waste-to-renewable diesel facility

Grain company lodges concerns about Cielo’s planned C$30 million waste-to-renewable diesel facility

July 27, 2020 |

In Canada, local press reports that public opposition is building up against Cielo’s planned C$30 million waste-to-renewable diesel facility. Paterson Grain filed a formal submission to Cypress County’s municipal planning commission saying the proposed facility would potentially risk its nearby operations due to “potential chemical exposure” leading to “severe and long-lasting implications.” Cielo has responded […]

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Advanced Biofuels Canada wants Clean Fuel Standard roll out to adhere to new timeline

Advanced Biofuels Canada wants Clean Fuel Standard roll out to adhere to new timeline

July 23, 2020 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) released its response to the June design update by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) for the proposed Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The update increases the 2030 target by 20% but provides an easing of 2022-2025 requirements. Together, the changes will increase cumulative liquid fuel emission reductions by 6% […]

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Dimension Five Technologies buys Aduro Energy

Dimension Five Technologies buys Aduro Energy

July 20, 2020 |

In Canada, Dimension Five Technologies Inc. has entered into a binding letter of intent with Aduro Energy Inc. to acquire 100% of the company. Aduro Energy, established in 2012, is an Ontario-based private company that has developed a highly flexible clean energy platform featuring three water-based technologies: Hydrochemolytic Plastics Upgrading (“HPU”); Hydrochemolytic Renewables Upgrading (“HRU”); […]

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Greenlane Biogas to upgrade Brazilian sugar mill’s biogas to RNG

Greenlane Biogas to upgrade Brazilian sugar mill’s biogas to RNG

July 7, 2020 |

In Canada, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed a $1.8 million contract with Grupo Cocal, a Brazilian sugar mill operator that refines sugar and produces ethanol biofuel from sugarcane. Greenlane will supply its Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system for this first-of-its-kind renewable natural gas (RNG) project. The Greenlane supplied system will process […]

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Canada looking to delay implementation of low carbon fuel standard

Canada looking to delay implementation of low carbon fuel standard

June 23, 2020 |

In Canada, the Canadian Press newspaper reports that the environment minister is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to ease the implementation of the national low carbon fuel standard. He says the policy will be fully rolled out by 2030 but that more biofuel blending will be required by 2026 to make up for […]

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UBC researchers look to produce pellets from low quality biomass

UBC researchers look to produce pellets from low quality biomass

June 11, 2020 |

In Canada, with financial support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Program, a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) aims to produce durable and homogeneous pellets with consistent quality from under-utilized and low-quality biomass resources in Canada. As a member of BioFuelNet Canada (BFN), the UBC Biomass & Bioenergy Research Group […]

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Canadian consortium launches RNG investment fund

Canadian consortium launches RNG investment fund

June 4, 2020 |

In Canada, Xebec Adsorption Inc. and Fonds de solidarité FTQ have created the GNR Québec Capital L.P. investment fund. With an initial capitalization of C$20 million, this new investment vehicle aims to increase renewable natural gas (RNG) production in Québec. Partners, particularly from the agricultural and municipal sectors, will have access to the capital and expertise needed to […]

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Canada launches EOI for lignin joint investment challenge

Canada launches EOI for lignin joint investment challenge

May 28, 2020 |

In Canada, Nextfor launched a series of High Performance Lignin Collaboration Forums to gather value chain feedback on the state of lignin product development in Canada and Ontario. Industry leaders worked together in these sessions to identify three opportunity maps for commercialization: • Polymers & Fine Chemicals • Resins & Adhesives • Thermoplastics & Composites […]

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