Tag: Canada

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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Canadian researchers develop bio-based N95 face masks

Canadian researchers develop bio-based N95 face masks

May 26, 2020 |

In Canada, the shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus — highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia have stepped up to the challenge, designing what could be the very […]

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NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem team on turning non-recyclable MSW into ethylene

NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem team on turning non-recyclable MSW into ethylene

May 11, 2020 |

In Canada, NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Enerkem have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. Working together, the companies will research advanced recycling technology to transform hard-to-recycle municipal waste, including items such as plastics, household waste, and construction materials, into […]

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Cielo secures new loan to help complete upgrades at Aldersyde facility

Cielo secures new loan to help complete upgrades at Aldersyde facility

May 6, 2020 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has issued a promissory note in favor of 1823741 Alberta Ltd., operating as Kwik-Fab Energy Services, a long-time supplier and contractor of the Company’s. Kwik-Fab, as a result of its solid long-term relationship with Cielo, has agreed to provide additional support to Cielo by converting C$1 million of its […]

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Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative closes down

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative closes down

May 4, 2020 |

In Canada, Blackburn News reports that farmer-owned Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative has closed its doors. The coop was set up to provide feedstock to the Comet Biorefining project in Sarnia but those plans were put on hold a year ago, so membership shares and investments made by farmers were given back and the business wound […]

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Canadian salmon cull to be used as biofuel feedstock

Canadian salmon cull to be used as biofuel feedstock

April 30, 2020 |

In Canada, Undercurrent News reports that Norwegian salmon giant Mowi had to cull 450,000 of its young salmon at its hatchery in Newfoundland and Labrador following a disease outbreak. The young salmon will be used for biofuel feedstock at a facility within the province, but it wasn’t indicated who would do the processing nor how much […]

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