Tag: Ontario

Hemp airplane struggles to gain funding

Hemp airplane struggles to gain funding

December 31, 2019 |

In Ontario, Hempearth is raising funds to build the world’s first hemp airplane, and the company’s founder hopes to one day build the world’s first hemp spaceship.  Derek Kesek tells Anonymous News  that at least three quarters of the plane will be made of hemp, replacing fiberglass used in conventional planes with a material 10 […]

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Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

January 15, 2019 |

In Canada, local press reports there has been an outbreak of vomitoxin in Ontario-origin corn, some of which is used for ethanol production, that is causing challenges because the ethanol production process can’t kill the toxin and therefore would remain in DDGS. Levels have been detected at up to 25 times the allowed limits in […]

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Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

April 22, 2018 |

In Canada, the government of Ontario amended its regulation of renewable content in gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the province. Starting in 2020, the province will double the required renewable content in regular gasoline to 10%, require minimum greenhouse gas reductions for all biofuels, and expand renewable fuel options to include emerging low-carbon fuel […]

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Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative forms for advanced bioeconomy feedstocks

Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative forms for advanced bioeconomy feedstocks

November 20, 2016 |

In Ontario,  the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre at Lambton College and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park – collaboration with the OSGA and its partners – completed a techno-economic modelling feasibility study. The study identified suitable high value-added products and determined business scenarios where a beet-based sugar value chain could be re-established economically within southern Ontario. In […]

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Comet to build 30K ton biomass sugar plant in Ontario

Comet to build 30K ton biomass sugar plant in Ontario

February 19, 2016 |

In Washington, Comet Biorefining announced at ABLC 2016 the location of its commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in the TransAlta Energy Park in Sarnia, Ontario.  The 60 million pounds per year plant will come online in 2018 producing dextrose sugar from locally-sourced corn stover and wheat straw.  Corn stover consists of residues left in the field […]

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Ontario town to drop biodiesel in public transport for not providing expected benefits

Ontario town to drop biodiesel in public transport for not providing expected benefits

November 11, 2015 |

In Canada, Sault Ste. Marie is preparing to phase out the use of biodiesel in its public transport buses because it isn’t getting the benefit it hoped for from the 2 cents per liter additional cost. At first 5% was blended but that later fell to 2%. The biodiesel isn’t sourced locally, but instead brought […]

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Canada’s Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Center awards Ontario project to Battelle

Canada’s Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Center awards Ontario project to Battelle

July 7, 2014 |

In Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)’s bio-based technology request for proposal (RFP) has been awarded to Battelle. The purpose of the RFP was to attract a wood-based bioenergy project to the Sault, potentially leading to the construction of a commercial or demonstration plant in the city, which will stimulate local economic growth […]

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Methes closes on $1.5m in working capital for Ontario plant

Methes closes on $1.5m in working capital for Ontario plant

August 19, 2013 |

(Oops, did you arrive here looking for an article on lignin and enzymes? Try here.) In Canada, Methes Energies International has closed $1.5m in working capital needed to purchase feedstock, support the employees, and bring their Sombra, Ontario biodiesel plant into full operation. The funds are provided by a Toronto lending firm, after plant construction […]

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Plasco to build 15MW waste to electricity facility in Ontario

Plasco to build 15MW waste to electricity facility in Ontario

December 30, 2012 |

In Canada, the Plasco Energy Group announced it will build a 150,000 tonnes per year Waste Conversion Facility in Ottawa, using the Plasco Conversion System to create synthetic gas, which will produce approximately 15MW of net electricity that will be sold to the grid. Residual solids are refined using Plasma to produce slag which meets […]

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BIOX halts production at Ontario biodiesel plant

BIOX halts production at Ontario biodiesel plant

October 29, 2012 |

In Canada, BIOX has halted biodiesel production at their Hamilton, Ontario plant. Citing market conditions, the company intends to resume production in the 67 million liter facility after analyzing production volumes and pricing. The company’s stand-alone glycerin refinement system will remain in operation. “We remain confident in the long-term fundamentals of the broader biodiesel market, […]

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