Governments investing in $875M biofuel plant project in Montreal
Varennes Carbon Recyling project uses technology developed by Enerkem to process non-recyclable materials.
B.C. climate change plan aims to build economy around renewable energy
The plan will require all new buildings to be net-zero energy ready by 2032.
Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets
An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.
Halifax firms receives $2.6M to turn waste into biofuel
Funding will support the construction of a demonstration facility outside Halifax.
Federal government invests $43M in clean technology innovation
Includes $23 million for two BC-based clean energy projects.
Green power: a battery breakthrough and wood-to-gas
University of Waterloo and Gaz Metro provide alternatives to traditional energy sources.
Time to drop costly biofuels subsidies: Ecofiscal report
Canadian commission finds ethanol and biodiesel policies cost about $640 million a year.
Natural gas bills won’t show cost of Ontario’s cap and trade plan
Charges will instead be included in the ‘delivery’ line on natural gas bills.
Canfor-Licella JV to convert biomass to biocrude
Cat-HTR technology will be used to produce biofuels and biochemicals.
Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel
The sunflower’s sticky cousin is on the verge of being turned into diesel fuel, and someday could fuel jetliners.
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New Zealand brewery DB Export has created a biofuel made using the leftover yeast from brewing its beer.
United invests $30M in biofuels maker
Says it will help the airline meet US emission regulations.
Venture aims to boost advanced biofuel demand in Canada
Bullfrog Power will convert used cooking oil into biodiesel for companies that want to offset their carbon emissions.
Cascades investing $26M to expand Quebec cardboard plant
Will install new process that produces biofuel derived from natural plant polymer.
Research casts doubt on benefits of cornfield waste biofuels
They release 7% more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with gasoline.
First outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl could be ‘greenest’ as well
Biodiesel processed from waste cooking oil will be used to help power the mammoth MetLife stadium.
Enerkem commissions front-end systems at Alberta biofuels facility
The Edmonton facility will divert 90% of the city’s waste stream to produce biomethanol and other biofuels.
Obama climate plan targets coal
Will push for renewable energy projects, international agreements.
France, Canada to cooperate on use of seaweed for biofuel
Memorandum is an attempt to change EU concerns over Canada’s environmental record.
Lignol, Territory Biofuels to reopen Australian biodiesel plant
Darwin, Australia facility has an annual capacity of 150 million litres of biodiesel.
From PLANT’s print edition: Biofuel takes flight
Oil from tiny seeds will cut aerospace emissions.
Resolute plans $10 million Thunder Bay wood pellet plant
Will create 24 jobs to turn residual materials into a source of renewable energy.
Winnipeg plant didn’t have proper permit to store biofuel
An Oct. 1 fire at a biodiesel, racing car methanol and windshield washer fluid manufacturer caused more than $15 million in damage.
Jet takes flight using 100% Agrisoma biofuel
Emissions to be analyzed from NRC’s specially adapted Falcon 20
Biox to build biodiesel plant at NY Harbour
Biox, a renewable energy company has secured a deal with International-Matex Tank Terminals to construct a biodiesel production facility in New York Harbour.
Bombardier wins $31M order for TRAXX locomotives
Bombardier Transportation has won an order from Bure Equity Fund for seven Bombardier TRAXX F140 AC locomotives designed for freight transport in Sweden and Norway.
Biofuel soars at Paris air-show
Boeing becomes first to send plane on transatlantic flight using biofuel in all engines
Fossil fuel sometimes “greener” than biofuels
As the aviation industry pushes to replace fossil fuels with biofuels, MIT researchers say biofuels aren’t necessarily the greener choice.
$1.8M to demonstrate waste-to-biofuel technology
Ethanol made from wood chips and debris. Photo: Enerkem…
Biofuel process to develop sugar substitute, cellulose ethanol
WATERDOWN, Ont.: SunOpta BioProcess Inc. will get up to…