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Canadian Company Envisions Maine as Site for Biorefinery
February 21, 2017 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Tex Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  Ensyn Corp., which makes heating oil from wood waste, already supplies Bates College and needs more customers before it can build a plant here.  —  A Canadian company that …

Construction of Quebec Biomethane Project Underway
December 29, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Infrastructure Canada & Government of Quebec/Biomass Magazine)  Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes on Dec. 19 to break ground for construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société …

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn
December 1, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects
November 15, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!
November 6, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fibria, Lallemand
October 18, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change
October 11, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is considering that would allow conventional refineries to receive renewable fuel credits for using drop-in biofuels …

Report: Canadian Ethanol Industry Operating at Full Capacity
August 25, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting the nation’s ethanol industry has consolidated and plants are running at capacity.

The …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

Enerkem’s Facility in Edmonton Becomes the First ISCC Certified Plant in the World to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Biomethanol
August 24, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(Enerkem/Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, …

Governments of Canada and Quebec Support Innovative Renewable Fuel Oil Project
August 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Ensyn)  Support for clean technology innovation is vital to growing Canada’s economy and addressing climate change. With its abundance of renewable biomass, Canada has the potential to develop a strong and globally competitive bioenergy sector.

The Governments of …

Ensyn Breaks Ground on New 10 Million Gallon Advanced Biofuels Project in Quebec
July 30, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Ensyn announced ground-breaking on a new 10.5 million gallon biocrude project in Port-Cartier Quebec.  The facility, which will be 50% owned by Ensyn and will receive financing support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

The …

Canada and Quebec to Provide C$76.5 Million to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada
July 20, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide C$76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues …

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas
July 17, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(Gaz Metro/Biomass Magazine)  Gaz Métro is proud to announce that, over the past several months, it has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas. The trials, carried …

DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies
June 30, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This first Department-wide round …

Ontario Slates $100 Million toward Renewable Natural Gas
June 6, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Ontario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to foster growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the province.

On May 26, the Ontario Ministry …

Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: The Gold Rush Ahead in Nanocellulose
June 3, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s that way for nanocellulose, too — a material made from the largest organisms imaginable — our friends, the trees — which display astonishing Marvel-like properties when processed into nanofibrils …

Examining the Latest Developments in Converting Organic Waste into Renewable Energy
June 2, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) With municipalities increasingly collecting organic waste, finding ways to convert that waste into clean energy is a hot topic in the solid waste industry.

A multitude of techniques are in use or being …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

Renewable Drop-iIn Fuels at Scale, Construction in 2016: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Ensyn
November 9, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than …

Enerkem Raises C$152.6 Million in Financings; Initiates Biomethanol Production
September 9, 2015 – 9:47 am | No Comment

(Enerkem, Inc.)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today it has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated the production of biomethanol from non-recyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility …

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015
July 31, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to expand their professional network and form new partnerships, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is …

Cascades Announces Major Investments in Biorefinery Project at Cabano Plant
April 16, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Cascades/PRNewswire) Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue paper, is pleased to announce the company’s investment in a new technology at its Norampac …

Carbon Pricing Coming to Ontario, Strategy to Be Unveiled this Year
January 14, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Morrow (Globe and Mail)    The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on carbon emissions after nearly seven years of delays.   The Liberals have promised to make …

4 Minutes with… Dr. Donald L. Smith, McGill University, CEO and Scientific Director of BioFuelNet
December 31, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  BioFuelNet is a not-for-profit company whose objective is to network all elements (academic, industry, government) of the advanced biofuels community in Canada in order to accelerate development of a …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania
December 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and …

Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters
December 18, 2014 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Katie Valentine (ThinkProgress)   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has big plans for carbon reductions in his state, as outlined in climate change and transportation proposals announced by the governor’s office this week.

On Tuesday, Inslee …

Gaz Métro & ANGI for Quebec BioNGVs
December 15, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  Compost Collection Supports Saint-Hyacinth Fleet Vehicles

Canada’s Gaz Métro utility and the compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ANGI Energi have played key roles in the commitment by the Quebec town …

Enerkem, Akzo Nobel to Explore European Market
November 19, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Enerkem Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe.

“Enerkem’s global expansion follows the launch of our waste-to-biofuels …

Enerkem Partners with AkzoNobel to Jointly Explore Development of Waste-to-Chemicals Facilities in Europe
November 12, 2014 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, today announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop …

Transforming Toxic Waste into Green Energy
November 3, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Christian Durand (Concordia University)  Emerging graduate research at Concordia seeks to turn pulp mills into dynamic biorefineries

How can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia …

Enerkem: Alberta’s Municipal Waste to Fuels Juggernaut, in Pictures
October 31, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) How does a technology take municipal solid waste and turn it into liquid fuels and chemicals?  What’s the “death of landfill” all about in terms of creating value streams from …

Enerkem Announces New Project Partnership in China
October 28, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Enerkem/PR NewsWire)  Enerkem Inc. (http://www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, today announced it has signed an agreement with Qingdao City Construction Investment Group Co. Ltd. to develop a project partnership to jointly build a municipal …

Waste-to-Biofuel Facility Opens
June 6, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by (Biofuels International) …Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

The facility will have a production capacity of up to 38 million litres per year and is expected …

Carbon Market Lessons and Global Policy Outlook
March 21, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer, Daniel Raimi (Science Magazine)  Prices in the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) spent 2013 at historic lows. Elected officials have promised to repeal the Australian carbon market. …

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches
March 7, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their bio-hydrogen expression system following the …

Sale of Ethanol Plant’s Waste Heat Will Eliminate Smokestack
February 27, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Peter Epp (QMI Agency/Chatham Daily News) It might not happen this year, but plans are in place for GreenField Ethanol’s smokestack at its Bloomfield Road production facility to be removed once the energy company starts …

Enerkem and GreenField, Partners in VANERCO, Announce up to $39.8 Million in Repayable Contribution from the Canadian Government
September 27, 2013 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Yahoo!Finance/VANERCO)  Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver today confirmed SDTC’s financial contribution in VANERCO, the joint venture partnership formed by Enerkem (www.enerkem.com and GreenField www.gfsa.com) to build and operate a cellulosic ethanol facility integrated with GreenField’s existing …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2
June 21, 2013 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there was a second panel on scale-up and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. As with the session …

Enerkem Starts “Drop-In” Renewable Fuels R&D Project
May 14, 2013 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Enerkem/PR NewsWire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, announces the launch of a new research project with the Government of Canada. The objective of the project is to develop new catalytic processes for …

ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative
May 8, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper)  The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean energy technologies that create high-quality jobs, generate new economic opportunities and protect the environment.

To this end, on May …

Irreversible Does Not Mean Unavoidable
April 26, 2013 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by H. Damon Matthews, Susan Solomon (Science Magazine) Understanding how decreases in CO2 emissions would affect global temperatures has been hampered in recent years by confusion regarding issues of committed warming and irreversibility. The notion that there will …

Energy Farms: Is the Time Ripe?
March 23, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/ Euro Marketing Tools)  Biodiesel, ethanol and livestock production, wind turbines and photovoltaic installments situated in close proximity make energy—and economic—sense

The concept is that if alternate forms of energy can be produced …

New Committee Working to Ensure Canada’s Renewable Fuels Future
March 21, 2013 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced a new committee and classification of membership to advance next generation biofuels in Canada. The new committee and its members represent leaders …

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World
December 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities owned by companies such as …

Corporate Social Responsibility: Creating Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development November 5-9, 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 24, 2012 – 11:48 am | No Comment
Corporate Social Responsibility: Creating Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development    November 5-9, 2012   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The essential course to prepare professionals to work in the expanding field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development 

McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development and the law firm of Fasken Martineau are …

The Trash Spread: Enerkem Heads for Scale, with Advanced Biofuels from MSW
September 7, 2012 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Breakthroughs in making consistent syngas from negative-cost municipal solid waste spells “big prospects” for Enerkem in biobased fuels and chemicals.

In oil we have the crack spread, corn ethanol and soy-based …

How Cellulosic is Rising from Corn: Investing in Cellulosic Production Could Improve Profit Gargins at Corn Ethanol Plants
July 24, 2012 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The once futuristic vision of integrating traditional and second-generation ethanol facilities appears more attainable as various companies emerge with technology improvements that will allow corn ethanol producers to add …

Wood Telephone Poles Turned to Ethanol
July 17, 2012 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Bill Esler (Woodworking Network)    Enerkem Inc.  a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, says it has begun production of cellulosic ethanol from used wood telephone poles at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec. Enerkem CEO Vincent …

Enerkem Begins Ethanol Production from Waste at Its Demonstration Facility in Westbury, Quebec
June 7, 2012 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/Enerkem)  Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec.

“The start of ethanol production at our Westbury facility is …

CelluForce Celebrates the Inauguration of the World’s First NanoCrystalline Cellulose Demonstration Plan
February 6, 2012 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(CelluForce)  CelluForce officially inaugurated today the world’s first NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) demonstration plant at the Domtar pulp and paper mill site in Windsor, Quebec.

Jean Moreau, President and CEO of CelluForce, was accompanied by the Canadian …

Turn Up the Heat: Researchers Explore Heat-Resistant Enzymes
December 8, 2011 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …“Thermophilic fungi can be found worldwide, most commonly in habitats where self-heating of plant material results in high temperatures, such as compost heaps, municipal waste, plant straw, and animal …

Trash-to-Fuel Company Enerkem Raises Another $30M
August 1, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Matthew Lynley (Green Beat)  Enerkem, a company that specializes in converting unusable waste into ethanol and other chemicals, announced today that it has raised $30 million in an extension of its most recent funding round.

Enerkem …

An Astonishing 2,564 Miles Per Gallon Achieved at Shell Eco-Marathon® Americas 2011
April 22, 2011 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(Shell/PRNewsWire)  Quebec’s Universite Laval Defends Title Winning Shell Eco-marathon Americas for Third Consecutive Year

Going the farthest distance might sound like a foot race. But this past weekend, it meant stretching the boundaries of fuel efficiencyas …

Canada Invests C$80 Mln in Quebec Biofuel Plant
March 15, 2010 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Reuters) Canada will invest nearly C$80 million ($77 million) to expand a Quebec ethanol plant, the government said on Tuesday, as it promotes the use of the grain-based fuel as a substitute to gasoline and …

Quebec Company Turns Trash Into Fuel
October 29, 2009 – 8:41 am | No Comment

by John Lorinc  (New York Times) Enerkem, a green energy company based in Quebec, has developed an alternative approach to mining the carbon out of non-recyclable plastics, construction waste and other materials found in the municipal …