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Should Vancouver Be Betting on Biodiesel? Peter Brown Believes the City Is primed to Produce Biofuel
November 30, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Dameon Pesanti (Columbian)  With the earnestness of a missionary, Peter Brown will proselytize about the eco-friendliness of biodiesel and methane digesters — or extol their virtues with the already converted. In his mind, Vancouver could …

City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change
November 28, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(FortisBC)  …  Together, FortisBC and Vancouver are working to increase the use and supply of renewable natural gas. FortisBC is an industry leader in renewable energy innovation through programs such as the Renewable Natural Gas …

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes
November 14, 2017 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard …

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air
November 1, 2017 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable oil and waste fill the gap to combat climate change and clean up our toxic …

A Dozen Global Cities Commit to Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets
October 24, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration.
Under the declaration, the city leaders have pledged to procure …

UBC Researchers Take the ‘Stink’ out of Wastewater Treatment
October 12, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus/Biomass Magazine)  A foul smell and safety concerns can leave many residents turning their nose at the idea of a wastewater treatment plant in their neighborhood.
But researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus …

Federal Government Seeking Partner to Look at Way to Create Domestic Jet Biofuel Industry
October 11, 2017 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Maura Forrest (National Post)  The federal government is looking at the potential of producing jet biofuels, in light of an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry.
Natural Resources Canada is looking …

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada
August 29, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … 1. Ottawa, Ontario  The biggest Canadian story of the year stems from the November 2016 announce by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced that Canada will adopt …

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors
July 21, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
“Methane is a …

S2G BioChem Announces Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia, Ontario
June 26, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(S2G BioChem/Marketwired)  Funding Support Provided by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada; Production of Xylitol to Begin in 2018  —  S2G BioChem (S2G), a developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, announced today that it has started work on the …

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels Complete Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft Demo Fleet’s Flights to EBACE
May 23, 2017 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(Bombardier)  First delivery of biofuels completed by AEG Fuels; Flights demonstrate companies’ shared commitment to sustainability  —  SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying …

SFU, KPU Researchers team up on solutions for clean food and water
May 19, 2017 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(Simon Fraser University )  Researchers at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are teaming up to develop sustainable clean-tech solutions that will provide potable water and clean food globally, in areas challenged by climate …

LCFS vs RFS: As Two Contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, Who Is the Greatest? Carbon 2017 Part 2 of 3
May 11, 2017 – 9:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard?
There are 4 primary differences.
1. An RFS creates a standard, and any fuel that …

Houston Firm Proposes $500 Million Biofuel Refinery in Longview
May 10, 2017 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  A Houston-based group of investors is once again looking to develop a biofuel refinery in Cowlitz County, more than a year after their plans for oil, propane and biofuel …

It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.
May 8, 2017 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Huffington Post)  The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to the surging climate movement. We surveyed all 50 U.S. states (and Washington, DC) to identify the ones with …

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy
May 2, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above its weight class” these days, …

Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste
April 26, 2017 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product …

Surrey MSW-to-Biofuel Plant Seen Commissioning in June
April 12, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the long-awaited MSW-to-biofuel plant in Surrey is preparing for commissioning in June, making it North America’s first plant of such kind. Waste collection trucks and other city vehicles …

Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil
March 27, 2017 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Molly Solomon (KUOW)  An oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver is off the table. The city approved a plan by the company NuStar that would allow it to ship and store ethanol, under the condition that …

CBA Event Highlights California’s Thriving Biodiesel Market
March 14, 2017 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Celia DuBose (California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jennifer Case, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance, ended her opening address at the sixth annual California Biodiesel Conference March 1 in Sacramento with one simple message: The world …

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation
March 14, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth. —  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada’s …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017
January 3, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.
As the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.
The bulk of mandates continue …

28 Days Later: Waste to Fuel
December 5, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, prepares to open a new biogas plant fed by its residents’ kitchen scraps and yard waste, the fuel from which will power its …

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at Its Dissolving Pulp Mill
December 1, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Fortress Paper/Lesprom.com) Fortress Paper Ltd. announces a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project (the “Birch Project”) at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch (the …

Canada to Adopt National Low Carbon Fuel Standard
November 28, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced that Canada will adopt a national clean fuels standard, as an important step for climate action and the growth of …

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 …

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think
November 4, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, …

8317267 Canada Brings Its Lignin Fractionation Tech out of Stealth
October 3, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In British Columbia, 8317267 Canada brought its Lignin Isolate Fractionation Technology out of stealth, describing it as “a cost-effective and highly efficient lignin purification and preparation process, designed to meet the demand for a …

Clarence Cigarette Company Expands Cannabis Research Program
September 11, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by  Stephen T. Watson (The Buffalo News)  A Clarence cigarette manufacturer says it has expanded its cannabis research program. The 22nd Century Group said its wholly owned subsidiary, Botanical Genetics, has launched a number of new …

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World
September 1, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many …

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 …

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 …

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility
July 3, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hernandez (CBC News)  New facility could produce up to 400,000 barrels of biocrude annually, says Canfor Pulp president  —  One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to get into the oil business.
Canfor is …

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.
June 28, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid expansion in biomass production for …

Memphis Firm Aims to Replace Oil in Plastic
June 22, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Risher (The Commercial Appeal)  A 75-year-old Memphis chemical plant may advance the environmentally friendly cause of non-food plant waste replacing a petroleum-based key ingredient in plastics, antifreeze and de-icer.
Pennakem LLC, which originated as …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols
June 20, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly impassible Khumbu Icefalls” of Death — filled with chasms, crevasses and painful progress towards the …

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 …

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass
May 31, 2016 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella and Canfor will form a joint-venture under the name “Licella Pulp Joint Venture” to integrate Licella’s unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp’s kraft and mechanical pulp …

Carbon Intensity Creates Opportunities
April 6, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Bernie Hoffman (K-Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The more proactive roles producers take in reducing carbon intensity, the more they will benefit as energy use reduction moves from an incentive to a requirement.  —  … Carbon intensity …

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, …

R20 and WRI, a Roadmap to Zero Waste and Sustainable Investing
March 15, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon/Biofuels Digest) A major worldwide effort is underway through the non-profit organization R20 Regions of Climate Action to assist sub-national states and jurisdictions in developing projects that promote clean energy and …

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016
March 3, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built inside a standard 20-foot shipping container. BioCube has successfully deployed its refinery on remote sites …

50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy
February 29, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(BC Cleantech CEO Alliance /NewsWire)  The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to …

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon
February 15, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to tax residents and businesses on their carbon emissions.

More than 350,000 voters signed petitions for Initiative …

Boeing Collaborates with Canadian Aviation Industry for Biofuel Project
February 2, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by  Vikas Vij (Just Means)  Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various industrial sectors. The country has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets …

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port
January 29, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol, according to its pre-application with the city. That would include increasing rail-unloading capacity from four …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.
Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel
January 27, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), both Oregon and British Columbia have also adopted low carbon transportation policies, and they are …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board
January 26, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?
In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

Oregon Joins Calif., BC in Climate Fight with Clean Fuels Program
December 16, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 9 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously to finalize the state’s clean fuels program (CFP). Oregon becomes the third jurisdiction on the West Coast—following California and …

Alberta Should Adopt Low-Carbon Fuel Standard: Bennett
December 9, 2015 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Business in Vancouver)  With world’s focus on Paris, energy minister challenges other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead  —  … Alberta’s NDP government has pledged to introduce a $30 per tonne carbon tax, phase out coal power …

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say
December 4, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2016.
The measure would impose a tax of $25 for every …

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project
December 3, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Boeing (NYSE: BA), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable …

Cowichan Opens Biodiesel Station with New PoS Technology
November 18, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Cowichan Energy Alternatives, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are holding a special grand opening ceremony Nov. 19 to celebrate Vancouver Island’s first Green & Go …

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science
October 26, 2015 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting to implement Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard , the state must first deal with some math …

Why DuPont Supports Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (OPINION)
October 2, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (OregonLive/DuPont)  As an American company operating since 1802, DuPont has been part of the ongoing movement to create science-powered solutions that make life better for people and the planet we share. Today, we …

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Oregon Climate Change Program
September 30, 2015 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press/MMC News)  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by oil companies challenging an Oregon carbon-reduction mandate.  U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken said Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard does …

Third Person Sentenced in Las Vegas for International Biofuel Fraud Conspiracy
September 29, 2015 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Federal Bureau of Investigation)  Alex Jariv, 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in illegal schemes to …

A Hoover for Atmospheric CO2
September 9, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why not reduce atmospheric CO2 by capturing it? Why pay $500-$1000 per ton to reduce CO2 via electric cars, if you could pay 80% less via a direct capture of …

Two Men Sentenced and Another Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas in International Biofuels Fraud Scheme
August 7, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(US Federal Bureau of Investigation)  James Jariv, 64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced in federal court in Las Vegas today to ten years in prison for his role in illegal schemes to generate fraudulent …

4 Minutes with… Mahmood Ebadian, Founder, Biomass Supply Chain Consulting
July 16, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My role is to design, plan and schedule biomass supply chains for commercial-scale biofuel plants.
I am currently working on two projects: 1) the viability study of the production of biojet …

Emails Show Inslee Administration Discussions With Energy Company On Columbia River Oil Refinery
June 30, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Conrad Wilson & Tony Schick (Northwest Public Radio)  … A Texas-based energy company wants to site a combined crude oil and biofuel refinery in Longview, Washington. The company’s goal is to capitalize on low carbon …

Rubber Security
March 31, 2015 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars — what about the petroleum in the tires?  Rubber security, as it turns out, offers …

4 Minutes with… Ian Thomson, President, Western Canada Biodiesel Association
February 11, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve lead the low-carbon fuels advocacy in British Columbia as the Pacific Coast states and BC take on clean fuel standards. We’re also very engaged in 2G. …
The Pacific Coast …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction
February 8, 2015 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a $2.5 billion gas refinery at the end of the year. The renewables and natural gas-to-gasoline plant …

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast
February 6, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast.  The report is available here.

There are four key original findings: (1) …

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 …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

Shanks Awarded Preferred Proponent Status for Surrey Organics Biofuel Processing Facility Project in Canada
December 19, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Shanks)   International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc (LSE: SKS) announces that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada, part of Shanks’ Organics Division, has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Surrey …

Canadian Government Funds Enzyme Research
December 8, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive $5 million to launch its Industrial Biocatalysis Network, which will explore new ways to use …

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la
December 4, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle high free fatty acid feedstocks like used cooking oil are coming into their hey-day, via …

UBC Research Looks to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy
November 19, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Two new Genome BC-funded projects led by UBC researchers will harness microbial community research to help tackle sustainable development challenges in biofuel and BC shale gas development.
The initiatives, led by UBC microbiologist …

B.C. Company Greasing the Wheels with Biodiesel Push
November 19, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(CleanTech Canada/CanadianManufacturing.com)  Greasecycle Inc. has found a new deep-fry devotee in the University of British Columbia (UBC).  When the school’s kitchens are busy pumping out French fries and chicken wings to warm bellies this winter, …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval For Innovative, Low-Emissions Biofuel Pathway From British Columbia
November 11, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Pollution Online/PR Newswire) BC Designates Trestle Energy as Lowest Emissions Ethanol Producer in U.S.
Today, Trestle Energy – an American startup with facilities in Mason City, Iowa – announced that British Columbia, Canada has officially approved its groundbreaking process for producing …

CRFA Member First to Bring E85 Ethanol to Western Canada
August 12, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Marketwired)  Arcade Station Opens as First and Only Gas Station in Western Canada to sell E85 Ethanol Fuel
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) congratulates Arcade Station, Western Canada’s only gas station selling …

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon
August 11, 2014 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks from climate change. Most need reliable water for production processes and products. Extreme weather and …

RNG: The Next Renewable Vehicle Fuel
June 18, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

By Stephanie Thorson  (Canadian Biogas Association /Biomass Magazine) Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a little-known fuel that has enormous potential to economically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation, a sector that has high emissions.

In the same …

Poplars Designed for Deconstruction: A Major Boon to Biofuels
June 2, 2014 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison/Biomass Magazine)  What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to …

Making Money from Lignin: Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
May 27, 2014 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Brett Israel (Georgia Institute of Technology)  When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage in the pulp industry has …

Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery
May 16, 2014 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Arthur J. Ragauskas, Gregg T. Beckham, Mary J. Biddy, Richard Chandra, Fang Chen, Mark F. Davis, Brian H. Davison, Richard A. Dixon, Paul Gilna, Martin Keller, Paul Langan, Amit K. Naskar, Jack N. Saddler, Timothy …

Pass the Mustard; Why Carinata Is Taking Root as Biofuel
April 17, 2014 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Don Konantz (Calyx Bio-Ventures/R&D Magazine)  … The “Holy Grail” of non-food feedstocks has arrived with a proprietary non-food energy feedstock crop called carinata which yields oil that is being refined into fuel that meet the specifications …

Lignin’s Big Leap
March 18, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and …

New Policy Paper Discusses Future of the Biochar Industry
February 24, 2014 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(University of Northern British Columbia)  Biochar, a renewable charcoal-like product derived from burning organic matter in a high-temperature oxygen-limited kiln, could be a substitute for the coal and some of the natural gas burned in …

Local Company Uses Biofuel for Transport
January 14, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Nelson Star)  For the first time since the horse and carriage, BC organic fruit is again being delivered without fossil fuels.
Kootenay foodies and entrepreneurs Paul and Clare Kelly of Winlaw are helping shoppers at organic …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.
The bulk of mandates …

Seaweed Viable for Biofuels in B.C., Says UVic Scientist
July 10, 2013 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Edward Hill (VICNEWS.com)  Seaweed – it’s great for sushi, and perhaps even better for biofuels.
A study by a University of Victoria mechanical engineering student has shown that large-scale seaweed farms could make environmental sense …

Island’s First Biofuel Blending Station Opens in Cowichan
July 2, 2013 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Liz Craig (HQCowichanValley.com)  … Thursday is the grand-opening of Vancouver Island’s first bio-diesel blending station at the CVRD’s Bings Creek Facility.
Mohammed Rahim, from Cowichan Energy Alternatives, said the blending station will give people more options …

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 …

Lignol Announces Investment and Technology Collaboration with Territory Biofuels Limited
March 18, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) (“LEC” or “the Company”), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced that it has subscribed for convertible notes with a principal value …

Texas Researcher Looks into Biodiesel Production from Lignin
January 25, 2013 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A two-year research project aims to crack the lignin question by engineering a microbe to break down the byproduct into a lipid, or fat, and then into biodiesel. The research …

Plans for Canada’s Largest Biofuel Facility Announced
September 27, 2012 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(Journal of Commerce)  The largest organics biofuel facility in Canada will be built in Surrey, B.C., as a way to divert waste from the landfill and turn it into natural gas.
…City spokeswoman Tara Foslien says …

Waste to Energy & Biofuel Projects Backed in BC
August 15, 2012 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  The agricultural industry in British Columbia, Canada is set to benefit from an investment in two waste to energy and biofuel projects under the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program.
According to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, an …

CORE BioFuel Prepares to Land Funding for First Biogasoline Plant
February 2, 2012 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Toronto-based CORE BioFuel Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Osprey Capital Partners Inc., Canada’s leading mid-market investment banking firm, to secure equity investment capital for financing the completion of …

The Fat of the Land
December 5, 2011 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(The Economist)  Green-minded motorists are making car fuel at home, from used cooking oil
…The recipe starts by filtering the breadcrumbs out with a mesh screen. After that you warm the oil up and add sodium …

Maple Leaf Reforestation to Build Biodiesel Plant in Canada
November 2, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Energy company Maple Leaf Reforestation (MLR) is to open a biodiesel facility in British Columbia, Canada, using next generation feedstock. …MLR aims to tap into this market, using the yellowhorn tree as a …

Streamlining Downstream Delivery
September 26, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Selling direct can improve a small-scale producer’s bottom line
…Aside from producing biodiesel, however, producers are faced with unpredictable swings in feedstock price and availability as well as fees associated with …

Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-Based Biofuels Technologies
August 9, 2011 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But a new generation of technologies is coming along fast, primarily in advanced biofuels, which is gasifying biomass at the front end along its path towards making fuels, chemicals or …

Boost for Biofuel Users in Cowichan Valley
July 25, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(Times Colonist)  A group of Cowichan Valley residents who rely on recycled cooking oil to fuel their vehicles can now process the biofuel in bigger batches thanks to new equipment.
The new processor is near the …

British Columbia Embracing Pine Beetle Crisis as Source of Green Energy
May 3, 2011 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by andypar (Envirogy)   …In light of all this, however, it appears British Columbia has found a way to turn their devastating Pine Beetle crisis into a source of Green Energy.
…Biofuel production uses organic materials to produce fuel …

Lignol Develops Engineering Design Package for Commercial Biorefiner
April 29, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector today announced it has completed an engineering design package for a commercial-scale biorefinery that would produce up to 80 …

CORE BioFuel Inc. Enters into Gasoline Purchase and Distribution Agreement with Elbow River Marketing LP
September 7, 2010 – 8:41 am | No Comment

(Core BioFuel, Inc.)  CORE BioFuel Inc., a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing an advanced biomass to gasoline production process, today announced that it had entered into an agreement with Elbow River Marketing Limited Partnership for …

FPInnovations Launches Renewable Biodiesel Study
June 3, 2010 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Journal of Commerce)  A $1.7-million field study on the potential use of biodiesel for off-road machinery in highway construction and forest operations is being conducted by FPInnovations, in partnership with Natural Resources, Canada’s National Renewable …

Manitoba Truckers Brace for Flawed Biodiesel Rule
September 17, 2009 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(Today’s Trucking)  In just a few weeks Manitoba will become the first province in Canada to mandate biodiesel.  …  All diesel fuel sold in the province as of Nov. 1 must contain a B2 average …