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Take-Off: 350 Million Bucks towards Drop-in Aviation Biofuels for the California Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, World Energy announced a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two ethanol producers are adopting quite different innovative technologies to add value to their corn oil—one making biodiesel with supercritical methods, the other making

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

British Columbia’s Low-Carbon Fuels Program

by Michael Rensing (British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources/Iea Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  Among provincial regulations, British Columbia’s (BC) low-carbon fuels program has proven to be a successful program1 to reduce

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in Canada: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Mahmood Ebadian and Jack Saddler (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter) … Currently, over 96% of the transportation sector in Canada is fuelled by petroleum products, making this sector the second largest emitter

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

LCFS Matures: Amendments to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Lead to Favorable Changes for the Ethanol Industry.

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The LCFS is administered by the California Air Resources Board and uses a market-based cap-and-trade approach to ultimately lower GHG emissions, says Jessica Buckley,

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Driving Decarbonization: How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Is Helping the Environment While Saving Lives and Growing the Biobased Economy

by Bryan Sherbacow (World Energy)  … To understand a low carbon fuel standard, it’s best to look at California as an example. California is one of two states (neighboring state, Oregon, is

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Clarifies Concerns, Statements on Proposed Clean Fuel Standard

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN PressWire)  A recent federal decision to prioritize liquid fuels in the Clean Fuel Standard addresses many stakeholder concerns but misunderstanding of regulation continues  —  Canada’s national industry voice for

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

City’s Own Diesel Fleet Transitioning to 100 Percent Renewable Fuel

(City of Vancouver) Emissions reduction target will be reached early thanks to contract with Suncor  —  “This shift in fuel, in conjunction with the ways we are optimizing and electrifying our fleet,

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Canada Delays Rollout of Clean Fuel Standard

(Argus Media)  Canada’s government has decided to push back the start of an ambitious program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its use of fossil fuels in transportation, industries and

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Mahmood Ebadian and James D. McMillan (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  … The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was enacted in 2007 to enhance domestic production of fuels and spur

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Next Generation Forest Company: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Conifex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Conifex’s business is the harvesting of timber and the manufacture and sale of lumber, primarily for North American and Asian markets. Its sawmills process high-quality SPF logs into

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

It Doesn’t Stink – North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Surrey’s Biofuel Facility officially opened in the Port Kells industrial area in the British Columbia province. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated

March 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

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 65

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Province to Pay for New Biodiesel Truck for Cowichan

by Robert Barron (Cowichan Valley Citizen)  Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society to receive the funding  —  The Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society in Duncan is receiving $23,500 from the province to buy a biodiesel

December 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Canadian Ground-Breaking Waste Management System Will Produce Biogas to Power Surrey’s Refuse Fleet

(NGV Journal)  Waste-to-product company Renewi plc has started accepting the first waste at its new Organics Biofuels Processing Facility in Surrey – the first closed-loop and fully-integrated organics waste management system

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Should Vancouver Be Betting on Biodiesel? Peter Brown Believes the City Is primed to Produce Biofuel

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.

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change

(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

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

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

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

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

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

A Dozen Global Cities Commit to Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets

(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

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UBC Researchers Take the ‘Stink’ out of Wastewater Treatment

(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.

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Federal Government Seeking Partner to Look at Way to Create Domestic Jet Biofuel Industry

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

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

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

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors

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

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

S2G BioChem Announces Build of Advanced BioRefinery in Sarnia, Ontario

(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

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels Complete Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft Demo Fleet’s Flights to EBACE

(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

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

SFU, KPU Researchers team up on solutions for clean food and water

(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,

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

LCFS vs RFS: As Two Contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, Who Is the Greatest? Carbon 2017 Part 2 of 3

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

May 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Houston Firm Proposes $500 Million Biofuel Refinery in Longview

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

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.

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)

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy

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

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste

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

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Surrey MSW-to-Biofuel Plant Seen Commissioning in June

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

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Vancouver Approves Ethanol Terminal Without Crude Oil

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

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CBA Event Highlights California’s Thriving Biodiesel Market

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

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation

(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

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017

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

January 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

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

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

28 Days Later: Waste to Fuel

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

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at Its Dissolving Pulp Mill

(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

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada to Adopt National Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action

(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

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think

(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

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

8317267 Canada Brings Its Lignin Fractionation Tech out of Stealth

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

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Clarence Cigarette Company Expands Cannabis Research Program

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

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World

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

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

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

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas

(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

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Canfor Eyes Prince George for Major Biofuel Facility

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

July 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.

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

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Memphis Firm Aims to Replace Oil in Plastic

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

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

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

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols

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

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Ontario Slates $100 Million toward Renewable Natural Gas

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.

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Licella, Canfor Form JV for Low-Cost, Drop-In Biofuels from Wood Residues and Biomass

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

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Intensity Creates Opportunities

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

April 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

R20 and WRI, a Roadmap to Zero Waste and Sustainable Investing

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

March 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy

(BC Cleantech CEO Alliance /NewsWire)  The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Boeing Collaborates with Canadian Aviation Industry for Biofuel Project

by  Vikas Vij (Just Means)  Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

NuStar Seeks to Bring eEthanol through Port

by Brooks Johnson (The Columbian)  … NuStar’s current plan would be to retrofit its existing facilities to store and transfer ethanol,

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS),

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest –

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Oregon Joins Calif., BC in Climate Fight with Clean Fuels Program

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 9 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously to finalize the state’s

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Alberta Should Adopt Low-Carbon Fuel Standard: Bennett

(Business in Vancouver)  With world’s focus on Paris, energy minister challenges other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead  —  … Alberta’s NDP

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Boeing, Canadian Aviation Industry Launch Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Project

(PR Newswire)  Boeing (NYSE: BA), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada’s aviation industry and

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Cowichan Opens Biodiesel Station with New PoS Technology

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Cowichan Energy Alternatives, the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are holding

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Why DuPont Supports Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (OPINION)

by Jan Koninckx (OregonLive/DuPont)  As an American company operating since 1802, DuPont has been part of the ongoing movement to create

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Oregon Climate Change Program

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press/MMC News)  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by oil companies challenging

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Third Person Sentenced in Las Vegas for International Biofuel Fraud Conspiracy

(Federal Bureau of Investigation)  Alex Jariv, 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

A Hoover for Atmospheric CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why not reduce atmospheric CO2 by capturing it? Why pay $500-$1000 per ton to reduce

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Two Men Sentenced and Another Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas in International Biofuels Fraud Scheme

(US Federal Bureau of Investigation)  James Jariv, 64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced in federal court in Las Vegas

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mahmood Ebadian, Founder, Biomass Supply Chain Consulting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My role is to design, plan and schedule biomass supply chains for commercial-scale biofuel plants.

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Emails Show Inslee Administration Discussions With Energy Company On Columbia River Oil Refinery

by Conrad Wilson & Tony Schick (Northwest Public Radio)  … A Texas-based energy company wants to site a combined crude oil

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubber Security

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Ian Thomson, President, Western Canada Biodiesel Association

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve lead the low-carbon fuels advocacy in British Columbia as the Pacific Coast states and

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing Coming to Ontario, Strategy to Be Unveiled this Year

by Adrian Morrow (Globe and Mail)    The Ontario government is closing in on a plan to put a price on

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Shanks Awarded Preferred Proponent Status for Surrey Organics Biofuel Processing Facility Project in Canada

(Shanks)   International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc (LSE: SKS) announces that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada,

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Canadian Government Funds Enzyme Research

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

UBC Research Looks to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Two new Genome BC-funded projects led by UBC researchers will harness microbial community research to help tackle

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

B.C. Company Greasing the Wheels with Biodiesel Push

(CleanTech Canada/CanadianManufacturing.com)  Greasecycle Inc. has found a new deep-fry devotee in the University of British Columbia (UBC).  When the school’s

November 19, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Trestle Energy Wins Approval For Innovative, Low-Emissions Biofuel Pathway From British Columbia

(Pollution Online/PR Newswire) BC Designates Trestle Energy as Lowest Emissions Ethanol Producer in U.S. Today, Trestle Energy – an American startup

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

CRFA Member First to Bring E85 Ethanol to Western Canada

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Marketwired)  Arcade Station Opens as First and Only Gas Station in Western Canada to sell E85 Ethanol

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

RNG: The Next Renewable Vehicle Fuel

By Stephanie Thorson  (Canadian Biogas Association /Biomass Magazine) Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a little-known fuel that has enormous potential to economically

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Poplars Designed for Deconstruction: A Major Boon to Biofuels

(University of Wisconsin-Madison/Biomass Magazine)  What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Making Money from Lignin: Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining

by Brett Israel (Georgia Institute of Technology)  When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery

by Arthur J. Ragauskas, Gregg T. Beckham, Mary J. Biddy, Richard Chandra, Fang Chen, Mark F. Davis, Brian H. Davison, Richard

May 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Pass the Mustard; Why Carinata Is Taking Root as Biofuel

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

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignin’s Big Leap

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

New Policy Paper Discusses Future of the Biochar Industry

(University of Northern British Columbia)  Biochar, a renewable charcoal-like product derived from burning organic matter in a high-temperature oxygen-limited kiln,

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Local Company Uses Biofuel for Transport

(Nelson Star)  For the first time since the horse and carriage, BC organic fruit is again being delivered without fossil

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Seaweed Viable for Biofuels in B.C., Says UVic Scientist

by Edward Hill (VICNEWS.com)  Seaweed – it’s great for sushi, and perhaps even better for biofuels. A study by a

July 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Island's First Biofuel Blending Station Opens in Cowichan

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

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

(Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper)  The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean energy technologies that

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Lignol Announces Investment and Technology Collaboration with Territory Biofuels Limited

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) (“LEC” or “the Company”), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable

March 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Texas Researcher Looks into Biodiesel Production from Lignin

by Holly Jessen  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A two-year research project aims to crack the lignin question by engineering a microbe to

January 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Plans for Canada's Largest Biofuel Facility Announced

(Journal of Commerce)  The largest organics biofuel facility in Canada will be built in Surrey, B.C., as a way to

September 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Waste to Energy & Biofuel Projects Backed in BC

(Waste Management World)  The agricultural industry in British Columbia, Canada is set to benefit from an investment in two waste to energy

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Prepares to Land Funding for First Biogasoline Plant

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Toronto-based CORE BioFuel Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Osprey Capital Partners Inc., Canada’s

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

The Fat of the Land

(The Economist)  Green-minded motorists are making car fuel at home, from used cooking oil …The recipe starts by filtering the

December 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Maple Leaf Reforestation to Build Biodiesel Plant in Canada

(Biofuels International)  Energy company Maple Leaf Reforestation (MLR) is to open a biodiesel facility in British Columbia, Canada, using next

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Streamlining Downstream Delivery

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Selling direct can improve a small-scale producer’s bottom line …Aside from producing biodiesel, however, producers

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-Based Biofuels Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But a new generation of technologies is coming along fast, primarily in advanced biofuels, which

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Boost for Biofuel Users in Cowichan Valley

(Times Colonist)  A group of Cowichan Valley residents who rely on recycled cooking oil to fuel their vehicles can now

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

British Columbia Embracing Pine Beetle Crisis as Source of Green Energy

by andypar (Envirogy)   …In light of all this, however, it appears British Columbia has found a way to turn

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Lignol Develops Engineering Design Package for Commercial Biorefiner

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector today announced it has

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Inc. Enters into Gasoline Purchase and Distribution Agreement with Elbow River Marketing LP

(Core BioFuel, Inc.)  CORE BioFuel Inc., a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing an advanced biomass to gasoline production process, today

September 7, 2010 Read Full Article

FPInnovations Launches Renewable Biodiesel Study

(Journal of Commerce)  A $1.7-million field study on the potential use of biodiesel for off-road machinery in highway construction and

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Manitoba Truckers Brace for Flawed Biodiesel Rule

(Today’s Trucking)  In just a few weeks Manitoba will become the first province in Canada to mandate biodiesel.  …  All

September 17, 2009 Read Full Article

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