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AtkinsRéalis Awarded Engineering and Design Services Contract to Develop Leading Hydrogen Hub in Quebec

(AtkinsRéalis)  AtkinsRéalis [SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.] (TSX: ATRL), a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a contract by TESCanada H2 Inc. (“TESCanada”) to provide front end engineering and design services for their

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Natural Resources Canada Awards $15M To SAF, RNG And Biochar Projects

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine) Natural Resources Canada on March 8 awarded $15 million to six clean fuel projects, including those focused on renewable natural gas (RNG), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and the use of wood biomass to produce renewable energy.  Azure

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Trois-Rivieres BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the new BDO Zone at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec— the feedstocks, the infrastructure, the workforce, how risks are mitigated.  David Berthelot of Trois-Rivieres presented these slides on The BDO Zone, a program on Digest TV 

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Government of Canada invests $15 Million in Clean Fuels Projects in the Niagara Region and Across Canada

(Government of Canada)  ... Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced in Thorold, Ontario, a federal investment of $15 million to support six clean fuels projects across Canada, including $10 million for two projects in the

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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

(S&P Global) The role of biofuels in energy transition is growing, as they can help decarbonize hard-to-abate transport sectors, but more supply is needed to keep the world on track with net-zero goals. S&P Global Commodity Insights explores how regional policies

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Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Announces Partnership with Braskem Focused on the Development of Bio-based Chemicals

(Lallelmand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits)  New Technological and Commercial Partnership Focuses on Sustainable Chemicals with Negative Carbon Footprints  --  Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), a leading global fermentation ingredients supplier to alcohol producers, today announced a new partnership with Braskem

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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CSL Leads Maritime Industry in Biofuel Adoption, Achieving Milestones in Decarbonization Efforts

(CSL Group/Globe Newswire) The CSL Group (“CSL”), a global leader in responsible marine transportation services, proudly announces a significant milestone in its Great Lakes biofuel program – one of the longest-running initiatives of its kind in the maritime industry. With a cumulative

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Targray Joins Green Marine to Advance the Adoption of Sustainable Marine Fuels

(Targray/PR Web CISION) Targray's new partner membership within Green Marine underscores the company's commitment to fostering a positive transformation within the maritime industry through sustainable marine fuels and supply chain solutions. Targray, a global leader in the supply of renewable fuels, feedstock,

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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H2V and SAF+ Consortium Sign an Agreement for Industrial Cooperation on E-Fuels

(SAF+ Consortium)  H2V, a French player in the green hydrogen sector, and SAF+ Consortium, a Canadian world leader in the production and marketing of e-SAF (Electro Sustainable Aviation Fuel), have selected Marseille, Fos, as an ideal location to pool their respective expertise and

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12th Annual LCFS & Carbon Markets Workshop --- January 10 - 12, 2024 --- San Diego, CA

Jurisdictional cap-and-trade programs continue to gain steam in North America, with Washington’s new Cap-and-Invest program bursting out of the gate in its much-anticipated debut while New York gears up for the launch of its own program, one that faces unique

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Will California and Washington Marry Their Carbon Markets?

 by Anne C. Mulkern  (E&E News Climatewire) ... Now Evergreen State officials face a new choice — whether to link their system with a carbon market run jointly by Quebec, the Canadian province, and California, the first U.S. state to establish

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ensyn’s current focus is on low-carbon fuels, including low-carbon heating and cooling solutions for institutional and industrial customers and low-carbon feedstock solutions for petroleum refineries for the production of renewable transportation fuels. Ensyn Chairman Robert Graham

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Trois-Rivières, Québec Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) Innovation et Développement Economique Trois-Rivières will Leverage ‘A’ Rating to Support Local Forest Industry -- Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), and Ecostrat announce issue of Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for woody biomass. The Trois-Rivières BDO

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Matawinie, Québec Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative)  ‘A’ Rating to Unlock Opportunities for Woody Biomass Utilization -- The Community Futures Development Corporation (SADC) Matawinie and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for woody biomass. The Matawinie BDO Zone is

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EDF Trading Supplies Long-Term Sustainable Ethanol to Canada

(EDF)  Norcan Petroleum Products (Norcan) and EDF Trading Europe Limited (EDFT) announced today an exclusive transaction for the long-term supply to Norcan of environmentally sustainable ethanol meeting the strict Carbon Intensity (CI) requirements of Canada’s Clean Fuels Regulations (CFR). Under the Agreement,

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SAF+ Consortium Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM Group for e-SAF Supply - First Deliveries to Start by 2030

(SAF+ Consortium)  SAF+ Consortium, a world leader in the production and marketing of e-SAF (Electro Sustainable Aviation Fuel), signed a memorandum of understanding with the Air France-KLM Group for the supply of second-generation e-SAF during the Paris Air Show. The first

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Enerkem and Technip Energies Join Forces on Waste-to-Biofuels and Circular Chemicals Technology Deployment

(Enerkem/PR Newswire) Enerkem Inc. and Technip Energies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a Collaboration Agreement aimed at accelerating the deployment of Enerkem's technology platform for biofuels and circular chemical products from non-recyclable waste materials. Enerkem’s Edmonton commercial-scale demonstration

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Dimeta and Enerkem Collaborate on Large Scale Waste-to-DME Projects in Europe and the USA

(Enerkem)  Enerkem, the first company in the world to produce bio-methanol from mixed waste at commercial scale, and Dimeta, a joint venture between two of the largest off-grid energy suppliers, have announced that they are initiating feasibility studies for the development

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Accelera Marks Start of Operations for Electrolyzer Production in Fridley, Minnesota

(Cummins) Joined by DOE Sec. Jennifer Granholm and state and local officials, underscoring momentum of the green hydrogen economy in North America --  Accelera ™ by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), today marked the start of

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Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada and SAF+ Consortium Collaborate on Developing Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Quebec, Canada

(Pratt & Whitney) Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and SAF+ Consortium will collaborate on next generation sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supported by the Government of Quebec. Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, and

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The Unseen One of Green Ammonia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... You can see from this investment deck slide the kind of numbers we’re looking at here, financially speaking. $5.75 billion in capital to get the projects build and more later in expansion, 4.6 million

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Enerkem is the first company in the world to produce renewable methanol and ethanol from non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste at full commercial scale. The company’s solution replaces the use of fossil sources like petroleum

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Canada Infrastructure Bank Invests $277M in Que. Biofuels Facility

by Amanda Stephenson (The Canadian Press/Brandon Sun) The Canada Infrastructure Bank is making its first investment in low-carbon fuels, committing $277 million to a biofuels facility under construction in Varennes, Que. The facility — known as Varennes Carbon Recycling — has

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The Biofuels Oil Rush

(World Bio Market Insights) With big oil moving into biofuels, Shell is one to watch. -- ... From another angle, biofuels are an already-lucrative global commodity attracting attention from some of the biggest corporate entities in the world: oil majors. The oil

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Nature Energy and Énergir Invest Billions in Canada

(Nature Energy) In the coming years, around DKK 7 billion will be invested in building up to ten biomethane plants in Quebec together with Énergir, Quebec's leading gas supply company. This is Nature Energy's largest investment to date outside the country's

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Raytheon Technologies Completes Hybrid-electric Flight

by MiaYao (Global Sky Media) Raytheon Technologies has successfully flown a hybrid-electric flight demonstrator at its Pratt & Whitney innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec. The initial run of the propulsion system marks the US aircraft manufacturer’s progress for future flight testing plans

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ArcelorMittal Wins EnviroLys Award for Integrating Biofuel at Port-Cartier Pellet Plant

(ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c. /CISION) ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. ("ArcelorMittal") has won an EnviroLys Award in the ICI+ Green Project category for introducing the use of pyrolytic oil at its Port-Cartier plant. The EnviroLys Awards recognize private expertise in the green economy,

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The Renewing Power of Progress in Renewable Power: Shell Acquires Nature Energy in $2B RNG Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Europe that Shell plc has agreed to acquire 100% of Nature Energy for nearly USD $2 billion (€ 1.9 billion) from Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, Pioneer Point Partners and Sampension. The acquisition

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Targray Launches Environmental Commodities Trading Desk

(Benzinga/PR Newswire) New business unit provides carbon trading solutions for compliance and voluntary carbon markets worldwide  --  Targray, a leading global provider of sustainable commodities and supply chain solutions, has announced the launch of its international Environmental Commodities trading desk. Operating jointly out

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Hot Spots: The 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2022, as selected by the Digest’s editors. READ MORE

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11th Annual OPIS LCFS & Carbon Markets Workshop --- December 7-9, 2022 --- San Diego, CA

Next year rings in a new era for jurisdictional cap-and-trade programs as Washington state finally takes a seat at the emissions trading table alongside California and Quebec. While uncertainty remains regarding Washington’s future linkage to the other two established programs,

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Bombardier Covers the Totality of its Flight Operations with SAF through a Landmark Agreement with Signature Aviation

(Bombardier) • The initiative will reduce the annual greenhouse gas emissions associated with fuel use in Bombardier’s flight operations by approximately 25%, a significant gain. Signature Aviation’s Book & Claim solution ensures rigorous accounting of greenhouse gas emission reductions, while

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Fulcrum’s Near, Ensyn’s Back: Hopeful Hours in the Big Heavy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Fulcrum: Fuels before Christmas, maybe by Hallowe’en -- When we last touched on the Fulcrum story in depth, in May, the company had commenced syngas production, but we had not yet heard that the intrepid Fulcrumites

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ICAO Assembly Urged to Adopt Net-Zero Climate Goal for Aviation

(Air Transport Action Group) Representatives of the world’s governments meeting in Montreal are being urged to adopt a long-term climate goal of net-zero carbon by 2050 for the aviation sector. Over 150 countries are expected at the 41st International Civil Aviation

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H2O Innovation Awarded $12.0 M of New Water Treatment Projects

(H2O Innovation/Globe Newswire)  H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that its Water Technologies & Services (WTS) business line has recently been awarded 10 new water treatment projects. These new contracts, with a total value of

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Barbarians at the Gate: WasteFuel Offers New Methanol Tech to Ward off the New Barbarians of Industrial Emission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From New York and the stages of ClimateWeek therein arrives news that WasteFuel, which would not surprise you to learn makes fuel from waste, has developed and is offering a new technology, their Methanol Module. We’ve

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The Year of Methane: Archaea, Energir, CNG Expand, the Methtrend Becomes Clearer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here in Digestville we have dubbed 2022 the Year of Methane as companies seeking sufficient feedstock to meet net zero goals are turning to methane as a fuel, and as a transportable, affordable intermediate to facilitate

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The Biogas Yield Explosion: Nature Energy’s 66% Higher Yields, 3 New US Projects and a New US CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... The biogas frenzy of course is a happier story. It seems every company in the world has discovered the virtues of decarbonization but few have mastered the logistics, global footprint, capital and technology to convert

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Ambition Urged for Aviation Climate Talks

(Air Transport Action Group) Representatives of over 110 countries will meet in Montreal this week for a series of talks aimed at making progress towards a long-term climate goal for the global aviation sector. High-level government representatives will meet at the

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Powering Progress Towards Net-Zero Emissions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell’s focus on low carbon fuels for aviation is apparent and progress is being made towards more sustainable skies as Shell reaches key milestones and has plans for even bigger ones by 2030. Find out

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Rio Tinto and bp Sign One-Year Trial of Marine Biofuels

(bp)  Rio Tinto and bp have agreed to work together on a one-year biofuel trial to help reduce carbon emissions from Rio Tinto’s marine fleet.  Under the trial, bp is supplying Rio Tinto with marine biofuel for approximately 12 months. The

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Governments Urged to Deliver Climate Goal for Aviation This Year

(Air Transport Action Group) Aviation industry executives met with government representatives in Montreal today to detail industry aspirations for a long-term climate goal to be agreed for the sector at United Nations meetings later this year. The International Civil Aviation Organization

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A Focus on Pyrolysis Coproducts

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  CHAR Technologies builds its business case around flexibility in feedstock and outputs. -- With three projects in development, Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is poised for commercialization of its high-temperature pyrolysis (HTP) process, producing biocarbon and

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Air Canada Powers 4 Flights with SAF on Earth Day

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Air Canada powered four commercial flights departing from San Francisco April 22 to its major hubs in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal with sustainable aviation fuel to commemorate Earth Day. The fuel was sourced from

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L’Oréal Backs Canadian-French Fund Focused on Circular Economy

by Jeffrey Jones (Globe and Mail) Montreal-based cleantech investor Cycle Capital and its French partner have raised US$108-million to back companies and funds focused on the circular economy in an initiative that was spearheaded by the cosmetics giant L’Oréal SA. ... Cycle

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WM'S Renewable Energy Investments Expect to Power over 1 Million Homes by 2026

(Waste Management)  $825 Million Planned Investment Anticipated to Increase WM's Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Production 600 Percent to Help Fuel Entire Natural Gas Fleet and Communities across North America -- Rounding out Earth Month, WM (NYSE: WM) plans to invest $825 million in

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Canadian Government Funds Biofuel, Bioenergy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Canadian government on March 30 awarded funding to several biofuel and bioenergy projects, including those focused on liquid transportation fuels, biocarbon, renewable natural gas (RNG), and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Montreal, Quebec-based Enerkem was awarded a $5

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Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG

(Canadian Biogas Association) Biogas & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a proven climate solution, with 279 projects across Canada already preventing more than 8 Mt of greenhouse gas emissions from reaching the atmosphere every year. But how much greater a role can

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Enerkem Project Recommended for Funding in CRIN Low Emission Fuels and Products Technology Competition

(Enerkem/Le Lezard) Funding of +CDN$ 5.5M awarded to the team to bring to market its solution to produce low-carbon fuel for the heavy transportation sector -- Enerkem, a world leader in the production of biofuels from waste materials, is proud

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Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets) Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, September 2021) provides a detailed analysis and outlook for low-carbon feedstock availability, and a feasibility assessment for technology commercialization pathways in sustainable aviation fuels

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Global Update: Increased Mobility Improves Ethanol Trade as Policies Drive Long-Term Demand

(GrainNet) ... U.S. ethanol exports for the first quarter of the 2021/2022 marketing year (MY) were 5% higher than the previous year, totaling 330 million gallons. Increased mobility and reduced COVID-19 restrictions have spurred a near global recovery in ethanol trade. Gains were

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The Ecoplanta Project, the Only Spanish Candidacy Pre-selected by the European Commission Innovation Fund

(Enerkem) • The waste recovery project in El Morell, Ecoplanta Molecular Solutions, the result of the joint venture between Enerkem, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Spain and Repsol, has been pre-selected by the European Commission Innovation Fund for its contribution to

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Maine Hits the Brakes on 145-Mile Transmission Project

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy)  Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Melanie Loyzim suspended the permits for the New England Clean Energy Connect, a controversial 145-mile transmission project that would deliver hydropower from Quebec into New England. The suspension

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Northeast States Abandon Cap-and-Trade Plan for Cars

(E&E News)  The Transportation and Climate Initiative — a cap-and-trade program covering cars in three Northeastern states and the District of Columbia — was abandoned last week after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pulled

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Enerkem Produces SAF from Forest Biomass

(Enerkem/Biomass Magazine) Enerkem, a world leader in the production of biofuels from waste materials, is proud to have achieved a major breakthrough in converting carbon from forest biomass into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using its proprietary thermochemical process. This important milestone

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National Corn Growers Association Announces Winners of the Consider Corn Challenge III Contest

Today, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the Consider Corn Challenge III winners at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in San Francisco, California. The six winners were chosen because their technologies can improve a product or process, scale-up and produce biobased materials

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Xebec Receives EU Research Grant to Design and Build 1 MW Electrolyser System for Production of Sustainable Liquid Fuels

(Xebec Adsorption/Globe Newswire) Grant to design and build a worldwide first low temperature electrochemical CO2 conversion system -- Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSX: XBC)(“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions, is pleased to announce today that it has received a research

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Canada’s Largest Ethanol Producer Takes Steps to Expand Production at Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes biorefinery following the introduction of draft regulations on the minimum renewable fuel volumes in the province of Quebec. Welcoming the Government

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The First Production of SAF Sustainable Aviation Fuel Developed in Canada

(SAF+ Consortium/CISION) The SAF+ Consortium ("SAF +") is proud to announce one of the first productions of sustainable aviation fuel PtL (Power to Liquids) in North America. This production took place in its pilot factory, located at the ParaChem industrial site, east of Montreal. SAF+ aims to bring to market, by 2025-2026, synthetic

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Energy Traders See Big Money in Carbon-Emissions Markets

by Sarah McFarlane  (Wall Street Journal) Vitol, Glencore and other firms that dominate oil trading are beefing up their carbon-trading desks -- Big energy trading houses, long focused on deep, volatile markets such as oil and natural gas, are now bulking up

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Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

(Emerging Markets Online)  New study! Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, August 2021) focuses on low-carbon feedstock availability, technology pathways for low carbon renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation production. Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030  covers

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Giving up on Climate Change? EU Says No Way – Invests $140M in Decarbonizing Projects

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... The good news is for the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the EU’s latest investment of €118 million (about $140 million) into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member

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The Recycling Myth: Big Oil's Solution for Plastic Waste Littered with Failure

by Joe Brock, Valerie Volcovici and John Geddie (Reuters)  ...    The destination was a company called Renewlogy. The startup marketed itself as an “advanced recycling” company capable of handling hard-to-recycle plastics such as plastic bags or takeout containers –

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Aerospace Players Enter Canadian Partnerships on Hybrid-Electric Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Mark Pilling  (GreenAir Online)  ... P&WC’s announcement is the second sustainability initiative launched in Quebec in the past week, with Airbus joining the SAF+ Consortium, a group of aerospace companies and research institutions that is seeking to transform Montreal

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Airbus Joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to Accelerate Development of New Technology

(Airbus/Biobased Diesel Daily) Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through

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A 'Bio-refinery': Using the Chemistry of Willow Trees to Treat Municipal Wastewater

(Science Daily/University of Montreal)  Millions of liters of primary municipal wastewater can be treated sustainably using fast-growing willow trees while also producing renewable bioenergy and 'green' chemicals, researchers find.  -- Every year in Canada, six trillion litres of municipal wastewater are

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Cooperation and Development Agreement Signed with Greenfield Global - The Port of Montreal Sets Course for Innovative New Green Energy Solutions

(Montreal Port Authority) In response to the global movement to decarbonize the transportation industry, and consistent with its leadership in environmental issues, the Montreal Port Authority continues to evolve towards clean energy, notably green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. On June 10, it

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Top Biofuel Maker Eyes Garbage in Widening Feedstock Hunt

by Robert Tuttle and Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  Top Biofuel Maker Eyes Garbage in Widening Feedstock Hunt --  The world’s biggest renewable-diesel producer is looking to convert everything from tree limbs to landfill garbage into fuel for motor vehicles and planes

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Washington State to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars

(NACS)  The target is 2030, and the plan hinges on adoption of a vehicle-miles-traveled tax.  --  Last week, Washington state lawmakers passed a bill that would halt the sales of new gasoline-powered, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the state beginning

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The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals Supply Chains

by Jane Nakano (Center for Strategic & International Studies) As clean energy technology becomes the latest frontier for geoeconomic rivalry, the security of supply chains for rare earths and critical minerals—essential materials for clean energy—has become a global strategic issue. The

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5 Key Tech Takeaways: Highlights from Tech Presented at ABLC 2020

by Iacovos Vasalos (Center for Research and Technology-Hellas/Biofuels Digest) This report summarizes highlights from the ABLC 2020 Biofuels Digest Virtual Conference, which took place in July 7-10, 2020. (And if you haven’t already registered for this year’s ABLC Digital on May 3-7,

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Darling Ingredients Closes 2 Biodiesel Plants in US, Canada with No Plans to Reopen

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Darling Ingredients released its Q4 and full-year 2020 financials on March 2, in which the company disclosed that it has shut down operations at its two biodiesel production facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Rothsay); and

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50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel, all 9 billion gallons built, under construction, in planning - Take a deep dive into the latest hot renewable diesel news and a special Digest presentation that asks will all of these billions of

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Hydrogen Is Hot! 584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in 33 Countries, Ways2H Expansion, Preem, Siemens and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in 33 countries by the end

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Quebec Inks Contract for One of the World’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Plants

by Jeff Lagerquist (Yahoo! Finance) Investment in green hydrogen production is expected to exceed US$1 billion annually by 2023. -- Quebec is a step closer to building one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants, as the province looks to

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Enerkem, Shell, Suncor, Proman’s New $669 Million Biofuels Baby

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Quebec, Enerkem, Shell, Suncor and Proman have proposed the construction of an $669 million biofuel plant in Varennes, Québec, in partnership with the Québec and Canadian governments. The project would use more than 200,000 tonnes

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The Government of Quebec Announces Its Support for an Advanced Biofuel Project Carried out Jointly by BioÉnergie La Tuque, Neste, and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation

(Neste) An investment of CAD 5.9 million as part of Transition Énergétique Québec  -- The Quebec Government has today announced it awards funding totaling CAD 5.943 million (approx. EUR 3.85 million, USD 4.55 million) to a non-profit organization Bioénergie La Tuque

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Report Addresses Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Biofuel Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. According to the report, a biodiesel plant

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Air Transat Inks Agreement to Purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Canadian Power-to-Liquid Start-up

(GreenAir Online)  Leisure carrier Air Transat has signed an offtake agreement, claimed to be the first in Canada, to purchase a significant portion of synthetic jet fuel from future production by the SAF+ Consortium. The power-to-liquid (PtL) fuel will be derived

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Xebec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ Launch an Investment Fund to Increase Renewable Natural Gas Production in Québec

(Xebec Adsorption Inc.) Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) (“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions, and Fonds de solidarité FTQ (the “Fonds”) are proud to announce the creation of the GNR Québec Capital L.P. investment fund. With an initial capitalization of $20 million, this new

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California Wins First Round of Cap-and-Trade Fight

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  A federal judge ruled against the Justice Department on Thursday in the first round of a lawsuit between the Trump administration and California over the state's cap-and-trade program with Quebec, Pro's Debra Kahn reports.

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New Ecological Process for Producing Cheaper Biofuel

(Institut national de la recherche scientifique/Phys.Org)  Professors Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi and Patrick Drogui, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), have developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and a biofuel byproduct. ... Plants

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates - but how much where, and when, and what?  Besides the EU, the major blending mandates that will drive global demand are those set in the US, China and Brazil

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Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the ethanol blend wall, the residue capacity, and over 30 advanced biofuels projects from around the world to watch. In today’s Digest,

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Lessons Learning on the Road to Commercialization: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn’s Demo to Commercial Path

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We all know going from demo to commercial isn’t easy. Ensyn, a company that produces biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology and focuses on low carbon fuels and chemicals, knows all

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Thermochemical Technology to Turn Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem’s Waste to Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Taking non-reyclable waste to sustainable chemicals and biofuels is Enerkem’s world. Current products from ‘trash’ include syngas, methanol and ethanol with alternative pathways currently under development. Andrea Redford, Chief Business Development Officer from Enerkem gave this

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World-Scale Manure-to-Fuel Facility Has Successful Start-up

(Iogen)  Threemile Canyon Farms’ Oregon facility is steadily producing renewable natural gas  --  Iogen Corporation would like to congratulate Threemile Canyon Farms and Equilibrium for the successful opening and operation of Oregon's only dairy manure renewable natural gas production facility

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Bombardier Reinforces Commitment to Environment and Receives First Shipment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Montreal

(Bombardier)  Aviation  -- -Avfuel Corporation supplied inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be deployed to Bombardier customers upon aircraft delivery;  -Shipment represents another step in Bombardier’s commitment to secure long-term SAF supply, a key pillar of working toward

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Canola at the Pumps? Farmers Want Alberta to Increase Biofuel Requirements

by Amanda Stephenson (Calgary Herald) Alberta's canola farmers are lobbying the province to mandate the use of more biofuels, a move they say would help the environment and boost the domestic market for their crop. Alberta oil usually comes from

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The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  --  ... Local press reports noted weather-related construction delays, a challenge to the plant’s environmental permits,

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50 Million Bucks Says Landfill Is a Viable Energy Source: Suncor Doubles Down on Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, news arrived late last week Enerkem closed a $50 million equity investment from Suncor.  What does it mean? Today’s let’s explore that.  As Canada’s leading integrated energy company, Suncor first participated in the ownership of Enerkem

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Canada’s Largest Ethanol Producer Takes Steps to Expand Production at Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes biorefinery following the introduction of draft regulations on the minimum renewable fuel volumes in the province of Quebec. ... The company added

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Greenfield Global Takes Next Steps to Expand Production at Its Varennes Biorefinery Following Draft Regulation on the Minimum Renewable Fuel Volumes in Quebec

(Greenfield Global/Oil and Gas 360)  Province's largest ethanol producer says the policy could result in a major expansion of the output of its production in Quebec.  --  Greenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols,

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The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Positions & Perception of Stakeholders towards Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It matters of course, what people think about bioenergy, not just the makers and political folk or offtakers, but the broader groups as well in what is called elsewhere ‘civil society’, amongst pressure groups, and

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Government of Quebec Publishes Draft Regulation on Renewable Fuel Minimum Volume

(Biobased Products News and Policy Report)  On October 2, 2019, the government of Quebec, Canada, published in its Official Gazette a notice of a draft regulation setting standards for the integration of renewable fuels into gasoline and diesel fuel.  Under the draft regulation,

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Biofuels Continue to Flourish in Canada Due to Free Trade

by Craig Willis (Global Markets) Since the inception of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, Canada has been the most consistent destination for exports of U.S. ethanol – standing as a beacon for free trade and acting as a global

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Government Proposes Increased Use of Renewable Fuels in Québec, Canada

(Biofuels International)  The Government of Québec in Canada has released a draft regulation that requires the increased use of renewable fuels in the province. The new renewable fuels standard, which has been applauded by industry association Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC),

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“The Mindset Is There, We Need the Technologies and to Integrate Them: The Time Is Now”: Looking at Enerkem’s Evolution and the Rise of the Circular Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Enerkem has been famed as a plaform for producing ethanol from municipal solid waste. Yet, there’s methanol as a platform. There’s also the possibility of moving from syngas to ethylene. There’s methanol to olefins, which

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The Competitive Edge: Sweet Gazoil Inc.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Sweet Gazoil (SGO) was founded with the goal of protecting the environment by providing cost-effective technologies to treat mixed waste plastics, heavy and used/waste oils, and other waste hydrocarbons. SGO has developed and patented an

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Protests against International Aviation Emissions Strategy

(Stay Grounded Network/Biofuelwatch)   Planned protests in Montreal at International Aviation Assembly (24th of September to 4th of October) // New briefing exposes plans for palm oil in the airplane tank & aviation emissions scheme (CORSIA) as set to fail to

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Forest Products Industry Barriers to Producing Biofuels

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium) BDC is a 501c3 organization focused on education and brokering partnerships in order to accelerate the deployment of economic bioprocesses and assist the forest products industry to get the most value from the tree.  BDC membership represents

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IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2018

(IEA Bioenergy) This document contains the report of the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee for 2018. This year, we have presented a special feature ‘ Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains – lessons and messages from a three-year Inter-Task project’, the preparation of which

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Biomethane Business Is Booming – From Waste to Watts and Wonder Chemicals

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... First, let’s make sure we aren’t confusing biogas with biomethane. Biogas is mostly methane and carbon dioxide but that doesn’t mean it’s biomethane. You see, biogas is produced from organic matter breaking down in the absence

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Ethanol Imports from U.S. Reach Record Levels

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) The ethanol industry says most of the U.S. imports occur in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and British Columbia, where there is limited or no local production facilities. Over-blending said to be the cause but opinions differ on the

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Ultraviolet Light Could Provide a Powerful New Source of Green Fuel

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Methanol—a colorless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the energy as the same volume of gasoline.

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E. coli Takes On Biofuels

by Jessica Velez, Angel Fernando Cisneros Caballero and Narjes Alfuraiji (Science Trends) ... In the genetic engineering world, E. coli is a valuable user-friendly host with a well-known growth metabolism and the largest set of genetic engineering tools available. Many people may

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Bioenergy Supply Chains: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy is working on an inter-task project on measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains. Uwe Fritsche and others from IEA Bioenergy gave this illuminating overview of the positions, perception and vision of

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World Energy and Valero Lead Rebound in Biofuels M&A: 2018 Review

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest)  Convergence reigns as the North American biofuels industry witnesses a resurgence in mergers and acquisitions, including exceptionally large deals  --  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in biofuels picked up considerably in 2018 after a slowdown in

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Biomass Biocrude: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ensyn produces a biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology. Dr. Robert G. Graham, Founder and Executive Chairman of Ensyn gave this illuminating overview of their growth in RFO, advancement in refinery co-processing, and

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BTA International Completes Organic Waste to Biogas Plant in Quebec

by Ben Messenger (Waste Management World) BTA International GmbH, a specialist for the wet-mechanical pre-treatment and subsequent digestion of organic waste containing impurities, have completed a major waste to gas facility in Varennes, Quebec. ... The biogas is used to fuel the boilers

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A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

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SouthCoast a Possible Site Location for Waste-to-Ethanol Company

by Jennette Barnes (The Standard-Times/Herald News)  A Canadian waste-to-ethanol company is looking for its first U.S. location, and the SouthCoast is on the list of possibilities. Montreal-based Enerkem confirmed to The Standard-Times Friday that it has been speaking with local officials and with

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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 of greenhouse gases (GHG) after the oil and gas sector. ... Conventional

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Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the BELT Biorefinery Concept

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 43’s goal is to contribute to sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment institutions and government agencies. The group addresses critical issues for

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From Unloved Woods to Desirable Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Wood and Forest Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Increasing global demand for energy, a push by governments and industry to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and a desire to increase energy independence are driving the demand for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. As a source

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Canadian University and Xebec Embark on Power-to-Renewable Gas Project

(Xebec/McGill University/NGV Journal)  Xebec Adsorption Inc. will co-develop a prototype reactor to produce renewable natural gas using a power-to-gas (P2G) process with McGill University. This process combines electricity generated from renewable sources with CO2 generated from waste. The project is being

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Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours of operations at its Innovation Centre in Westbury, Quebec have

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Enerkem Develops Biomethanol Byproduct with Potential for Transportation

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Montreal, Quebec-based Enerkem Inc., a producer of biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste, has produced a renewable bio-dimethyl ether (bio-DME), a byproduct of biomethanol, that can potentially be used in the transportation sector as a replacement for

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Airlines’ Biofuel-Powered Flights Might Soon Take Off

by Justin Bachman (Bloomberg)  For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic lure of cheap oil. But several major carriers are planning larger-scale

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Enerkem to Make Methanol Through Gasification in Netherlands

by Arlene Karidis (Waste 360)  The company will divert what would have headed elsewhere for incineration, while creating an alternative to fossil fuel, mainly for manufacturing and transportation fuel blends. Now that Enerkem’s Edmonton, Alberta, waste-to-cellulosic ethanol plant is running at full scale, the

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SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable natural gas and technologies such as power-to-gas.  The collaboration will

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UPDATE 2-Canada's Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling one of Premier Doug Ford’s election promises. However, it leaves businesses

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Succinic’s Next Season: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest environmental footprint in the industry. In

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CRB Innovations Inc.'s Integrated Biorefinery

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  An integrated and energy self-sufficient biorefinery will be built and put into operation for the production of cellulosic ethanol and co-products. The sequential fractionation process will be complemented with a novel non-enzymatic technology to hydrolyze, in high

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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 state of value — and that’s not just good for

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A New Lithium War Is About To Begin

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial element in today’s high-tech economy. Demand

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they didn’t howl at the moon,

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Advanced to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

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 25 years.  Its technology has

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Quantifying Carbon: Understand Cap-and-Trade Implications as U.S. West Coast & Canadian Provinces Combine Emissions Reduction Initiatives

(OPIS)  On January 1, Ontario became linked with California and Quebec’s carbon allowance program, prompting uncertainty about carbon reduction programs and pricing structures in this expanded market. Download this free white paper and get an understanding of: Carbon prices in California, Quebec

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Next Steps for Succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest environmental footprint in the industry. CEO

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CO2 Use Is Slowly Picking up Speed

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut) First semi-commercial facilities, technical advances, but political support still unclear  --  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxides as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers in Cologne, 15-16 March, showed state of the art technologies, current levels of investment as well as

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Enerkem Makes a Major Breakthrough by Producing a New High-Octane Biofuel

(Enerkem/Oil and Gas 360/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans, that it had succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating

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Heard from the Floor at ABLC — Thursday March 1, 2018

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... On March 1, ABLC 2018 kicked off at the Mayflower Hotel in the heart of D.C. with five Avengers – a superhero bunch who all had a common thread – we are stronger together

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Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem Turns Trash to Cash

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics

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Air Liquide Opens a Unique CO2 Recovery Plant in Johnstown, ON

(Air Liquide)  Air Liquide invested over $30 million these past two years to build this new facility and enhance its bulk distribution fleet in Ontario and Quebec. Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, world leader in gases, technologies

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Québec’s First Biomethanation Project Allows to Refuel Local Fleet

(Énergir/NGV Journal)  The City of Saint-Hyacinthe confirmed that its biomethanation plant has entered full service, along with the injection of the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced there into Énergir’s (Gaz Metro) network. This step marks the culmination of an investment project

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Enerkem and Sinobioway Group Sign a C$125M Agreement to Accelerate Enerkem's Global Expansion and Create a Joint Venture to Build over 100 Biofuel Facilities in China

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced today it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as

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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 and chemicals, or renewable chemical plants, you see the first

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Canada’s Regional Governments Press on with Carbon Pricing

(Bioenergy Insight)  Alberta is moving into phase two of its carbon levy and Ontario has expanded its cap and trade market. The moves mirror similarly anti-emissions sentiments in Federal governments. Introduced in 2017, Alberta's carbon tax is being raised from CA$20 to

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Quebec Biofuel Company Partners with Qantas in First Long-Term Airline Deal

by Ross Marowits (National Observer)  A Quebec biofuels company has signed its first deal to power an airline's jets with energy grown from Canadian oilseeds.  Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. of Gatineau will supply biofuel to Australia's Qantas Airways made from Carinata seed, a

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Investments in Alberta's Clean Technology Sector Strengthens Innovative Energy Generation

(CISION/Western Economic Diversification Canada)  Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., is receiving $3.5 million from the Government of Canada through the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative to build the final phase of a facility that converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into liquid biofuels and chemicals.  The

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Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

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 25 years. Its technology has

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Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce methanol and ethanol. This facility is the result of more than

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Canadian Bio Fuel Company Announces Significant Collaboration with University of Florida

(Agrisoma Biosciences Inc./PR Newswire)  Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the United States. The Quebec-based company and its subsidiary, Agrisoma USA, is working with a network of 40 academic researchers

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Psst! The Latest Bioeconomy Flashes from Bayer, Gingko, BioAmber, Joule, TerraVia, Corbion, Phytelligence, DNA Script

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While we’ve been busy fleeing Hurricane Irma, it’s been a busy week for the techies running the Digest’s Very Large Gossip Array —  the airwaves have been crackling as some familiar faces re-surface. Let’s review. Bayer,

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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 announced that Canada will adopt a national clean fuels standard,

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Greenfield Global Evaluating Major Expansion of Biofuels Production in Varennes, Quebec

(Cision PR Newswire/Greenfield Global)  Greenfield Global Inc., (formerly GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.) Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced today that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at

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Renewable Industries Canada : Statement regarding the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the 2030 Energy Policy

(EIN News Desk/Renewable Industries Canada)  As a part of the 2017-2020 Action Plan released today, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand has announced the jurisdiction's first ever volumetric requirements on renewable fuels (such as ethanol and biodiesel).

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