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- BC - Conifex Overview
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- ON - Tire Recycling Plant
- ON - Overview of Comet Biorefiniing
April 23, 2018, Montreal—The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has concluded financing agreements totaling $40-million with four high-potential cleantech companies, enabling them to accelerate their growth and further consolidate their footprint as innovators in their respective markets... by BDC.
CALGARY — As Canada’s attention is increasingly focused on the polarizing oil exports debate, another contentious energy export has been quietly gaining momentum. The humble wood pellet, once used mostly for small-scale home heating, has graduated to an alternative to coal in the hungry power plants of Europe and Asia with the disputed promise of carbon neutral energy... by Ian Bickis.
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 higher-grade and commodity-grade lumber, wood chips that are sold externally and used for pulp production, and other residual products for sale to wood pellet manufacturers, finger joint lumber plants, biomass power plants... by Sandy Ferguson and Jim Lane.
A Montreal-based company has set the wheels in motion to bring a new recycling plant for used tires to the eastern Ontario town of Hawkesbury. Ecolomondo, which specializes in recycling hydrocarbon waste, is working on a deal with Hawkesbury to build a 170,000-square-foot recycling plant, Radio Canada reported… by CBC News.
April 27, 2018 – Ingredient technology and manufacturing company Comet has developed a technology that converts farmers’ agricultural residues into high-quality, sustainable ingredients… by Comet Biorefining.