Top Cdn Bioenergy: Biochar in Ontario

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December 10, 2018,

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Forge Hydrocarbons Corporation (FORGE) today announced that it has received a $4 million USD investment from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy.  This investment enables Forge, a Canadian, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) company to further develop its Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology and to construct a first-of-kind, commercial plant with a production capacity of approximately 19 million liters per year (ML/y)… by Lockheed Martin.

The U.S. ethanol industry applauds the release of the Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that could go in effect as early as 2025. Following this announcement, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)… by the Renewable Fuels Association.

The plant is now producing both CleanFyre and SulfaCHAR from the facility. CleanFyre is a carbon neutral solid biofuel, and through its implementation will allow users to significantly reduce their GHG emissions. SulfaCHAR is a zero-waste activated charcoal, with application in the desulfurization of renewable natural gas. Both are made from low-value materials, including anaerobic digestate and wood-based by-products… by Maria Church.

Cutting edge waste transformation company Anergy today (12/4) announces the completion of its first Canadian High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) plant, carried out in collaboration with Toronto based CHAR Technologies Ltd and supported by the Canadian government... by EE online.

To promote greener heating solutions, create new jobs and boost the local economy, the government of Canada is investing $1,432,000 in a forestry initiative in Yukon. According to a news release, the multi-year investment also helps support biomass projects in Indigenous communities by helping them decide their bioenergy solutions… by Ellen Cools.