Top Cdn BE: Black Pellet Use Ends in Ontario

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July 30, 2018,

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July 19, 2018 — Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards” author Benjamin Dachis argues federal policymakers must examine the inherent limitations and potential economic costs of a clean fuel standard system… by C.D. Howe Institute

Plans to create the country’s first garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights are progressing. Yet hurdles remain for Enerkem, the Canadian company that wants to build the multimillion-dollar facility…. by Erin Adler.

Lethbridge College is investigating a new micro-nanofiltration system in aquaponics and greenhouses to create a zero-waste food production, using a lightweight, durable and readily accessible material called Biochar. Biochar is a type of charcoal created through the process of burning bamboo without the presence of oxygen. The highly porous surface both captures small particles in the water and houses beneficial microbes that help filter and clean the water… by Greg Bobinec.

July 27, 2018 – A new pellet plant taking shape in Terrace, B.C., is expected to set a new standard in environmental compliance for the industry, if the company and supplier building it have it their way… by Tamar Atik.

Citing expensive repairs and the ongoing high cost of operation, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on July 27 it would permanently shut down the 55-year-old Thunder Bay Generating Station… by Lindsay Kelly.

Montreal, Quebec – Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo Corp. is setting up a tire-recycling plant in the town of Hawkesbury, Ontario, to showcase its thermal decomposition process (TDP) technology… by European Rubber Journal.

July 25, 2018 – The City of Toronto and Enbridge have announced plans to build the city’s first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. The facility will produce biofuel, or RNG, by capturing and processing the biomethane released by the city’s organic waste… by Maria Church.

July 23, 2018 – The federal and Quebec governments have committed up to $17.4 million in investments, grants and loans to a new Fortress bioproducts subsidiary to support the construction of a xylitol demonstration plant planned for Fortress’ dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que… by Pulp & Paper Canada.