Top Cdn BE: Biofuel Breakthrough

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March 26, 2018,

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Big decisions are being made in Ottawa today by a relatively small group of people that will affect the future of energy in Canada. The group of stakeholders has come together at the behest of Environment and Climate Change Canada to shape regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard, with grand ambitions to achieve 30 megatons of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions by 2030…by Ron Kotrba.

Despite aggressive adoption of renewable energy by a number of industrialized countries, roughly 80% of the world’s energy for heating, power and transportation still comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas and coal. Asked at a Globe 2018 forum on energy transition last week what the world’s energy mix will look like in 2100, even Andy Calitz, CEO of the Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium LNG Canada, said he thinks it will be an electrified world, with solar power being the most dominant source of electricity… by Nelson Bennett.

March 20, 2018 – In February the federal government announced a new program that will fund renewable energy projects in diesel-reliant communities. The program, called Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities, will dole out $220 million over six years for projects that support clean technology or develop local capacity in one of Canada’s 200 communities or industrial sites that rely on shipments of diesel fuel for power and heat... by Maria Church.

March 23, 2018 – Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto… by Tamar Atik.

MONTREALMarch 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ –  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 of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint... by Enerkem.

March 21, 2018 – Some 15 years ago, an emeritus university professor and PhD in chemical engineering together with his visionary and business-savvy son launched a cleantech start-up to develop what many thought was a crazy idea at the time.
Developing the bioeconomy is no small undertaking, and what many believed impossible to achieve has since turned into a disruptive technology that has led the world’s first waste-to-biofuel company… by Marie-Hélène Labrie.