Top Cdn BE: Clean Fuel Standard

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October 9, 2017,

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Canada’s environment commissioner Julie Gelfand delivered a stern warning to the federal government this week, declaring that to deal with climate change Ottawa needs to move “from a seemingly endless planning mode into an action mode.” That will mean more than just putting a price on carbon — to date the only element in the Liberals’ pan-Canadian climate change framework that’s received much attention. The government’s plan also includes a suite of lesser-known policies, including a proposed clean fuel standard that some say amounts to a second carbon tax… by Maura Forest.

Senecal said fuel consumption is also a poor measure of environmental impact. The city is now looking into purchasing biofuel for some of its vehicles. The green benefits of that fuel wouldn’t be reflected if the city only measures fuel consumption, Senecal pointed out. He suggested the city measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions instead… by Laura Osman.

GATINEAU, QC and GAINESVILLE, FL, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ – 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 from seven Universities associated with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science.  Agrisoma’s goal is to maximize production of the tiny Carinata seed grown in the southeastern US, used to produce bio jet fuel… by Agrisoma.

Oct. 4, 2017 – Quebec-based pyrolysis plant Xylo-Carbone is recieving $1.5 million in funding from the Quebec Government to build a charcoal production plant that will produce bio-coal products. The $6.6 million plant is being constructed in the town of Saint-Tite, Que. The company’s website states that it specalizes in converting wood to bio-carbon products for the BBQ cooking industry, biochar in agriculture, and for water purification applications and air through activated charcoal…  by Tamar Atik.

The project to capture CO2 from a pulp mill in Canada is on schedule. The project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc. and Serres Toundra Inc. entails the deployment of a 30-tonne per day (tpd) CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment at a pulp mill in the Saint-Félicien region of Quebec (Canada) and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Serres Toundra greenhouse facility (the Project)... by CO2 Solutions