Top Cdn BE: Enerkem & Agrisoma Make Headlines

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February 12, 2018,

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MONTREALFeb. 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Enerkem Inc. (, a world leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today it has completed a C$280 million investment round–its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing… by Enerkem.

Local company Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. quietly made history last week when its bio jet fuel was used by Australian airline, Qantas, on a transatlantic flight from the United States to Australia. The Gatineau-based company developed the fuel from a mustard-like oilseed called carinata, and now plans to partner with the Australian airline for future production, according to company CEO and president, Steve Fabijansky… by Mario Carlucci.

Even before it’s up and running, the City of Yellowknife has won a sustainability award for its plan to reduce the city’s emissions with new wood pellet boilers. Yellowknife was recently awarded the 2018 Sustainable Communities Award in the energy category from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities — recognizing environmental initiatives in the community... by CBC News.

It was a powerful statement from Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources, at an industry event in Ottawa late November.  And if it at all reflects the sentiment at Natural Resources Canada, it’s a call to action for biomass producers to make noise in the marketplace. There is a strong reason to think 2018 will be a banner year for biomass… by Maria Church.

Get this guys—clean energy exists right here in British Columbia’s backyard. We’re talking, green energy from TREES. Not in the way that it just helps you breathe better, they’re used in ways that you couldn’t even imagine. We’re here today with Canfor, one of the world’s largest sawmill manufacturers in the world and one of the only paper mills in Canada. Joining us today is Director of Biofuel Development, James Spankie who has been with Canfor for a good 18 years and speaks to the history and evolution of forest products… by BCIC.