Top Cdn BE: Ford Nation vs First Nation Bioenergy

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July 9, 2018,

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The share prices of U.S. ethanol producers tumbled on Monday (see figure) after Canada announced a new wave of retaliatory import tariffs against American products over the weekend… by Tristan R Brown.

The purpose of the proposed project is to construct and operate a pyrolysis facility that thermally decomposes and converts waste plastics derived from municipal solid wastes, to fuel. Approximately 12-15 tons of the waste-derived plastics is expected to be converted to synthetic fuel per day using the pyrolysis technology... by Nova Scotia Environment.

A Manitoulin Island First Nation leader said he’ll work with other Northern Ontario communities in lobbying for a reinstatement of a residential wood heating incentive program, recently axed by the new Ford government… by Ian Ross.

Lambton County council voted this week to move ahead on a $500,000-investment with a Sarnia-based agency helping young companies start production of bio-based products. It was part of a loan and investment arrangement the county agreed to last summer with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada so the agency could fully tap into matching federal funds… by Paul Morden.