Top Cdn BE: Investors in Bioproducts

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December 17, 2018,

Sixth Element is a boutique consulting firm, providing services on pro forma design and analysis, feasibility studies and business plans, technology/venture vetting and audits (see Projects for recent studies).  Our focus sectors are emerging biofuels and Indigenous bioeconomy ventures in the forestry sector, including lumber, logging and bioenergy.

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Dec. 14, 2018 – A survey of Canadian industrial bioproducts companies has revealed that a more intensive communications strategy is necessary to bring to light successes and opportunities for investors in this emerging sector of the Canadian economy… by PEI BioAlliance.

A proposal for America’s first waste-to-ethanol plant has taken a step forward. The Metropolitan Council announced a preliminary agreement with Enerkem, Inc., of Canada for construction of the $200 million plant in Inver Grove Heights… by Bob Shaw.

Dec. 11, 2018 – Fortress Advanced Bioproducts (FortressAB) has entered a collaboration with Mondelēz International, one of the world’s largest snacking companies, that will grant FortressAB an exclusive license to use Mondolēz’s sugar-based bioproduct manufacturing technology on byproducts from Fortress’s dissolving pulp mill… by Pulp & Paper Canada.

Dec. 14, 2018 – Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions, is pleased to announce that it entered into an arm’s length transactional agreement on Dec. 6, 2018 to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Compressed Air International Inc. (CAI) for a purchase price of CAD$2,200,000, subject to customary closing adjustments, effective Jan. 1, 2019. CAI’s principals will remain with CAI after the acquisition to optimize CAI’s integration in Xebec’s industrial compressed air treatment business… by Xebec.

After reviewing the recent coverage of the provincial government’s attempts to deal with climate change, I was surprised that there was little mention of potential options in the forest industry… by Jim Hilton.