Top Cdn BE: Canada Joins IRENA

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May 28, 2018,

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Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 May 2018— Canada is set to become a Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) after confirming its intention to begin the membership applications process. Speaking on behalf of the Canadian Government, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Kim Rudd, made the announcement today during the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen… by IRENA.

Canadian pulp and paper mills have been reinventing themselves in recent years in response to increased international competition and reduced global demand for forest products such as newsprint. As a result, many mills have started integrating biomass conversion processes and equipment into their operations to produce a wide range of biobased, non-traditional products. Dubbed “forest biorefineries,” these mills have begun producing biofuels, materials, and a host of biochemicals..  by Natural Resources Canada.

The global transition to a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource-efficient economy is an economic opportunity for Canada. Canada’s clean technology producers and users are well positioned to compete and win in this global market. That’s why Budget 2017 announced more than $2.3 billion to support clean technology in Canada and the growth of Canadian firms and exports... by the Government of Canada.

Dr. Jennifer Littlejohns is friendly, open and ready to speak about engineering anytime. She is enthusiastic, energetic and an advocate for young people going into science, especially females. Her journey to becoming a Research Council Officer and Program Technical Lead in the Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Applications program in the Energy Mining and Environment Research Centre in Ottawa is an interesting one, one that shows dedication to the field of chemical engineering and the environment… by NRC.

The Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Energy Application program is currently looking for partners to collaborate on innovative projects… by NRC.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, today announced the official opening of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC).  InnoTech Alberta is the owner and operator of this pioneering clean technology centre. Users of the ACCTC will test and advance carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversion technologies that assist in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, by enabling the conversion of CO2 into commercially viable, value-added products... by InnoTech

VANCOUVERMay 22, 2018 /CNW/ – Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. (“Pinnacle” or the “Company”) (TSX: PL) today announced that it has entered into a new long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Hanwa Co., Ltd. (“Hanwa”), a large, diversified trading company in Japan. Under the terms of the contract, Pinnacle will supply 75,000 metric tons per annum of industrial wood pellets to Hanwa beginning in early 2022. The industrial wood pellets will be used by a biomass power generation plant in Japan... by Pinnacle.

Vince Rutter hopes a new provincial wood heat pilot program awarded to select Northern Ontario communities will provide a “starting line” to finally get the ball rolling with the region’s bio-economy. In early May, Queen’s Park dropped $6.7 million from its Green Ontario Fund into Sioux Lookout, Wawa, Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin  Island, and six Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities in northwestern Ontario… by Ian Ross.

SARNIA, Ontario –  Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. Its goal is to help Ontario and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of sustainable technologies. In 2016, BIC established the Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) initiative program, which acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation. COMM SCI supports BIC’s mission to provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies… by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada.

Research completed by the National Research Council (NRC) in collaboration with Natural Ressources Canada (NRCan) aims to unlock new potential from an age-old resource: trees. The research focuses on using techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle analysis (LCA) tools to determine the feasibility of converting forest waste into value-added products and energy… by NRC.

Québec, le 17 mai 2018. –  En marge de l’ouverture de la 9e Conférence des chefs de gouvernement des Régions partenaires qui s’amorce aujourd’hui à Québec, le premier ministre Philippe Couillard et la première ministre du Cap-Occidental, Helen Zille marquent l’histoire en signant... by Quebec.