June 18, 2018,
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- QC - Biochar Heating Up
- QC - Court Grants Bioamber Creditor Protection
- BC - Biocoal Facility Announced
- New Enerkem Project - Oregon
June 11, 2018 – Biochar (“bio” as in biomass and “char” as in charcoal) was virtually unknown just a year ago and now two new biochar production plants will be operating in Quebec in 2018. But will this new market create real added value to the forest products sector?… by Guillaume Roy.
A petition by BioAmber for protection under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act has been granted by the Superior Court of Quebec. An order issued by the court in late May provides for an initial stay of proceedings until June 22 and appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers as monitor of the company’s business and financial affairs. BioAmber, a company headquartered in Montreal, opened its first commercial-scale plant in Sarnia in 2015… by Paul Morden.
A spark has been ignited for a new proposed pellet plant to be built in South Hazelton. The Gitxsan Development Corporation has been working on bringing the project to reality for just over a year. They’ve teamed up with Airex Energy out of Quebec, who has developed technology for a new type of pellet that is a clean alternative to coal… by Marisca Bakker.
The Port of St. Helens is pursuing a potential lease agreement with a biofuels company poised to produce synthetic jet fuel. Port staff, along with Democratic Sen. Betsy Johnson of Scappoose, Columbia County Commissioner Alex Tardif and representatives from Boeing, met with staff from Enerkem — a Canada-based biofuels company looking to expand its operations… by Courtney Vaughn.