Top CDN BE: Bioenergy in Ontario

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August 6, 2018,

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EnerSysNet Canada Inc.’s mission is to develop modular systems that enable the forest residuals to hydrocarbon economy. Oxygen-free, liquid hydrocarbons would be produced from sustainably managed timber reserves by a distributed network of small, self-contained biorefineries that literally take the factory to the forest. The companies “ablative” conversion technology transforms woody biomass from harvest and mill waste into renewable liquid hydrocarbons by integrating proven technologies in the field, and delivers these to refineries to yield gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels, displacing crude oil and reducing greenhouse gases… by Gary Scoggins.

August 2, 2018 – Sioux Lookout, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor. People and businesses in the Sioux Lookout region will benefit from growth opportunities in key sectors of the regional economy, thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $229,600. The FedNor funding will enable the Municipality of Sioux Lookout to explore the potential of green energy solutions for the local forest industry, as well as the establishment of a transload facility in the community… by FedNor.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A company based in Canada that produces fuel from wood waste is considering Youngstown as a site for a new production plant. But there’s a catch – a big one. In order for Ensyn Corp. to fully commit to building such a plant, the city would have to assume ownership of Ensyn’s largest customer in the area: Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC… by Dan O’Brien.

With a half-dozen new mines expected to go into production over the next two years, a delegation from northwestern Ontario wants face time with Energy Minister Greg Rickford to make its case to keep the Thunder Bay Generating Station operational… by Ian Ross.

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is seeking proposals for wood-chip heating systems that would be housed in approximately 25 government-owned buildings. The province currently buys heat from 29 privately-owned biomass systems… by Josh Lewis.