Top Cdn BE: Carbon Pricing Options

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June 4, 2018,

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Industries in Canada that are covered by the federal carbon pricing system will have an emissions limit. If they are above this limit, they will need to pay the carbon price, or use certain credits. This paper lists the proposed rules on which types of credits are allowed. We are asking for feedback from the public until July 6, 2018… by the Government of Canada.

One of the key challenges faced by the bioeconomy is the provision of competitively-priced, high-quality biomass. BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) is building on this insight and on its past accomplishments to develop and grow the bioeconomy… by Canadian Innovation News.

In her role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources, the Northumberland-Peterborough South MP just wrapped up a one-week tour of Scandinavia. Hitting Denmark, Sweden and Finland, this was about “sharing expertise” between countries and finding ways to “push the envelope, both individually and collectively,” said Rudd… by Sarah Hyatt.

It’s a development that brings a new source of business to the Port of Milwaukee but also raises concerns about environmental threats to the harbor and Lake Michigan: Ethanol is being shipped out of the port this spring — the first time either ethanol or petroleum products have moved out of the port in at least a decade, according to port officials… by Lee Bergquist.

I FEEL LESS GUILTY flying on vacation now that I’ve compared flying with driving by car. Both contribute to global warming about the same. Comparisons between the two are tricky because there are many factors like the efficiency of the car and how many are traveling. And the distance the plane flies: more fuel is used on takeoff so longer flights are more efficient. The University of Oslo has weighed these factors and concludes: “With only one passenger in the car, corresponding to 20-25 per cent occupancy, the climate impact is at the level of an average air trip (Yale Climate Connections).”… by David Charbonneau.

(Edmonton, AB) – Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. (NSRE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to bring forward low-carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors, which will generate jobs, economic diversification and economic growth. “We look forward to working with NSRE as we take the Edmonton Metro Region and Alberta forward in developing biofuels, lowering carbon emissions and generating jobs,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport… by Edmonton International Airport.

PONOKA, ABMay 29, 2018 /CNW/ – An innovative Canadian technology targeting global markets has successfully completed commercial scale processing of livestock carcass by-products into fertilizers at the Lethbridge Biogas biorefining plant. This new thermal hydrolysis and fractionation process transforms animal by-products and food waste, including inedible meat and bones, into safe nutrient products for organic fertilizer and biogas production… by Biosphere Technologies.

Cantimber Biotech—the wood based activated carbon manufacturer located on the Port Alberni waterfront—has officially been terminated. The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) announced on Thursday, May 31 that their Licence of Occupation with Cantimber Biotech Inc. has been terminated… by Alberni Valley News.

The site, which officially opened in Port Kells this past March, has received national recognition from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), winning the 2018 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the over 100,000 population category… by Amy Reid.

May 28, 2018 – A new state-of-the-art facility is calling British Columbia home as Renewi Canada and the City of Surrey open North America’s first integrated closed-loop organic waste management system… by Leslie Allan.

In Canada, Ontario is investing up to $8 million in Comet Biorefining’s $79.8 million bio-based ingredient project through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund. The investment will help to establish the world’s first commercial-scale bio-based ingredient refinery in Ontario… by Jim Lane.