Top Cdn BE: Coal No More

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September 25, 2017,

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Sept. 19, 2017 – Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital. Executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Gordon Murray said the industry received the confirmation it needed this morning regarding the government’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions and making bioenergy more widespread across Canada…  by Tamar Atik

For the past 4 years, the 2.8MW biogas plant in Lethbridge, Alberta produced the equivalent electrical energy to power 2,800 homes, diverting up to 120,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfills each year. With this hydrolysis expansion, Lethbridge Biogas is federally permitted to increase their waste diversion to include the processing of deadstock, along with other animal waste products.

Richard Schofield loves his work. A project development manager with Montreal-based company Enerkem Inc., Schofield supports Enerkem’s work to transform non-recyclable household waste into green liquid transportation fuels and chemicals. Waste-to-biofuel firm Enerkem’s Edmonton, Alberta, facility was a long time in the making. The facility turns the city’s nonrecylable and noncompostable trash into methanol and ethanol. The project enables diversion from landfill, cuts gas emissions and helps oil companies meet obligations to use alternative, renewable fuels… by Willona Sloane.

Metro Vancouver’s board will decide this week whether to spend $17.9 million on a system to capture thermal energy from treated sewage at the new North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant. Staff have recommended the expenditure, along with an agreement to sell the energy to the the City of North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Energy Corporation, and the regional district’s utilities committee gave it the green light last week… by Jennifer Saltman.

Sept. 19, 2017 – With over 12 years of trials, research, and successful results, Lignition Corporation technology and agricultural products prove to be part of the solution to the world’s looming carbon dioxide over abundance challenge.  With Lignition products, carbon dioxide is seen as an asset instead of a liability. Using plant-based raw material feedstocks, naturally growing larger crops of higher quality that consume greater amounts of CO2 and sunlight/solar energy is the attainable answer, which also has worldwide immediately actionable possibilities…  by Lignition Corporation

TORONTO-BIOX Corporation (“BIOX” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BX) today announces that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a final order approving the previously announced transaction pursuant to which 10293547 Canada Limited (the “Purchaser”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of CFFI Ventures Inc. (“CFFI Ventures”) will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BIOX by way of plan of arrangement under theCanada Business Corporations Act(the “Arrangement”). The Arrangement was previously approved by the shareholders of BIOX at a special meeting held onSeptember 7, 2017… by Biox.

Sept. 22, 2017 – Canada’s forestry and agriculture offer an abundant source of biomass supporting our nation to become a global leader in the burgeoning bioeconomy. This biomass can be transformed into a myriad of useful products such as biomaterials, biochemicals, biofuels, renewable natural gas, and bioenergy that can provide alternatives to the traditional petrochemical products… by Sandy Marshall.