Top Cdn BE: Enerkem, the Darling of Emerging Biofuels

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October 1, 2018,

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Canada is emerging as a forestry innovation hotbed with growing capacity to make biofuels and bioproducts from wood fiber which in some cases are used as a substitute for non-renewable materials and energy sources… by Derek Nighbor.

24 Sep 2018 — Mascoma LLC, a subsidiary of Canadian business Lallemand Inc., and NextFerm Technologies have signed a new commercial joint development agreement that will expand their collaboration into the biofuels category… by Elizabeth Green

Sept. 28, 2018 – Spring 2018 saw a new milestone come to life for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. as it opened a new facility in central Alberta, a first for the B.C.-based company that produces industrial wood pellets… by Lesley Allan.

After years of failed attempts by other companies to add value beyond producing lumber from the area’s forests, Skeena Sawmills is the first to actually do just that by building a $20 million pellet plant at its mill location on Hwy16 just west of Terrace… by Rod Link

The provincial government is coming under fire from Roddickton-Bide Arm Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald after Scotiabank announced it would be closing its doors in the Northern Peninsula town. Fitzgerald is concerned the town is losing businesses like Scotiabank because of the harsh economic realities it is facing. However, she believes a forestry deal would help the town… by Stephen Roberts.

Sept. 24, 2018 – Enerkem Inc. announced last week at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter… by Enerkem.

In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours of operations at its Innovation Centre in Westbury, Quebec have been completed.has successfully produced renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol… by Jim Lane.