Top Cdn BE: Flying with Biofuels

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July 31, 2017,

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MONTREAL — The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Canada actually has an opportunity like no other country where it can displace large amounts of fuel and reduce large amounts of carbon,” Mena Salib, Air Canada’s manager of aircraft noise and emissions, said Tuesday after speaking to a global biotech conference… by the Financial Post.

Canadian-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and biorefinery giant UPM from Helsinki, Finland, signed a long-term supply agreement that will expand the world’s only oilseed crop, developed to produce renewable fuels in South America. Under the deal, the two companies will grow Carinata oilseed crops with third-party farmers in Uruguay and Brazil. Carinata is the oilseed variety Agrisoma created precisely for two roles; sustainable biofuel production in the aviation industry and to produce non-edible oil, suitable for making low carbon biofuels’ and nutritious protein for animal feed… by Agrisoma.

July 24, 2017 – IGPC Ethanol Inc. (“IGPC”) hosted on Monday the Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s minister of energy for a celebration recognizing the company’s $120-million investment to double ethanol production capacity at its facility in Aylmer, Ont. As a result of the expansion, by 2018 IGPC will produce at least 400 million litres of ethanol per year, making it one of the largest producers of renewable fuel in Canada… by IGPC

Canada-based Canfor Pulp Products Inc., a leading global supplier of pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia (BC) has announced that it plans to undertake “capital projects” at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp (NBSK) mill located in Prince George, BC, and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in Taylor, BC…  by Bioenergy International

July 26, 2017 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.  Canadians will benefit from well-paying jobs and business opportunities created by a Halifax-based company that turns landfill waste into clean-burning fuel, thanks to a $2.6-million investment by the Government of Canada. This investment in Sustane Technologies will support the construction of a new demonstration facility in Chester, about 65 km southwest of Halifax. At this facility, solid waste from landfills will be transformed into recyclable materials as well as high-value fuels that burn cleaner than fossil fuels. The emerging market for products converted from solid waste not only represents a new industry but will also result in less pollution and healthier communities… by SDTC