Top Cdn BE: Hot Ventures

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March 12, 2018,

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Comet Biorefining #46, Ensyn #25, Bioamber #17, Enerkem #3 – make Biofuels Digest list of 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Jim Lane.

EVERYBODY thinks this is a 50-pound sack of seeds,” says Steven Fabijanski as he hefts a large white bag onto a table. “Actually, it’s 8,000 litres of jet fuel.” That is what Agrisoma Biosciences, the company Mr Fabijanski runs in Quebec, plans to make from the bagful of carinata, or Ethiopian mustard seed. In January a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Qantas flew from Los Angeles to Melbourne on a mixture of jet fuel and juice extracted from Agrisoma’s mustard seeds. Eventually, a third of biofuel for aviation will come from seeds bred by the company, Mr Fabijanski predicts. His slogan is: “don’t drill, plant.”.. by the Economist.

Rob Costanzo pointed to a massive pile of compost inside the Surrey Biofuel Facility. “This was all leftovers on a dinner plate,” he said, picking up a handful while giving the Now-Leader an exclusive tour of the Port Kells facility in January. The manager of the biofuel project, which opens today, said making the vision a reality has been no small feat. “It’s a euphoric feeling,” said Costanzo... by Amy Reid.

An N.W.T. MLA is raising alarm over environmental impacts that could stem from a new pellet mill planned for Enterprise, N.W.T. “Aurora Wood Pellets’ operation in Enterprise is expected to create many jobs at its mills and jobs for wood cutters from two First Nation communities. This is a very good thing,” said Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson in a statement to the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly on Feb. 26… Jimmy Thomson.