Top Cdn BE: Centennial Flame

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April 23, 2018,

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Will the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill, with its dancing fires lit by natural gas, become the Centennial LED? The federal government has launched a study of options to cut the flow of natural gas from Western Canada to the popular monument, and replace it with a more eco-friendly energy source... by Dean Beeby.

Domtar has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bioalternative to petroleum-based materials. No longer viewed as merely a byproduct of paper-making, lignin is finding new uses as a green replacement for certain chemicals and materials. In fact, lignin-based biomaterials, including lignin pellets, have the potential to be used in a wide array of applications… by Domtar.

The addition of relatively small amounts of biochar to cattle diets could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also improving feed efficiency in ways that support the greening of Canada’s cattle industry… by Jim Algie.

A Terrace-based pellet plant may soon become a reality as Skeena Sawmills moves forward on its plans to begin construction this summer. The mill is reserving its official announcement on the estimated $20-million pellet plant until construction starts, but operations vice-president Roger Keery has confirmed the project is going ahead… by Jackie Lieuwen.

Renaissance BioScience Corp. (RBSC), a leading global yeast technology company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mitacs for a multi-year, $1.44-million research and development project. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, will provide matching funding to the RBSC project to support the development of next-generation, systematic tools and methods for expanding, screening and selecting biodiversity in non-GMO industrial yeast strains… by Renaissance BioScience.

MONTREALApril 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada will save 160 tonnes of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 230,000 litres of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport’s multi-user fuel supply system to show the feasibility of biofuel use in shared fueling systems Canadian airports… by Air Canada.