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August 21, 2017,

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The waste-to-energy plant and northern commercial greenhouse pilot project, announced as part of the government of Quebec’s 2017-2017 economic plan, will be established in Kuujjuaq – the largest northern village in Nunavik, Quebec. A sum of CAD$5 million (€3.3m), spread over three years, will serve to design and build a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then a commercial greenhouse heated with such system…  by Bioenergy Insight

VARENNES, QC, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Greenfield Global Inc., (formerly GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.) Canada’s largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced today that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. The first ethanol plant built in Quebec, the Varennes distillery is a model for waste water management and energy efficiency. The plant already produces some of the lowest carbon fuel ethanol in North America and is on its way to becoming part of a state of the art biorefinery complex...  by Greenfield Global.

With its Wawa wood pellet plant in mothballs, Rentech is trying to untangle itself from an export contract with a British power supplier. n releasing its second quarter results, the California company announced it is negotiating with Drax Power to cancel its remaining shipments of wood pellets for 2017…  by Northern Ontario Business.

Aug. 16, 2017 – China is a bit of a mystery to Canadian wood pellet producers. The Canadian wood pellet industry has traditionally relied on the European power market and more recently has penetrated Japan and South Korea. From time to time we have had casual inquiries from potential Chinese buyers, but nothing serious materialized...  by Vaughan Bassett.

An Edmonton businessman has settled with the province’s securities regulator after admitting to misleading investors. On Thursday, the Alberta Securities Commission announced it concluded a settlement agreement with David Gregor McClure after he admitted to breaching provincial securities laws. He is to pay the commission a penalty of $80,000. The Edmonton resident was involved in the biofuels industry and was in charge of multiple incorporated companies and investment corporations… by Jonny Wakefield