BioChemicals
July 8, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn. - BioAmber Inc. announced it has signed a 210,000-ton per year take-or-pay contract for bio-based succinic acid with Vinmar International. Under the terms of the 15-year master off-take agreement, Vinmar has committed to purchase and BioAmber Sarnia has committed to sell 10,000 tons of succinic acid per year from the 30,000 ton per year capacity plant that is currently under construction in Sarnia, Ont. 
June 28, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Radient Technologies has opened the doors to its commercial-scale facility in Edmonton, using patented microwave technology to extract high-value bioproducts.
June 23, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn. - BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, announced that its Canadian subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia Inc., a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a CAD$20 million commercial loan from a financial consortium led by Export Development Canada and including Farm Credit Canada and Comerica Bank.
Once the cornerstone of Canada’s petrochemical industry, the border town of Sarnia, Ontario, has had to think smart to avoid the devastating impact of industries packing their bags and leaving town.
Recent bio-related events in Europe have focused on bioproduct clusters and distributed biorefineries.
May 16, 2014 - Pyrolysis is a generic term that includes any process where biomass (in the context of this report) is heated in a low-oxygen atmosphere.
May 1, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn. - BioAmber Inc. announced it has signed its first take-or-pay contract for succinic acid. Under the terms of the agreement, BioAmber will be the principal supplier of bio-succinic acid to PTTMCC Biochem for the production of a biodegradable plastic in Thailand.
April 22, 2014, Sarnia, Ont. – Once the cornerstone of Canada’s petrochemical industry, the border town of Sarnia has had to think smart to avoid the devastating impact of industries packing their bags and leaving town.
April 9, 2014, Seattle, Wa. – Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has created a unique technology that enables institutions and campuses to generate energy from their own food scraps and paper products.
March 19, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - Purthanol Resources has announced that Simon Doray has teamed up with Biocardel (Purthanol's biodiesel subsidiary) to create the company BioMix.
March 12, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. – CRIBE is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols (formerly GreenField Ethanol) to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and operational gains for pulp mills by providing new revenue streams as well as a more efficient way to perform current processes.
February 20, 2014, Sarnia, Ont. - BioAmber Inc. announced that its subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia Inc. has secured a $10 million interest free loan from Agriculture Canada for the 30,000 MT succinic acid plant currently under construction in Sarnia, Ontario.
February 12, 2014, Montague, P.E.I. - Solarvest Bioenergy Inc. announced third party confirmation of its bio-hydrogen expression system following the successful completion of a previously announced six month NSERC Engage project with Dr. Hallenbeck at the Université de Montreal, a world leader in bio-hydrogen production and proteomics.
December 18, 2013, Trois-Rivières, Que. – FPInnovations and Kruger Inc. have announced a joint project to implement the world’s first five ton/day cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières paper mill.
November 22, 2013, Aylmer, Ont. – IGPC Ethanol, Inc. announced an exclusive marketing relationship with Sweetwater Energy, Inc., a Rochester NY-based renewable hydrocarbon producer, to investigate the feasibility of locating Sweetwater’s first Canadian project in Ontario.
October 30, 2013, Saskatoon, Sask. - A new $100M Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative will provide repayable assistance to SMEs working to commercialize their products, processes, and services.
October 1, 2013, Minneapolis, Minn. – A significant milestone has been reached in the development of succinic acid producing yeast.
August 28, 2013, Sarnia, Ont - BioAmber Sarnia's new bio-based succinic acid plant, the first commercial scale production plant of its kind, will receive a $12 million investment from the federal government to support its construction in Sarnia.
July 15, 2013 - Helius Energy's $95 million biomass plant that turns whisky by-products into energy and heat has started commercial operations.
July 14, 2013 – Research and development project number 100 has started in the Swedish Processum cluster within the biorefinery sector. The aim of the project is to thermo chemically change lignin from the sulphate process black liquor to bio oil.

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