March 29, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies has been approved for a grant totalling $1,062,385 provided by the Government of Ontario through the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF).
March 26, 2018 - Cool Planet announced the successful completion of its 100th quantifiable, independent trial of Cool Terra, the company's flagship soil health product. The trial was conducted by the University of Florida on bell peppers, and it marks the 100th time the company has conducted a randomized yield improvement test of Cool Terra on specific crops with an independent university or researcher.
Nov. 2, 2017 - For more than 100 years, biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance made from oxygen-deprived plant or other organic matter, has both delighted and puzzled scientists. As a soil additive, biochar can store carbon and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it can slow-release nutrients to act as a non-toxic fertilizer.
April 3, 2017 - Bird Construction, as part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium, executed a contract on March 28, 2017 to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a biosolids management facility for the City of Hamilton, Ontario.
March 23, 2017 - Agriculture technology company Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna Engineered Biocarbon products.
March 10, 2017 - Cool Planet is making its Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon products more commercially available to growers in 2017, following impressive results in independent field trials conducted in 2016. Cool Terra products place long-lasting carbon in the soil which contribute to improved soil health and agricultural sustainability. The field trials demonstrated Cool Terra products can contribute to increased crop yields and more efficient use of inputs for growers.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Near the St. Lawrence River, a stone’s throw away from the Gentilly nuclear power plant, the old LaPrade mill in Bécancour, Que., has come back to life. In one of the old concrete pools designed to produce heavy water, Airex Energy is testing its unique torrefaction process. Their goal: develop a large-scale biochar technology made with forest biomass and agriculture waste.
June 10, 2014, Montreal, Que. – Airex Energy has reached an agreement on new funding for the company’s torrefaction technology project, helping the company come one step closer to a torrefaction demonstration plant in Canada.
August 17, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA – Biomass torrefaction systems manufacturer Heyl & Patterson has signed a worldwide marketing deal with Torrefy Corporation.
March 12, 2012 - Pellet equipment supplier Andritz is running a pilot plant in Austria testing a new torrefaction unit on locally-sourced wood chips. The finished product is better suited for coal co-firing than untreated woody biomass.
Oct 29, 2011 - ERB Energias Renovaveis do Brasil Ltda., a Brazilian developer of biomass energy projects, will build a demonstration plant next year to turn wood into charcoal-like pellets that it will sell to European utilities.
Oct 14, 2011, Toronto - Topell Energy's Robin Post van der Burg told attendees at the 2011 CANBIO annual meeting and conference that his company's torrefied wood plant in the Netherlands will soon be ready to make its first 5,000 tonne delivery to local power generators.
Torrefaction makes sense in many ways, and the bioenergy sector is taking notice.
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