Torrefaction
Dec. 4, 2018 - To mark the recent commissioning of their new biocarbon plant in Mississauga, Ont., CHAR Technologies has produced a video tour of the site.
Oct. 22, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies Ltd. has successfully commissioned its biocarbon production facility, the company announced today. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal SulfaCHAR and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) CleanFyre. At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing up to five tonnes per day of biocarbon.
Aug. 30, 2018 - Haliburton Forest Biochar is one step closer to startup with the recent environmental compliance approval from the Ontario environment ministry.
Aug. 20, 2018 - Airex Energy, a world leader in large-scale biomass torrefaction, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the sale and use of its BiocharFX product in Canada.
June 29, 2018 - Development company 4Leaf Corp is planning to build a torrefied pellet production facility in McBride, B.C., as part of a larger project that would include a power plant, sawmill and tree nursery. 
June 11, 2018 - Biochar (“bio” as in biomass and “char” as in charcoal) was virtually unknown just a year ago and now two new biochar production plants will be operating in Quebec in 2018. But will this new market create real added value to the forest products sector?
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.
Jan. 5, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies has closed on its acquisition of Toronto's Altech Group and has announced plans to manufacture and sell a biocoal product branded as CleanFyre. The GHG neutral product will be marketed as a cost-effective coal replacement.
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 17, 2017 - Four years after launching his first biomass venture, Talby Mckay is ready for his next challenge.
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 21, 2017 - Edmonton-based Innovative Reduction Strategies Inc., (IRSI) moves forward in alternative energy production with the testing of Ulysses in Drayton Valley, Alta. The pyrolysis system once focused on waste management now looks to biochar and carbon sequestering.
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. 24, 2017 - Airex Energy today officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que.
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.
Jan. 23, 2017 - Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve in Ontario is planning to build a biochar facility at the site of a former sawmill and wood pellet business.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Vega Biofuels, Inc. is expecting a profitable 2017 as a result of the successful evaluation of its bio-coal product as a replacement for traditional coal in coal-fired power plants.
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.
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