Biofuels

March 21, 2017 - Edmonton's Forge Hydrocarbons will begin construction of a $25-million biodiesel manufacturing plant at a BIOX Corporation site near Sombra, Ont., as early as this fall.
Feb. 21, 2017 - The Newfoundland and Labrador government has signed an agreement in principle to see a $185-million biofuel plant built in Botwood.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Renewable energy company BIOX, in a joint venture with World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), has completed the commissioning of its 90 million U.S. gallon (USG) nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016.
Jan. 18, 2017 - Bioenergy La Tuque (BELT) has partnered with Finnish renewable fuels company Neste Corporation to study the feasibility of producing renewable diesel from forest harvest residues in La Tuque, Que.
Dec. 19, 2016 - BIOX Corporation's acquisition of two new biodiesel facilities in 2016 allowed the company to increase production by more than 300 per cent, the company announced in its Q4 report last week.
Dec. 6, 2016 - UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic.
March 23, 2017 - Since 2012, a small algal bioreactor has been operating quietly at St Marys Cement plant in Ontario, absorbing small volumes of C02 and other emissions from cement production to grow microalgae. In 2016, the small pilot project graduated to a full demonstration facility that is capable of churning out up to 50 kilograms of dry microalgae each day, offsetting nearly 100 kilograms of C02 emissions daily.
March 20, 2017 - The global algae biofuel market is expected to reach USD 10.73 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting fossil fuel resources as well as rising awareness towards environment protection is expected to be the key factor for driving industry growth.
March 16, 2017 - Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 per cent, according to a study led by NASA.
March 2, 2017 - Iogen Corporation CEO, Brian Foody, was honoured today at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., with the 2017 Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy.
Feb. 22, 2017 - After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel.
Feb. 16, 2017 - TTcogen LLC has hired Walter Gray III to lead the development of biofuel-powered CHP projects as director of business development.
March 15, 2016 - G4 Insights has received $800,000 from the Canadian government to build an RNG demonstration plant in Edmonton.
March 13, 2017 - Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist Weltec Biopower in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates.
Jan. 3, 2017 - Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec broke ground on the construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS) in Varennes, Que., on Dec. 19.
Jan. 2, 2017 - Bradam Group LLC announced today that it has completed the acquisition of assets of Elementa Group Inc. including the company's groundbreaking, environmentally friendly Steam Reforming Process (SRP) and has secured patents for the SRP in 24 countries.
Nov. 16, 2016 - DuPont Industrial Biosciences has agreed to supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. Enzyme technology has been proven to improve biogas yields and process robustness, ultimately increasing customers’ revenue and profitability while increasing offerings in renewable energy.
Nov. 15, 2016 - The World Biogas Association (WBA) has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco.
Aug. 8, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants, Euphorbia lagascae from the Mediterranean and Centrapalus pauciflorus from Africa, as sources of vernolic acid, a naturally occurring epoxidized fatty acid that can directly substitute for the synthetic vernolic acid made from petroleum, soy or linseed oil.
February 3, 2016 - Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
November 8, 2013, Columbus, Ohio - Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts one ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 130 gallons of wet bio-oil per day.
October 24, 2013, Oklahoma City, Okla. – The U.S. Department of Energy is providing a $3 million grant to fund research on the development of a commercially-viable bio-oil.
February 21, 2013, Lawrence, KS – A team at the University of Kansas has demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated wastewater algae-to-biocrude process using hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) that can sustainably cultivate algal biomass for biofuel production.
November 19, 2012, Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Engineering researchers can "pressure-cook" algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude.

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