Biofuels

May 17, 2017 - Hamilton, Ont.-based BIOX is working to complete upgrades to its Sombra, Ont., biodiesel facility this year and looking to transition from an expansion focus to operating its assets and strengthening its balance sheet, the company CEO said in its second quarter report.
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.
May 23, 2017 - Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis.
April 24, 2017 - Air Canada announced today its participation in the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project (CAAFCER), a research project led by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to test the environmental benefits of biofuel use on contrails.
April 19, 2017 - Enerkem Inc. has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation.
April 13, 2017 - A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.
April 11, 2017 - Enerkem Inc. announced today that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).
April 5, 2017 - Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas, on April 3. Butamax will now start the detailed engineering work to add bio-isobutanol capacity to the facility, while continuing to produce ethanol before and after adding this capacity.
May 1, 2017 - Researchers in Guelph, Ont., an hour’s drive west of Toronto, are hoping to mine the money out of sewage with a new technology that maximizes anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants.
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.
May 5, 2017 - A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals.
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.

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