Biofuel
July 16, 2014, Columbus, Ind. - Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck. The Cummins ETHOS 2.8L is designed specifically to use E-85, a clean-burning blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
July 8, 2014, Albany, N.Y. - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Biofuels Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019," biofuels production was 24,326.7 million gallons in 2012 and is expected to reach 50,921.4 million gallons by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2013 to 2019.
June 20, 2014, Marina Del Rey, Calif. - Discovery Minerals LTD. announced that the joint venture project, AB Agro Technologies Inc. has been granted Licence No. 14-A0068-C-01 and is now authorized to cultivate industrial hemp by Health Canada.
June 16, 2014, Aylmer, Ont. – IGPC Ethanol Inc. announced the purchase of patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology (FST) from ICM Inc. The FST product is a significant next step in the incorporation of ICM’s platform technology package, which includes a license for operation.
June 4, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. - Enerkem officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This announcement was shared by Enerkem's CEO, Vincent Chornet, Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton, and the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for Alberta.
Since the 1970s when biofuel production began, pre-treatment methods – and the powerful substances such as yeasts and enzymes used in these methods – have come a long way.
It has been 10 years since Iogen became the first company to produce significant volumes of cellulosic ethanol using enzymatic hydrolysis processes.
May 30, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – The community of Surrey, B.C. has developed its ‘Green Surrey’ program, focusing on introducing green technologies and practices into the community’s industry and infrastructure.
May 29, 2014, Brussels, Belgium – Diplomats from the European Union have reached an agreement to limit the use of food-based biofuels amidst widespread criticism.
May 20, 2014, Atlanta, GA - A new review article in the journal Science points the way toward a future where lignin is transformed from a waste product into valuable materials such as low-cost carbon fiber for cars or bio-based plastics. Using lignin in this way would create new markets for the forest products industry and make ethanol-to-fuel conversion more cost-effective.
May 13, 2014, São José dos Campos, Brazil– Embraer and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating a joint biofuels research center for the purpose of developing and maturing the knowledge and technologies that make it possible to establish a sustainable biofuels chain for aviation.
April 25, 2014, Cambridge, Ont. - W2 Energy, Inc. announces that its biofuel plant installation is beginning production at the Cambridge, Ont.-based facility.
April 4, 2014, Renfrew, Ontario – CRIBE is providing an investment of up to $1.5 Million to leverage a total project value of up to $4 Million to enhance Ensyn Technologies’ Renfrew facility by increasing production capacity and making it a first-of-its-kind dedicated biofuels plant.
It’s a very positive development for Canada that as crops, trees and the amount of municipal waste continue to grow, so does our national ethanol production.
March 24, 2014, San Antonio, Texas - Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC announced it has purchased a corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind. from Aventine Renewable Energy-Mt. Vernon, LLC.
March 20, 2014, Brooklyn, N.S. – CelluFuel Inc. has secured a $500,000 loan from the federal government for its demonstration plant project on the former Bowater site in Brooklyn, N.S.
March 19, 2014, Chatham, Ont. – GreenField Specialty Alcohols has reached a significant safety milestone at its Chatham, Ont. plant, logging one million man-hours without lost time due to injury.
March 18, 2014, Chicago, Ill. – A traffic jam on U.S. railways is playing havoc with ethanol production, storage and production in some parts of the country.
March 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Ethanol exports from U.S. manufacturers to the Canadian market dropped significantly in January of 2014 despite a jump in overall export volume for the United States.
March 11, 2014, Espoo, Finland - Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialize the solution.

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