Biofuel
Nov. 9, 2016 - Metro Vancouver is looking to be the first wastewater treatment utility in North America that creates biofuel from sewage at its treatment plants.
Oct. 28, 2016 - Re Canada's biofuels program is too expensive: To say Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s report on biofuels is disappointing is generous. To say it is full of factual errors and misinformation is fair.
Oct. 28, 2016 - The Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund established in 2005 to encourage ethanol companies to set up shop in Ontario is set to expire by the end of the year.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Canada's biofuels policy, while modestly successful in improving the environment, achieves its outcome at too high a cost, according to members of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission.
Oct. 17, 2016 - MagneGas Corporation announced today that it has entered into its largest equipment sale to date with a Letter of Intent (LOI) to manufacture and deliver certain equipment and supplies to a company based in Germany. MagneGas will receive $2.65 million for its proprietary Gasification and Sterilization systems and will supply MagnesGas2 fuel and cylinders. The sale marks a new era for the company as it seeks to expand the availability of its technology and MagneGas2 fuel across the European continent in the global $5 billion metal cutting fuel market.
Oct. 12, 2016 - Gevo, Inc. announced yesterday that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Enerkem, in partnership with Minnesota-based SKB Environmental, is proposing to build a US$200 million waste-to-fuel refinery in Rosemount, Minn.
Oct. 4, 2016 -The federal government announced yesterday its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per tonne by 2022. The federal government's action allows provincial or territorial governments to select from amongst types of carbon pricing systems (carbon tax or cap & trade), and to utilize the carbon revenues as they choose (e.g. reduce other taxes, or recycle the revenues into clean economic growth).
Sept. 27, 2016 - The B.C. Utilities Commission has firmly rejected a proposal from a Vancouver private power company to build a low-carbon power plant that would likely use biofuel from wood waste. 
Sept. 20, 2016 - Steve Pratte, a policy manager with Canadian Canola Growers Association, wrote a response to an opinion piece published in the Alberta Farmer Express, which questions the benefits of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Sept. 16, 2016 - Pennsylvania-based biofuel company Renmatix has announced a $14 million investment, led by Bill Gates.
Aug. 30, 2016 - Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) has announced that its biotech yeast TransFerm Yield+ is now approved for use in Canada. TransFerm Yield+ was added to the Domestic Substance List (DSL) and was published in the Canada Gazette Part II on Aug. 24, 2016.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.
Aug. 10, 2016 – A U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities' website has been revitalized to provide an interactive database of wood bioenergy facilities throughout North America.
"It has become a key lever of our industry to reduce our carbon emissions,” says Robert Cumming, environment director for Lafarge Canada Inc.
Aug. 10, 2016 - As all levels of government look for ways to fight climate change, bio-products and a diversified fuel mix are essential options to replace high carbon products and fossil fuels. Producers of renewable fuels and bio-based products reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide economic opportunity to the benefit of all Canadians. 
July 15, 2016 — Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
July 14, 2016 – The Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide $76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues.
July 4, 2016 – Canfor plans to convert pulp mill wood waste into crude oil at a commercial-scale biocrude plant in Prince George, B.C.
June 30, 2016 – Given that our use of fossil fuels is one of the major contributors to climate change, rethinking the energy sector will be a crucial undertaking for generations to come. Whether solid, liquid or gas, sustainable advanced biofuels are one important part of the solution as an alternative and renewable fuel.

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