April 22, 2016 - WestJet has announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada.
April 11, 2016 – A research team from Texas A&M University has discovered an enzyme in a common microalga that can assist in the development of biofuel.
April 6, 2016 - Air Canada has announced it will participate in Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport.
March 28, 2016 - A true scientist keeps an open mind and avoids making assumptions. Ideas that seem plausible must be tested, retested, and tested once more. Most ideas die on the vine, but once in a while an idea has legs and wings and catches everyone by surprise, including the person who came up with it.
March 10, 2016 - An Edmonton company is reaching the final stage of its project to build a biorefinery that will convert non-food canola oil and waste fats into next-generation, renewable transportation fuels that can replace or blend with conventional fuels.
February 23, 2016 - FPInnovations have published a scouting report that is designed to “identify and highlight the activities of a group of key market participants currently developing technologies or making strategic investments in the bio-based economy.”
February 2, 2016 - Once considered a weed, camelina is gaining popularity in some parts of the country as a soil-protecting winter cover crop. Additionally, its seed contains high-quality oil for use in cooking and as biodiesel, offering a renewable alternative to imported petroleum.
January 26, 2015 - BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) has announced ten (10) calls for proposals for research to be conducted in the period of 2017 to 2022.
January 25, 2015 - GoodFuels Marine, the first marine biofuel company focused on the global commercial fleet, has received the highest standard of certification from the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), enabling the company to actively sell and promote RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping industry.
January 25, 2016 - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) hosted three Canadian bioenergy experts who participated in a special panel series in Ottawa and Toronto entitled, "Creating Real Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reductions for Transportation with Biofuels."
January 20, 2016 - Brewster, Minnesota-based Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) has invested in Kingston, Ont.-based Altranex Corporation (Altranex), and entered a license and marketing agreement to build a bio-refinery to produce and market renewable lubricant base oils, waxes, diesel and other products.
January 12, 2016 - Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Illinois and collaborators published their findings in the inaugural edition of the journal Nature Energy. The researchers call it the most comprehensive study on the subject to date.
January 11, 2016 (Reuters) - Seven biofuel and agriculture groups have asked a U.S. court to a review the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016, according to a court filing on Friday, kicking off a widely-expected legal battle over the controversial program.
January 6, 2015 - Velocys plc, a company that turns natural gas or biomass into premium products such as diesel, jet fuel, waxes and base oils, recently announced the appointment of David Pummell as its new CEO.
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