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CRFA’s new committee to advance Canadian biofuels

March 19, 2013, Ottawa - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) has announced a new committee and classification of membership in hopes of promoting next generation biofuels in Canada.


March 19, 2013
By Scott Jamieson


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The new committee and its
members represent leaders in advanced biofuels with their cutting edge
technologies and first-of-kind projects.

In
Canada today, next generation renewable fuel companies are in the
process of commercializing exciting new technologies that that can
produce biofuels from forestry and agricultural residues, non-recyclable
municipal waste, and special purpose energy crops.
 
"Canada
is building on the success of its established biofuels industry to
create a new wave of biofuels facilities that will deliver significant
economic and environmental benefits", said
W. Scott
Thurlow,
CRFA president. “However, to realize Canada’s full green energy potential,
programs and policies that spur innovation and foster investment are
essential."
 
One
such program is the NextGen for Biofuels Fund (NGBF) administered by
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) which attracts private
investment for the commercialization of the new generation of biofuels
technologies following their development, testing, and demonstration.
The CRFA supports preserving the current funding available in the NGBF
through SDTC and maintaining the existing eligibility criteria for
applicants.
 
The inaugural members of CRFA’s Next Generation Biofuels Committee are:
  • Enerkem, a Quebec-based company, is developing municipal solid
    waste-to-biofuels projects in Edmonton, Alberta and another one in
    partnership with GreenField Ethanol in Varennes, Quebec.
  • Inbicon, a Denmark-based company, focuses on the production of ethanol from agricultural residues.
  • Mascoma, a US-based company, is developing a project in Drayton Valley,
    Alberta utilizing its low-cost proprietary Consolidated BioProcessing
    technology for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic ethanol,
    xylose, Isopropanol and green electricity.
The CRFA was founded in 1984 and is a
non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of renewable
fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government
liaison activities.

For more information on the CFRA click here.


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