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Univ. of Alberta Wins $1.6Mn for Jet Biofuel R&D (Funding, R&D)
Natural Resources Canada
Date: 2019-09-09
University of Alberta Bioresource scientist David Bressler's work on renewable jet fuels is among 23 projects receiving $27 million in funding from Natural Resource Canada's Western Economic Diversification Canada. Bressler's lab scored $1.6 million to help with the $6.2-million project, which also includes funding from Alberta Innovates, private investors and other funding.

With a biofuel research platform dating back to 2003, Bressler's lab has been the focal point of a push to test and validate renewable jet fuels. Oakville, Ontario-based Forge Hydrocarbons, a TEC Edmonton spinoff company based on Bressler's research, is already building a commercial plant. (Source: Univ. of Alberta, Sept., 2019) Contact: University of Alberta, David Bressler, TEC Edmonton, 780.492.8977, info@tecedmonton.com, www.tecedmonton.com; Forge Hydrocarbons, (905) 518-7786, www.forgehc.com; Natural Resource Canada's Western Economic Diversification Canada, www.wd-deo.gc.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  


Lafarge Cement Researching Low-Carbon Fuel (R&D, Ind. Report)
Lafarge
Date: 2018-01-12
Cement manufacturing giant Lafarge Canada Inc, in cooperation with the University of Calgary, Queen’s University and Pembina Institute, is carrying out a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower-carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement plant in Alberta, Canada.

Eight lower-carbon fuels will be put under closer scrutiny, including renovation/demolition waste, non-recyclable plastic, carpets and textiles, shingles, treated wood products, tire-derived fuels and rubber. These fuels have been successfully used at other Lafarge cement works in Canada and around the world. The research will also measure the environmental aspects of sourcing, processing and full-scale commercial operation of each alternative fuel compared with fossil fuels.

Project funding is being provided by Alberta Innovates, Emissions Reduction Alberta, Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. It includes research by Millenium EMS Solutions Ltd, Geocycle and WSP Global Inc. (Source: Lafarge Canada, CEMNET, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lafarge Canada, Rob Cumming, Environmental Director , (403) 292-1555, www.lafarge-na.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lafarge news,  Low-Carbon Fuel news,  Alternative Fuel news,  Cement news,  


Alberta Waste-to-Biofuel Plant US EPA RFS Approved (Ind. Report)
Enerkem
Date: 2017-11-08
Further to our Sept. 18th coverage, Montreal-headquartered waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. reports it has received US EPA approval approval to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alberta facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Enerkem's Edmonton facility is the first ever municipal waste-to-cellulosic ethanol plant to receive approval to sell in the United States. Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuels are to be blended in the conventional transportation fuel pool by 2022. Enerkem is now registered for D3 Renewable identification numbers (RINs) credits. Previously this year, the Edmonton biofuel facility was expanded to produce 13 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol following the commissioning of its methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit. The Edmonton plant was funded by private sources, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Alberta Innovates and Alberta Energy. (Source: Enerkem Inc., 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Enerkem, Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, Annie Pare, Communications, (514) 875-0284, x. 251, apare@enerkem.com, www.enerkem.com; Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca; Alberta Innovates, (780) 427-1956, bio@albertainnovates.ca, http://bio.albertainnovates.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Innovates,  Enerkem,  RFS,  Municipal Solid Waste,  Waste-to-Fuel,  SDTC,  


DOE, NRCan Partner on Oxy-Combustion CO2 Capture (Ind. Report)
Natural Resources Canada,Gas Technology Institute
Date: 2016-10-21
The US DOE and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are reporting the launch of a new 1MWth facility at NRCan's CanmetENERGY Laboratory in Ottawa. The project, which aims to test an advanced process to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. could potentially capture 98 pct of CO2 emissions. The project is intended to assess oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC), a process which uses pure oxygen instead of air to burn fuel and produces heat that generates electricity without generating other pollutants. By concentrating on the CO2 produced prior to combustion of either biofuel-biomass or fossil fuel in the turbine, the process can cut the cost of CO2 capturing, according to the US DOE.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is leading the project in partnership with the Linde Group, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Alstom Power and Alberta Innovates. The project, which received $13 million in grant funding under DOE Fossil Energy Advanced Combustion Program, is managed by the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). (Source: US DOE, NRCan, EBR, Others, 19 Oct., 2016) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, www.nrcan.gc.ca; GTI , Ron Snedic, VP Corp. Dev., www.gastechnology.org; NETL, https://netl.doe.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News NETL,  Gas Technology Institute,  Natural Resources Canada,  Carbon Capture,  

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