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NRStor Acquires Ontario Energy Storage Facility (M&A, Ind. Report)
NRStor,Temporal Power
Date: 2019-06-01
Toronto-based energy storage specialist NRStor Inc. is reporting its acquisition of a 5MW connected energy storage facility, located in Clear Creek, Ontario. The Clear Creek facility was originally built by Mississauga-based Temporal Power to showcase its industry-leading flywheel energy storage technology. With this acquisition, NRStor expands its flywheel energy storage portfolio, which already includes Canada's first grid-scale flywheel energy storage facility in Minto, Ontario. NRStor expects to have the full hybrid battery and flywheel system operational in 2020.

The facility is optimally located adjacent to a 20 megawatt (MW) wind farm and existing Hydro One electrical infrastructure. With support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Hydro One, the facility originally demonstrated the effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs) and successfully completed reactive power validation and power quality testing. Ten 500 kilowatt (kW) flywheels were deployed in a modular arrangement to deliver 10 MW of flexible range (+/-5 MW) to the Ontario grid. (Source: NRStor Inc., PR, 30 May, 2019) Temporal Power, (905) 581-4474,

More Low-Carbon Energy News NRStor news,  Energy Storage news,  Flywheel news,  Temporal Power news,  

CO2 Solutions Completes Que, Carbon Capture Project (Ind Report)
CO2 Solutions
Date: 2019-05-15
Further to our March 15th coverage, Quebec City, Quebec-based CO2 Solutions is reporting completion of its first CO2 capture unit installation at the Resolute Forest Products (RPF) pulp mill in Saint-Felicien, Que. The unit is expected to produce a minimum of 30 tpd of captured CO2 which will be used by Serres Toundra greenhouses. The unit is expected to be operating at full commercial capacity within weeks, according to a release.

CO2 Solutions notes the installation is the first commercial deployment of an enzymatic carbon capture process, the first carbon capture unit in the forest industry, the first carbon capture from unpolished emissions of a lime kiln, and the first unit to make extensive use of C-PVC as a low-cost material in a carbon capture unit.

The Saint-Felicien CO2 capture plant received grant funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a loan from Canada Economic Development (DEC), and financial support from the Green Fund through the Technoclimat program of Quebec Energy Transition. (Source: CO2 Solutions, Greenhouse Canada, 14 May, 2019) Contact: CO2 Solutions, Richard Surprenant, CEO, Jeremie Lavoie, (418) 842-3456, ext. 223,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions ,  Carbon Capture,  

SDTC Commits $10.4Mn to Fortress Bioproducts Demo (Funding)
Fortress Global Enterprises,Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Date: 2019-04-10
British Columbia-based Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. reports its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Xylitol Inc., has inked an agreement with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) under which SDTC will contribute $10.4 million in funding to support the planned construction and operation of a xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant at Fortress' dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que. The funding is additional to Natural Resources Canada's (NRC) previously announced funding and an anticipated provincial investment and loan of up to $7 million.

The demonstration plant project is intended to demonstrate technology for the co-production of value-added and sustainable bioproducts that will help transform the wood pulp mill into a biorefinery. The process is expected to validate performance and produce pre-commercial quantities of food-grade xylitol and complementary bioproducts for testing and use by customers. Fortress also operates in the renewable energy generation sector through its cogeneration facility. Fortress operates its bioproducts business through Fortress Advanced Bioproducts Inc., which has laboratory and pilot plant facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Source: Fortress Global Enterprises, April, 2019) Contact: Fortress, Giovanni Iadeluca, CEO, (888) 820-3888,,; Sustainable Development Technology Canada,, (613) 234-6313 ext. 0,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio-plastic,  Sustainable Development Technology Canada,  

CO2 Solutions Starts Que. Pulp Mill CO2 Capture Unit (Ind. Report)
CO2 Solutions Inc
Date: 2019-03-15
Quebec City, Quebec-based CO2 Solutions Inc. reports the commissioning of its CO2 capture unit at the Resolute Pulp Mill in Saint-Felicien, Quebec, is underway.

CO2 Solutions expects to increase the overall capture rate to validate the unit's nominal capacity of 30 tpd of CO2.

The Saint-Felicien unit, which is a 3x scale-up from the company's currently operating 10-tdp unit in Montreal-East, involves the deployment of a 30-tpy CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Toundra Greenhouse complex. The Saint-Felicien CO2 capture unit was partly financed with investments from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Technoclimat programme of the Quebec government as well as a loan from Canada Economic Development (CED). (Source: CO2 Solutions, Gas World, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: CO2 Solutions, Richard Surprenant, CEO, Jeremie Lavoie, (418) 842-3456, ext. 223,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions,  CO2,  CO2 Emissions,  Carbon Capture,  

Alberta Waste-to-Biofuel Plant US EPA RFS Approved (Ind. Report)
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,,; Sustainable Development Technology Canada,; Alberta Innovates, (780) 427-1956,,

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

SDTC Invests $5.4Mn in Ultra-Thin Solar Cells (Ind. Report)
Metamaterial Technologies
Date: 2017-10-16
In Atlantic Canada, the Canadian federal government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) agency is reporting approximately $5.4 million in funding to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based Metamaterial Technologies for research aimed at developing a potentially revolutionary technology for powering vehicles using ultra-thin solar cells. The SDTC investment is part of a $17.9 million effort to commercialize the product.

The cleantech firm claims its patented new metaSOLAR cells are 70 pct thinner than those presently available and can collect and utilize light from all directions and perform at a higher efficiency than competing products. (Source: SDTC, Metamaterial Technologies, CleanTech Canada, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Metamaterial Technologies, George Palikaras,CEO, (902) 482-5729,; Sustainable Development Technology Canada,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sola,  Thin Film Solar,  Solar Cell,  SDTC,  

Sustane Tech Secures $2.6Mn for Cdn. Waste-to-Fuel Demo (Funding)
Sustane Technologies
Date: 2017-07-31
In Nova Scotia, Halifax-headquartered Sustane Technologies reports it has secured a $2.6 million investment in its waste-to-fuel and energy technology as part of the Canadian federal Government's Innovation and Skills Plan. The funding will support construction of a new demonstration facility in Chester, near Halifax where landfill waste will be processed into a clean-burning, high-value fuel.

This project is also being funded through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which works with Canadian companies to bring early-stage clean technologies to market. (Source: Sustane Technologies, SDTC, WMW, 28 July, 2017) Contact: SDTC, Leah Lawrence, President and CEO, (613) 234 6313,; Sustane Technologies, Peter Vinall, CEO, (902) 200-1642,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SDTC,  Sustane Technologies ,  Renewable Fuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  

Canfor's B.C. Pulp Bio-Fuel Project Advances (Ind. Report)
Sustainable Development Technology Canada,Canfor Pulp,Licella Fibre Fuels
Date: 2017-03-17
Following on our July 6, 2016 coverage, Canadain pulp and paper giant Canfor reports it has received $13 million in grant funding from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) fund for its plans to convert pulp mill wood waste into bio-crude oil at a commercial-scale bio-crude plant in Prince George, B.C.

The project , in partnership with Licella Fibre Fuels of Australia, aims to produce bio-crude from the waste stream of the pulp process. Detailed engineering work is underway, according to Canfor. (Source: Canfor, 250News, 16 Mar., 2017) Contact: Canfor Pulp, Martin Pudlas, VP OPerations, Don Kayne, (604) 661-5241,,; Licella Fibre Fuels, +61 (02) 9119 6050,,; Sustainable Development Technology Canada,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canfor,  Licella Fibre Fuels,  Sustainable Development Technology Canada,  Bio-crude,  Biofuel,  Cellulosic,  

Forge Plans 25Mn LPY Ontario Biodiesel Plant (Ind. Report)
Forge Hydrocarbons,BIOX Corporation
Date: 2017-03-15
Forge Hydrocarbons reports it plans to construct a 25-milliom lpy renewable diesel fuel manufacturing plant on land at the BIOX Corporation site in St. Clair Township, Ontario. The facility, which is expected to begin production in late 2018, will be the company's first commercial-scale production facility.

BIOX is planning to spend $5 million on upgrades to the former Methes plant to increase its efficiency and expand its biodiesel production capabilities. The upgraded site is expected to be operational this July.

Forge's technology can produce renewable diesel fuel from most lipid feedstocks with 90 pct less greenhouse gases than conventional diesel. The company presently a pilot plant in Edmonton, Alberta and in 2015 received $4.2 million in grant funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. (Source Forge Hydrocarbons, Sarnia Observer, March 13, 2017) Contact: Forge Hydrocarbons, Tim Haig, Pres., CEO, University of Alberta, Prof. David Bressler, (780) 492-4986,; SDTC, (613) 234 6313,; BIOX, Alan Rickard, CEO, (905) 521-8205 ext. 253,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Forge Hydrocarbons,  BIOX Corporation,  

Opus One Leading $16.4M Energy Network Project (Ind. Report)
Opus One Solutions,Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Date: 2016-09-23
Energy software specialist Opus One Solutions today announced that it is leading a $16.4M multi-utility project that will drive the development of technology to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as wind, solar, and battery storage into the existing electricity grid at three utilities in Canada and the US.

The $16.4M Transactive Energy (TE) project includes $5.4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), and contributions from a consortium of partners including: Opus One, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Smarter Grid Solutions, the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University, Nova Scotia Power, Emera Maine, and Toronto Hydro

This TE project will demonstrate the use of technical and economic signals to manage the exchange of electricity within an electric power system, supporting innovation in power generation which is one of SDTC's target industries. The project also supports SDTC's mandate to mitigate the impact of climate change, and also benefits SDTC's clean air initiative. Operations Center; and a DER management demonstration at Toronto Hydro.

SDTC is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada to support innovative and entrepreneurial clean technology projects. (Source: OPUS One, PR, MarketWire, Yahoo Finance, 20 Sept., 2016) Contact: Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Leah Lawrence, Pres., CEO, Opus One Solutions, Joshua Wong, CEO, Pres.,; SDTC, (613) 234 6313,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Microgrid Solutions,  Opus One Solutions,  Energy Management Software,  Sustainable Development Technology Canada,  

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