Posts Tagged ‘bioproducts’

Quebec town using wood chips for traction on winter roads

January 25, 2018

The town of Rosemere, Que., is testing a novel product as a traction aid for icy roads: wood chips treated with magnesium chloride. According to a report on CBC News, Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram said the town is switching from conventional materials to something more eco-friendly and more efficient. “All this salt and

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Quebec pyrolysis plant gets $1.2 M in federal aid

January 22, 2018

SAINT-TITE, Que. – Four Quebec businesses are receiving repayable contributions of $2,856,500 through the Government of Canada’s Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) program. The investments were announced Jan. 19. Xylo-Carbone, a charcoal and bio-char start-up, is receiving a $1,200,000 contribution for the acquisition of production equipment, while three other local businesses have been granted contributions totalling $1,656,500 to

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FPInnovations and Resolute invest in $21-M bio-chemicals pilot project

January 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announced a significant investment in the implementation of a pilot project for the TMP-Bio process in Thunder Bay, Ont. The pilot project will focus on developing ways to efficiently produce and commercialize bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a

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Ontario biochar firm buys engineering consultant

January 11, 2018

TORONTO – CHAR Technologies has completed the acquisition of the Altech Group, which is comprised of Altech Environmental Consulting and Altech Technologies Systems. Bill White, chairman of CHAR, said the acquisition adds more than 30 years of experience in environmental technologies and professional engineering consulting to the company and that

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Opinion: How B.C. hydroelectric dam could hurt forest towns

December 6, 2017

The mayor of a forest-dependent community in B.C. raises questions about how rising hydro rates and a glut of hydroelectric power from the Site C dam project could affect pulp and paper companies in a recent opinion piece published by TheTyee.ca. Bob Simpson, mayor of Quesnel, notes that 17 companies

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Venture capital firms show interest in bioeconomy

November 30, 2017

SARNIA, Ont. – A building block for the support of early-stage Canadian bioeconomy and cleantech companies has been announced by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). BIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each of five key venture capital firms investing in the Canadian bioeconomy and cleantech space.  It is

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New $155M program focused on forestry, energy

November 23, 2017

OTTAWA – Forestry, energy and mining are the targeted sectors for the federal government’s new $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. “Clean growth is good for our planet and our economy. It also plays to Canada’s competitive advantage with the clean

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