Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. is on track to begin producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2027. That plan got an $8.4 million boost through the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) today. Sustainable aviation fuel can be used directly in aircraft engines by blending up to 50 per cent with traditional jet fuel, and has the potential… Read More

Government policies that promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to make a major dent in future demand for renewable diesel, says an author of a recent report on the future of the renewable diesel market. Unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel can be directly substituted in diesel engines. Production capacity in the U.S. is… Read More

There has been a tremendous amount of fanfare and anticipation regarding the intended expansion of canola crushing capacity on the Canadian Prairies, driven mainly by expected demand for renewable diesel across North America. Companies such as Cargill, Richardson, Federated Co-op, Viterra, Bunge, and Ceres Global Ag have all jumped into the fray, announcing hundreds of… Read More

Tidewater Renewables has completed construction on Canada’s first stand-alone renewable diesel refinery. The company says production will begin at the Prince George, B.C., facility “soon.” British Columbia’s government and Tidewater announced the completion of the project on Friday, June 16, 2023. The plant is expected to produce more than 3,000 barrels of fuel a day,… Read More

Ontario-based Dairy Distillery has already proved you can make amazing things from a “waste” product, through its creation of Vodkow vodka using milk permeate. Now, the company is partnering with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) to create a milk-made biofuel. Currently, MMPA runs a facility that produces 14,000 tonnes of permeate per year that’s… Read More

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced plans to expand its canola crushing facility at Yorkton. The facility’s new capacity will be over two million metric tonnes per year, which is more than double its current capacity. LDC initially opened the Yorkton facility in 2009 and currently employs approximately 120 people. Construction of the additional canola… Read More

Canola is another step closer to seeing major new demand from producers of advanced biofuels, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published its final rule approving the use of canola oil for renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and other advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (or RFS). “We thank the EPA for completing… Read More

California’s environmental rules and regulations often set the pace for the rest of America. So when the state passed its latest law regarding phasing out gas powered passenger vehicles by 2035, the rest of North America took notice. Floyd Vergara, director of state governmental affairs with Clean Fuels Alliance America, explains that there are details… Read More

Cargill has broken ground on its $350 million canola processing facility at Regina, Saskatchewan. The new facility is projected to have an annual production capacity of 1 million metric tons and will support the growing global demand for canola products, the company says. Cargill anticipates the project to be completed by 2024. The new facility is… Read More

More than five years in the making, the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is happily looking to the future of the biofuel industry after the federal government published the new Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR),replacing the Clean Fuel Standard. Steve Pratte, senior manager of transportation and biofuel policy with the CCGA, shares why the organization is pleased… Read More

Ceres Global Ag Corp. has suspended plans to build a canola crush plant and refinery along the Canada-U.S. border at Northgate, Saskatchewan. The publicly-traded company says it has decided to halt the project “due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to, inflationary pressures resulting in higher costs than initially projected and shifting… Read More

 

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