The Canadian biofuel start-up FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp recently announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CA$30 million (US$22.4 million) commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario, Canada.
Canada – New build micro sugar refinery commences operations at the port of Hamilton [Full subscriber]
Sucro Sourcing recently announced the completion of its new micro sugar refinery in Hamilton. The refinery was completed with the support of the Port of Hamilton and has commenced operations, according to the company’s press release.
Advanced Chemical Technologies (AChT) recently announced that it plans to will build a CA$150million (US$120 mln) demonstration plant by 2020 at the Bluewater Energy Park in Chemical Valley which will produce green methanol from industrial carbon monoxide emissions and natural gas.
Between 2015 and 2016 the export value of raw sugar from Guatemala fell by 4%, falling from US$ 849 million in 2015 to US$ 814 million in 2016. The volume sold decreased by 3% from 2.1 million of tons in 2015 to 2 million tons in 2016.
Biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. has started the commercial production of ethanol at its plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Cane sugar refiner Redpath Sugar Ltd. is expanding its dry blending and packaging plant in Belleville, Ontario, to add new pouch packaging capabilities.
The biotech start-up S2G BioChem is planning to build a new demonstration plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada that will produce xylitol from lignocellulosic feedstock, in particular, the locally available residues from pulp and paper plants
Ontario farmers will need to quadruple the province’s sugar beet acreage if plans for a new processing plant at Sarnia move forward, according to local press reports. The new plant will serve not only to produce sugar but also supply it as a feedstock to a biobased succinic acid producer in the area.
Workers at Rogers Sugar’s Montreal refinery have voted to ratify a new five-year agreement and have returned to work, ending the week long strike, the company said.
Lantic Sugar, which owns the sugar factory in Taber, Alberta, has expanded contracted sugar beet acres to 28,000 (11,331 ha) from 22,000 acres (8903 ha) that were grown under contract last year.