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EPA Escalates Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Crackdown

The EPA is escalating its efforts to limit methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, and will begin developing regulations to limit these releases from existing oil and gas wells. Next month, the agency says it will start a formal process to require oil and gas companies to provide … Read more »

Paris

COP21: Carbon Pricing, Bill Gates, Businesses Act on Climate Change

As the COP21 climate talks continue in Paris global leaders and organizations are stepping up calls for carbon pricing. The leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development say either taxing … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

Alberta Sets Economy-Wide Carbon Tax, Caps Emissions for Tar Sands

The Canadian province of Alberta has announced a climate plan that includes an economy-wide carbon tax, sets emissions limits for the oil sands and phases out coal-generated electricity. The plan also includes measures to improve energy efficiency, support clean technological innovations and reduce methane. Under the climate plan, announced by … Read more »

Sarnia

World’s Largest Biobased Succinic Acid Plant Opens

The world’s largest succinic acid plant, which produces renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum, opened yesterday in Canada. Renewable chemistry company BioAmber jointly built the $141.5 million Sarnia plant with Mitsui & Co. The new plant will produce biobased succinic acid from glucose sourced from southern Ontario agricultural suppliers. … Read more »

KSM project

BioteQ Completes Gold Mine Water Treatment Pilot

BioteQ Environmental Technologies has completed a pilot water treatment campaign for the removal of selenium from waters occurring at mining company Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project — a major gold and copper mining project — located in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The pilot plant was operated by BioteQ in 2014 and … Read more »

GE Joins Forces with GMTS, Shell to Accelerate Trucking Industry’s Move to Natural Gas

GE Capital, Canada and Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS), a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, have joined forces to facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption of natural gas as a fuel in Eastern Canada. Under the agreement, fleet operators will work with GMTS for natural gas supply and purchase and, separately, secure … Read more »

Canada Fibers Creates Solid Waste Recycling Initiatives

Canada Fibers has created an affiliate named Urban Resource Group that will focus on production of high-quality sustainable products from solid waste. Canada Fibers’ solid waste recovery operations include four municipal recovery facilities in the province of Ontario, as well as two large-scale commercial recovery facilities. Urban Polymers produces pure, … Read more »

GE, Shell Sign Agreement to Facilitate Shift to Natural Gas Vehicles

GE Capital, Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products aimed at facilitating the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas. Under this agreement, GE Capital and Shell will work together to reduce monthly payments for truck fleets that lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Specifically, fleets … Read more »

Climate Pact Signed by 12 International States, Provinces

Twelve international states and provinces yesterday signed a first-of-its-kind climate agreement to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. The dozen-state agreement, called the Under 2 MOU, provides a template for the world’s nations to follow as work continues toward an international agreement to reduce … Read more »

Cascades

Chemical-Free Process Boosts Paper Plant’s Competitiveness

Cascades, which produces packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers, has invested $26 million in a new chemical-free technology at its Norampac – Cabano facility. The company says the biorefinery process used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips is a Canadian … Read more »