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OTTAWA, Sept 24 — The world’s first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers have announced.
Applied Research Associates and Agrisoma Biosciences partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to develop a “sustainable source of renewable energy” for the commercial airline industry.
In late October, a NRC Falcon 20 twin engine jet will be used to test the new jet fuel made from 100 per cent oilseed, for engine performance and emissions.
“This will be the first time a jet aircraft is powered by 100 per cent, unblended, renewable jet fuel that meets petroleum jet fuel specifications,” the NRC said in a statement.
I helped co-ordinate this exhibition, which explains why many of the companies written about in this column – and more – were on display. These included Solar Ship, the hybrid airship-airplane that is powered by solar panels; Pond Biofuels, which grows algae from industrial carbon dioxide emissions; and energy storage companies HydroStor and Temporal Power.
Mining is one of the dirtiest industries in the world. What could possibly be clean about it? There’s more happening than it might seem, writes Kachan Managing Partner Dallas Kachan today in a new blog post. Canadian clean mining companies BacTech Environmental, BioteQ, American Manganese and others are mentioned.
Calgary, has agreed to purchase nine Ontario solar projects from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., with a combined capacity of 86 megawatts (MW), for approximately $470-million. All nine projects have 20-year power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority.
Canadian nuclear companies General Fusion and Ottawa Valley Research are among several dozen co’s featured in a new report by Vancouver cleantech research firm Kachan & Co.
The report is titled Emerging Nuclear Innovations, and was published last week. An executive summary and a product sheet are here. Kachan principal Dallas Kachan blogs about one of the secretive fusion companies featured in the report here.
The report maintains the world will not abandon nuclear energy because of the Fukushima Daiichi incident in Japan. Most worldwide nuclear authorities still project growth in nuclear power. But the Japanese plant failures underscored the need for new, safer types of nuclear power that have been quietly in gestation for years. For instance, power plants that don’t rely on uranium, and/or that are much smaller in scale, or that don’t produce weaponizable byproducts. Or that are capable of consuming today’s vast stores of plutonium waste. Or that are based on reactions that can’t possibly melt down or explode in the face of natural disasters or terrorist attack. The Kachan report profiles companies at the leading edge of this science.
With Canada rated as the top country in the world for business (by Forbes Magazine), coupled with Ontario’s FIT and favourable renewable energy policies, its no wonder the province is now ranked #2 in North America for the highest number of new solar projects. With $20 billion in renewable energy commitments, Ontario is on its way to establishing itself as the manufacturing centre of excellence. Read more on what is happening here.
Network and train with environment industry professionals at ECO Canada’s EP Events. Join the discussion and contribute to the advancement of the environmental sector and profession.
Workshop with Diane Szoller followed by luncheon and keynote by Michael DeWit.
Southern Ontario (Cambridge): September 27, 2011
Edmonton: October 5, 2011
Toronto: November 1, 2011
Winnipeg: November 15, 2011
Saskatoon: January 24, 2012
Calgary: January 31, 2012
Vancouver: March 13, 2012
Montreal: March 27, 2012
Cost: All-Day $129 / Luncheon Only $39
Electrovaya has announced that it has signed a contract to provide a 1.2 MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system (BESS) to demonstration purposes in support of renewable energy generation in Ontario, Canada.
The programme is part of a $7.6m project supported by the Canadian Government’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF) to investigate the potential use of battery energy storage systems.
Partners in the project include Natural Resources Canada and Hydro One. Electrovaya is the prime contractor and system designer and will provide the full energy storage system.
Delays in connecting green-energy projects to the power grid are slowing Ontario’s solar industry and people recently hired at Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.’s manufacturing plant in Guelph are feeling the heat.
Learn more about how the companies are effected by the delays.Shade of uncertainty hangs over Guelph solar panel
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”) announces today that it has closed the $117.3 million non-recourse project financing for its Stardale solar project (the “Stardale Project”), located in East-Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada.