Canadian Government Invests in Innovative Bio-Resin Technology

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper
Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper

The Canadian Government, led by Stephen Harper, is enabling a company to commercialize a “green” bio-plastic, using innovative technology that was developed at the University of Guelph, Member of Parliament Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent-Essex) announced yesterday, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

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The Canadian government plans to end its subsidy for production of biofuels in 2017

air canadaThe Canadian government plans to end its subsidy for production of biofuels when its current program ends in 2017, a newspaper reported last Saturday. “The Globe and Mail” quoted a letter from Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to the biofuels industry on Thursday explaining that Ottawa needed to cut spending to tame its deficit.

Oliver said that the ethanol industry now produces the necessary volume of renewable fuel for Canada to meet its target of 5 percent ethanol in the country’s gasoline supply, the newspaper reported.

But the minister also noted that the Canadian biodiesel industry had been unable to produce enough of that fuel, forcing some refiners to import to meet a 2 percent biodiesel target.

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Il Canada si prepara alla sfida della bioeconomia

foresta canadeseIl Canada si prepara alla sfida della bioeconomia. Nel paese nordamericano è nata BEN (BioEconomy Network), una nuova rete intersettoriale della bio-based economy, che si pone l’obiettivo di sostenere politiche mirate di carattere finanziario e ambientale in grado di capitalizzare il potenziale emergente dei prodotti bio-based nel mercato globale. In parole più chiare: BEN vuole dare impulso a un settore che già oggi in Canada vale 86,5 miliardi di euro, oltre il 7% del Prodotto interno lordo, per far crescere l’economia e creare nuovo occupazione.

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