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Province of Alberta (Canada) invests €6.78 million to build a biodiesel demonstration plant

Province of Alberta (Canada) invests €6.78 million to build a biodiesel demonstration plant

SBI Bioenergy developed technology to produce biosiesel from canola oil (rapeseed oil) and animal fats. They claim this biodiesel to be more clean because it does not use water or H2 and does not produce waste. In addition low operating costs make it cheaper than conventional biodiesel.

They are now in the process of implementing this production into a new demonstration facility that can produce 10 million liters of biodiesel for which they got 50% funding (€ 6.78 million) that originates from industrial GHG emission taxation. The demo plant will reduce CO2 emissions with 112 000 ton a year, which is similar to removing 23 000 cars for 1 year. The biodiesel will be blended with regular diesel. Next step is a full-scale plant by 2018 that can produce 240 million liter of biodiesel which would enable Alberta to meet its renewable fuel standards.