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  • H2O Innovation subsidiary renews, secures new US municipal contracts +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s Utility Partners LLC (UP) subsidiary has renewed an existing contract and secured another for a combined $3.7 Read More
  • Climate risk disclosure supported by CPA Canada +

    The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) are lauding the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for providing Read More
  • Environmental internships get boost from federal funding +

    ECO Canada's Internship Program received $8.9 million from the Department of Natural Resources. The money, which provides up to 50% Read More
  • New ISO standard expected to help measure and reduce GHG emissions from buildings +

    With buildings accounting for upwards of 40% of all energy used and a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally, developing Read More
  • Maple Reinders complete P3 biosolids project in Calgary +

    Late last month, a biosolids project involving source separated organics (SSO) was completed in Calgary. Built by Chinook Resource Management Read More
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Raizen, a company using Iogen Corp.’s ethanol technology, has announced the commercial operation of a cellulosic ethanol production facility in Brazil. The $100-million biomass to ethanol expansion began a little more than year ago and is now slated to produce upwards of 40 million litres of biofuel annually.

Hydro-Québec, in conjunction with the Aquitaine Regional Council, has established SCE France, a subsidiary of the provincial Crown corp that will focus on the development electric mobility and energy storage technologies. It will also work in areas related to conservation.

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has inked a letter of intent with AMC Transportation Services Inc. that could see the Vancouver-based electric bus maker sell up to 17 EV350 buses to organizations in Florida.

A project to bring electric buses to Winnipeg that started in 2011 has finally come to fruition with four Xcelsior battery-electric transit buses from New Flyer Industries Inc. began serving passengers along a 40-kilometre route from the airport to downtown core and back.

Ontario local distribution company PowerStream Corp. is on the fast track to demonstrating key elements of the electricity grid of the future. Its latest move is the installation of a level 3 fast electric vehicle charging station at its headquarters earlier this month. Not only will it offer free charging to local residents, it will begin to provide further data on how EVs can be used as a resource for the distribution system, otherwise known as Vehicle to Grid, or V2G.