Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. and Helsinki-based UPM are teaming up to grow Carinata oilseed crops in conjunction with farmers in Uruguay and Brazil, the two companies announced this week. Agrisoma says more Carinata production is planned for the future as the company expects to expand production in other regions.
Ballard Power Systems has received an order from SunLine Transit Agency for five FCveloCity fuel cell engines to power clean energy buses in Palm Desert CA. This will double the number of SunLine’s fleet of fuel cell buses. The 150 kilowatt engines are expected to be shipped in 2017.
Electrovaya Inc., a Toronto-based lithium ion battery maker, has sold $1.45 million worth of battery cells to an electric vehicle maker.
Shell International Exploration and Production BV has secured the exclusive development and licensing rights to biofuel technology from Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy Inc. Together the two companies will continue efforts to demonstrate the potential of the technology and, if successful, scale up for commercial application.
Energy storage system (ESS) provider Corvus Energy Inc. now has additional capital to meet some international contracts. The Richmond BC-based firm says a credit facility from Export Development Canada will allow it to supply systems for hybrid ferries in Europe.