A global energy system based mainly on renewables can be achieved by 2050, but governments need to fully commit to a switch over from existing systems and energy companies need to scale up their efforts to transition to a low-carbon world, according to global management consultancy Oliver Wyman.
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China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the latest EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index, while Canada fell from ninth to eleventh position from a year ago. Germany and Australia filled out the top five on the list of 40 top countries.
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) soil researchers have been awarded $750,000 in federal funding to develop a next-generation method of removing spilled petroleum pollutants in the soil at former gas stations by using converted biowaste from cattle processing plants.
Three oilsands clean tech development projects have received funding from Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada.
Cenovus Energy, MEG Energy and Field Upgrading Limited were all awarded financial support on Thursday.
Enerkem Inc.’s first full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals commercial facility has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM), the Montreal-based company said.
The first of its kind in the world, the plant turns non-recyclable municipal waste into methanol and ethanol that can be mixed with gasoline to party displace crude oil.