Waterfall partners speak @ BioCleantech Forum in Ottawa (http://www.biocleantech.ca/) on “Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels: Measuring the Performance of Biofuels in Carbon Pricing & Compliance Schemes” and ‘Realizing the Promise of Advanced Biofuels’.
Waterfall @ WestJet Headquarters for Biojet Innovation Forum.
Waterfall presents @ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) during Roundtable on Biojet Sustainability and Certification.
Waterfall in Toronto for Canadian Roundtable on Sustainable Crops (CRSC).
Waterfall @ Canadian Roundtable on Sustainable Crops (CRSC) ‘Seeking Synergies’ workshop in Winnipeg. The mission of the CRSC is to “Create value for all members of Canada’s grains sector by providing a national forum for advancing, reporting on and communicating the sustainability of Canadian grain production.”
Waterfall presents in a session hosted by Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) at the 2016 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbotsford, BC, to update on the status of biojet research projects.
Waterfall @ 2016 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Winnipeg, MB. This is an annual gathering of federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for energy and mining portfolios.
Waterfall partners present at the BioFuelNet Canada’s Advanced Biofuels Symposium, ‘Biofuels in a climate of change’ held in Vancouver, BC. The Advanced Biofuels Symposium seeks to enable progress towards the development of a thriving advanced biofuels industry and a more sustainable future. Waterfall partners presented in the keynote session ‘Biofuels in a climate of change’, a biojet focused session ‘The sky is green’, and a policy-focused session ‘Carbon pricing and fuel standards: the role of biofuels’.
Waterfall attends the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Energy Connections 2016. This event brings together citizens, community groups, businesses, and government agencies to take action and implement solutions in clean energy generation, energy efficiency and conservation, and low carbon transportation.
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) Scientific Committee approves the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research (CAAFCER) project. This 2-year project will evaluate the impacts of HEFA biojet blends on contrail formation in commercial aviation flights. Waterfall was the lead applicant for this project. Project participants include the National Research Council of Canada, University of Alberta, Air Canada, Boeing, Argonaut Scientific Corp., and SkyNRG.
Waterfall presents to the CÉRIUM Graduate school’s Panel on diversification. The Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM) seeks to promote the understanding of international issues. This knowledge is accomplished through research, study, and outreach programs and activities.
Waterfall holds meeting with select AB government staff to further define the delivery mechanism for the $3.4 billion large scale renewable energy, bioenergy and technology program outlined in the Alberta Budget 2016 released in April.
Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative officially announces the selection of Montreal’s Pierre Trudeau International Airport as the location for the blending initiative to introduce biojet into the co-mingled fuel storage system. The CBSCI project is a first in Canada and is aimed at creating a sustainable Canadian supply chain of biojet using renewable feedstocks. Canada has abundant agricultural and forestry biomass resources, with globally recognized sustainable production and harvesting practices. The biojet used in this project will be sourced from commercially available, certifiably sustainable Canadian oleochemical feedstocks using the Hydroprocessed Esters and a Fatty Acids (HEFA) conversion process. Waterfall is project lead for this GARDN funded initiative.
Alberta releases its 2016 – 2019 Fiscal Plan and Climate Leadership Plan. Included in Budget 2016 is the projection that the carbon levy will collect $9.6 billion over 5 years which will be reinvested into Alberta’s economy. Included in this reinvestment scheme is $3.4 billion for large scale renewable energy, bioenergy and technology.
More information: http://www.alberta.ca/climate-carbon-pricing.cfm
Waterfall presents to networking breakfast on the attributes of successful renewable fuel policy for ground transportation.
Waterfall presents to West Coast Bioenergy Guild on ‘5 fundamental lessons for aviation biofuels from a decade in the terra firma renewable fuel industry’.
Waterfall participates in invited stakeholder consultation for EcoFiscal Commission of Canada’s report on federal biofuel policies.
Waterfall continues active engagement of the Alberta bioenergy sector via the Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group (ABPG). This group is working to advance the province’s bioenergy sector and promote its contributions to Alberta’s climate goals.
Waterfall working with the Canada Roundtable on Sustainable Crops (CRSC) to raise the sustainability of Canadian farms to a global leadership level.
Waterfall presents to the kick off meeting of the GARDN project focused on the upgrading and use of advanced pyrolysis oils derived from Canadian biomass.