BioÉnergie La Tuque awarded $5.9M for biorefinery demo project

In Canada, the Government of Québec has announced that it will award funding totaling $5.943 million to Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT), a non-profit organization, under a program called Technoclimat from Transition Énergétique Québec (TEQ) for a project to develop and demonstrate the potential of producing advanced biofuels from locally-sourced forestry waste in La Tuque, Québec. Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT), the Council of the Atikamekw Nation (CNA), and Finland-headed Neste Oyj have been collaborating on the project since 2017. The partners have been jointly assessing the feasibility of utilizing sustainably-sourced forest-based biomass, particularly harvesting residues – such as branches and tops that are not suitable for sale – in the production of advanced sustainable biofuels.

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