- The true worth of oceans' services and ecosystems, including food security, storm protection and carbon absorption is not being factored in by policy makers, according to a study from the Stockholm Environment Institute.
- A company that converts plastic into fuels and another that makes measurement sensors for the smart grid are the inaugural investments of a new $30 million cleantech venture fund launched in Ontario.
- The Canadian government has announced new funding of $35 million over five years to Canadian university and government scientists and researchers to help "improve understanding of the climate and the atmosphere."
- The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental.
- The global economy continued to grow last year, world population surpassed 7 billion, and the use of energy and other natural resources generally rose. The impacts of rising consumption and the increasingly risky state of humanity are documented in the Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs 2012 report.
|Contact Name:||Vanessa Champagne|
1130 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC H3A 2M8
Enerkem uses its proprietary thermochemical technology to convert abundantly available municipal solid waste into chemical-grade syngas, and then methanol, ethanol and other chemical intermediates that form everyday products. Headquartered in Montreal, the company currently operates both a pilot and a commercial demo. facility in Quebec, has its first waste-to-biofuels full-scale commercial plant under construction in Edmonton, and is developing several similar facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
|Experience in:||Canada, United States|
|Interest in:||Canada, United States|