Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 

The ABC's of Biofuels from Grist.org

This site has a list of definitions concerning biofuels. Along with videos of testimonials and explanations of how to produce your own biodiesel.
http://grist.org/news/maindish/2006/12/07/glossary/

One source of Biofuel that caught me unawares was raw sewage.

I found this especially poignant what with the recent provincial announcement that
"The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is inviting municipalities and key stakeholders to provide input on a Canada-wide municipal wastewater effluent management strategy during a provincial consultation process that begins Friday in St. John’s."

"The objective of these consultation sessions is to present the options identified in the national strategy for information and discussion with key stakeholders," said the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Environment and Conservation. "I encourage municipalities and other interested stakeholders to attend as this will be your opportunity to seek clarification, ask questions and provide input on the strategy options."



Schedule of Consultation Sessions

Date Location Venue Time

Friday, December 15 St. John’s Best Western Travellers Inn 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 5 Marystown Hotel Marystown 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 11 Corner Brook Pepsi Centre Meeting Room #1 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 12 Stephenville Holiday Inn 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 16 Grand Falls-Windsor Mount Peyton 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 17 Gander Hotel Gander 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 18 Clarenville Clarenville Inn 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, January 22 St. Anthony Haven Inn 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23 Happy Valley-Goose Bay Hotel North 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 25 Labrador City-Wabush Two Seasons Inn 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Composting toilets should be delved into more deeply IMO especially in and around water supplies. http://www.sun-mar.com/


There was also another initiative that was recently started to look into this new emerging market for biofuels as well by the Prov and Fed govt in NL.

New Fisheries Research Centre Opens at
Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute


An official opening was held today to celebrate the Atlantic Canada Fishery By-Products Research Centre at Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute.

"Canada’s new government is committed to investing in innovative initiatives that help create economic and job opportunities in our communities," said the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). "The Atlantic Canada Fishery By-Products Research Centre reflects a new approach in helping a traditional industry to capitalize on the full utilization of fish resources and be more competitive."

The Atlantic Canada Fishery By-Products Research Centre addresses key opportunities and constraints to using by-products in both the fishing and aquaculture industries. Research is focused on opportunities that have commercial and socio-economic benefits for the region. Biochemists, process engineers and lab technicians at the centre are developing extraction, isolation and concentration processes for marine bioactive compounds. One of the initiatives is a study on which current fishery waste products could be used for their recoverable oils to be converted into biodiesel.

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2006/intrd/1201n06.htm
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