Developing a sustainable bioenergy system takes harvesting biomass at the right time according to researchers at Oklahoma State University
A special report on the bioenergy system installed by Maine Energy Systems at Cornish Elementary School
April 17, 2015 - FutureMetrics recently released its new white paper, “Why the Clean Power Plan is NOT a ‘War on Coal’”
April 13, 2015 - The interactive dashboard allows you to adjust 14 key inputs to the industrial pellet supply chain model and choose to set the subsidized power price in either Pounds or Euros.
March 25, 2015 - Terms like “revolutionary” and “game-changing” are thrown around a lot these days in the media and at dinner tables across the nation, but they really aren’t words that should be used lightly. So when they’re used here to describe a certain biomass energy project in northern Ontario, be assured it’s because they truly apply.
March 26, 2015 - Demand for wood pellets may be steady and growing but access to raw materials is always a challenge for independent pellet producers. Pacific BioEnergy’s pellet plant in Prince George, B.C. is the second largest in Canada. It requires a massive amount of raw material to feed its 10 pellet mills and though the region has plenty of fibre, like any independent pellet producer in the region, it relies on short-term contracts to supply its needs.
March 26, 2015 - When it comes to sustainable forestry practices, Ontario is a world leader with approximately 80 per cent of our forests being certified. Thanks to this, Ontario is well-positioned for biomass opportunities from our Crown forests.
March 26, 2015 - If the 2015 edition of the Canadian Biomass pellet map is any indication, the pellet industry in British Columbia is going to be adding significant capacity over the next few years.
March 26, 2015 - Using a track and field metaphor, Europe has lapped North America in the race to reduce global warming and develop clean renewable energy. The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) provides the so-called 20-20-20 targets that mandate 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a 1995 base level; 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption; and for 20 per cent of energy to be renewable. This has resulted in Europe becoming the largest global wood pellet market, accounting for 80 per cent of consumption, far ahead of second place, U.S., and third place, South Korea.
Mar. 11, 2015 - There has been much controversy and speculation that the demand for biomass as a fuel source is driving deforestation and degradation. To have an objective look at the matter, Canadian Biomass asked Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) out of Scotland to delve into its mass of satellite data.
Mar 4, 2015 - The latest forestry certification stats show Canada continues to be far and away the leader in forest sustainability.
Feb. 19, 2015 – Nova Scotia Power's biomass plant is being accused of burning high quality sawlogs that would otherwise keep hardwood sawmills in business, reports The Chronicle Herald. Another sawmill in Nova Scotia is shutting down because it can't access the sawlogs it needs.
Feb. 18, 2015 - Canadian Biomass took a trip to Vancouver Island to see how one of the largest Canadian log exporters is handling the export restrictions. Island Timberlands exports its logs with the majority going to Asia. The author was curious to see how the company is able to reconcile costs if the export rules are written to restrict logs from leaving Canada.
April 16, 2015 - Bioenterprise Corporation recently announced that it will be opening its newest office in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Bioenterprise has established a three-year strategic partnership with the Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council for the commercialization of agricultural technologies and innovations.
April 15, 2015 - Cascades Inc. will replace the pulping process at its Norampac Cabano facility with a hot water pulping process that will allow the plant to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. It will be the first time this innovative process is used in Canada.
April 7, 2015 – A research team at the University of Houston has discovered an organic polymer that could produce better batteries, and the polymer could be created with synthesized biomass.
March 26, 2015 - Domtar Corporation recently announced an investment by Schlumberger in CelluForce, a joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations that manufactures wood-derived nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).
March 26, 2015 - When GreenField Ethanol became GreenField Specialty Alcohols in 2013, it marked a shift in business philosophy for one of Canada’s longest-running and most successful ethanol producers.
March 13, 2015 – BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals including bio-based succinic acid, recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.
April 20, 2015 - Blue Sphere Corporation, a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today the closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, R.I., under the management of Entropy Investment Management.
April 10, 2015 - The federal government has announced that it will be investing $10 million in a project with Cascades Inc.'s Norampac-Cabano mill in the Lower St. Lawrence region of Quebec that will enable the mill to commercialize a first-in-Canada technology to extract hemicellulose from hardwood chips, which can be used in various applications, including biofuels.
April 7, 2015 – U.S. ethanol producers exported approximately 85.2 million gallons in February, the largest amount ever exported in the month of February.
April 2, 2015 - Nova Scotia Power recently reported that the biomass boiler used to generate electricity for the province consumed 393,423 green tonnes of biomass in 2014, its first full year of operation. Not all the biomass originated in Nova Scotia; almost one quarter was imported.
March 26, 2015 - According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons.
March 25, 2015 - The production of biofuel calls for large doses of patience. It can take several years to grow the trees and grasses, known as feedstock, that serve as the raw material for biofuel, and large swaths of land are required to grow these plants at commercially viable levels.
April 17, 2015 - The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard, CEMA 576, for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of difficulty in a given application.
April 15, 2015 - Bandit Industries recently completed its fourth plant expansion in nine months to keep up with increasing demand for its equipment. All the plant expansions add space for additional employees and increasing production at the company’s Mid-Michigan facility.
April 2, 2015 - Martin Engineering’s Heavy Duty (HD), Medium Duty (MD) and Light Duty (LD) Impact Cradles feature a bed of steel angles lined by energy-absorbing impact bars with a top layer of low friction, ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic.
March 31, 2015 – Legacy Building Solutions now offers a line of fabric buildings that incorporate structural steel beams.
March 27, 2015 - The new discharge conveyor option for Beast recyclers provides both a 30-foot-discharge conveyor and a thrower, so operators can load both open top and end-loading trailers.
March 25, 2015 - It’s easy not to see a common problem when you’re looking at your belt conveyor system every single day. But a quick visual inspection can mean the difference between a productive day and a costly day for your aggregate operation. It’s also helpful to know what to look for when you’re walking the line because, sometimes, small irregularities can end up causing big problems.
April 17, 2015 - Get to the heart of this complex matter from your own desk or mill boardroom in these 1-hr webinars. Just register and click on the link at the allotted time, and for the price of a lunch you and your while staff can ensure you and your dust explosion mitigation procedures are up to snuff.
Feb. 18, 2015 - Canada’s green university continues to demonstrate its commitment to bioenergy technology as it has completed the next phase of its expansion project.
Feb. 12, 2015, Washington, D.C. – The eighth annual George Washington Carver Award will recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to building the biobased economy by applying industrial biotechnology to create sustainable and environmentally friendlier products.
Feb. 3, 2015 - To use of waste for energy is a possibility in all countries. This is truly a low-hanging fruit. Instead of taking waste to landfill, it must be recycled and used for energy, to produce heat, electricity, or transport fuels. Modern combustion and cleaning methods guarantee that this can be done without negative effects on the environment.
Jan. 23, 2015 - Aspiring energy sector entrepreneurs and emerging energy tech companies from Canada and the United States will compete for their share of over $90,000 in cash and in-kind prizes Dragon's Den style at the 2015 Energy New Venture Competition.
Jan. 20, 2015 - Edmundston, New Brunswick will host the 2015 Atlantic Biorefinery Conference from May 27 to 29.
Biomass Innovation Centre praises Ontario’s adoption of cap and trade systemApril 14, 2015 - Ontario is joining other jurisdictions, including…
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Cascades invests in cellulosic sugar technology at CabanoApril 15, 2015 - Cascades Inc. will replace the pulping…
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International Biomass Conference & ExpoMon Apr 20, 2015
CCAT breakfast business meetingMon Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:00am - 09:00am
Japan Biomass Power MarketTue May 19, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
2015 BIO Energy Exhibition and ConferenceWed May 20, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Atlantic Biorefinery ConferenceWed May 27, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Canadian German Conference on Renewable Energies in BuildingsFri May 29, 2015 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm