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
May 16, 2016 - Effective May 12, 2016, Michele Rebiere has resigned as president of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada.
May 11, 2016 - Rentech, Inc.’s Atikokan wood pellet plant is producing at 80 to 90 per cent of capacity, according to Keith Forman, president and CEO of Rentech, who offered an update on the plants in his company’s first quarter results for 2016.
May 11, 2016 - Rentech, Inc. recently announced financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2016.
May 5, 2016 - How important was it for the bioenergy industry to fly the flag via a sold-out Biomass Co-Firing Workshop this past Wednesday? Put it this way – Despite the recent news-storm surrounding Alberta’s pledge to phase out its coal-fired power plants by 2030, none of the province’s major news outlets or business magazines had looked at bioenergy as an option.
May 3, 2016 - Three of wood pellet producer German Pellets' German production plants will have new owners, insolvency administrator Bettina Schmudde, partner at law firm White and Case, said.
April 21, 2016 - Viridis Energy Inc. is a publicly traded company (Toronto Venture exchange: VRD - Public documents HERE) and has been a producer and trader of residential and industrial wood pellet fuel. Viridis is working with FutureMetrics for the potential sale of all of it's assets.
May 24, 2016 – International experts meeting to safeguard the future of the world’s forests have drawn up a six-point plan to strengthen collaboration on the use of criteria and indicators to guide and track progress towards the goal of sustainable forest management.
May 12, 2016 - Fires are a natural part of many boreal forest ecosystems, but the massive blaze raging in Alberta, Canada is a catastrophe that threatens human health, the economy and the environment. The fire has already displaced 80,000 people—the largest fire evacuation in Canada’s history—and threatens hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest.
May 6, 2016 - Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Kamloops Timber Supply Area (TSA) will be 2.3 million cubic metres and decrease to 2.1 million cubic metres, effective May 5, 2021, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today.
May 6, 2016 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will implement a new forest management standard in Canada, only after considerable stakeholder engagement ensures this new standard reflects the opinions of all stakeholders, as far as possible.
April 28, 2016 – A historic Forest Management Agreement in British Columbia will bring together a new partnership that will strengthen the local forest industry in the region.
April 21, 2016 - The risk for forest fires in Alberta and Saskatchewan have already reached extreme levels, according to a recent article by The Canadian Press.
May 19, 2016 - AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.
May 17, 2016 – FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) recently announced the signing of a collaborative agreement, the main purpose of which is to lead to the installation of a biorefinery facility supplied with forest residues.
May 6, 2016 – BioTalent Canada today announced the winner for its first ‘Catalyst’ Award, for the young employee who contributed most significantly to their Canadian biotechnology employer in the past year.
April 30, 2016 - Comet Biorefining has locked in an important customer for its planned biomass plant in Sarnia.
April 26, 2016 - BioAmber Inc., a leader in renewable materials, announced that its Canadian subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia Inc., a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a CAD$10 million loan from BDC Capital (BDCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
April 26, 2016 – FPInnovations is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Serge Constantineau to the position of research manager of its SM2 Initiative effective April 25, 2016. The SM2 initiative will oversee research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies that have the potential to impact the global forest sector. These technologies are expected to maximize the usage of fibre currently being harvested and enable the creation of innovative bioproducts from the sub-product material produced during the manufacturing process.
May 26, 2016 – Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change – from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association – reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association’s mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources.
May 26, 2016 - Ductor GmbH and Rücken and Partner Group (R & P Group) have teamed up to integrate Ductor fermentation technology within existing and new biogas plants initially located in Germany. Ductor has signed several Ductor Add-On sales contracts to be delivered in the northwest of Germany. The R&P Group will provide all technical design and project management services for the physical construction needs. The target is to complete the first plant by the end of Q3 2016.
May 24, 2016 - Solenis LLC and Buckman Laboratories, Inc. announced today the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. As a result of the settlement, Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Buckman. Under the royalty-bearing license agreement, Buckman, a producer of products for the biofuels marketplace, will become an authorized licensee in the United States and Canada of Solenis technology that enhances the efficiency of corn oil extraction in the corn-to-ethanol process.
May 19, 2016 —Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has spent more than $42 million on a new facility to convert biological waste from its Whitecourt, Alta. pulp mill into biogas.
May 19, 2016 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The proposed increases would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet achievable growth.
May 11, 2016 - Air Canada announced that Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) will be held at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. It is a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system.
May 26, 2016 - Premier Tech has acquired a manufacturing facility located in Mattaponi, Va. Formerly owned by the German company ASB Greenworld, this plant will be added to the North American platform of the Premier Tech business unit, Premier Tech Horticulture, thus expanding its manufacturing capacity in the United States.
May 26, 2016 - It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources. The industry has been forced to pursue alternative fuel sources and when the demand for certain biomass products increased as an alternative energy source, it took with it a new set of challenges and a greater emphasis on the material quality and environmental regulations.
May 17, 2016 - Wallingford’s Inc, a manufacturer and international wholesaler of tire chains, saw bars, tracks, as well as, logging and industrial supplies is pleased to announce the appointment of Urban Fredriksson of Trois-Rivieres, Que.
High efficiency NOx removal for biomass applications May 17, 2016 - Jansen Combustion and Boiler Technologies and Ecospray Technologies have formed an alliance to offer high efficiency NOx removal for biomass applications, including:
May 13, 2016 — Barko Hydraulics, a leading manufacturer of innovative equipment used in forestry, scrap, utility and construction applications, announces the launch of its new website at www.barko.com.
May 6, 2016 - On April, 20, 2016, at the young age of 97 years, Walter Sellick along with sons Howard Sellick, president; David Sellick, vice-president; and grandson, Colin Sellick, systems manager; had a ground breaking ceremony for a new multi-million dollar, 120,000 square feet facility.
May 13, 2016 – Graduates of Fleming College’s Urban Forestry Technician (UFT) Co-op program now have the option of completing a Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree at University of British Columbia (UBC).
April 21, 2016 – The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers at Oregon State University.
March 24, 2016 - The following are upcoming workshops offered by the Maritime College of Forest Technology:
February 26, 2016 - It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks.
February 19, 2016 - The 2015 State of Canada’s Forests report is now available from Natural Resources Canada (as a PDF download).
February 9, 2016 - Mettler Toledo has published a new guide entitled, “Essential Measurement Techniques.” The guide will ensure lab personnel have a basic understanding of the techniques they use so they can more easily spot potential error sources in lab measurement protocols. Enhanced understanding will help them reduce waste and rework to create a leaner overall lab experience.
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CRFA rebrands to RICanadaMay 26, 2016 – Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched…
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7th International Bioenergy Conference and ExhibitionWed Jun 15, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Asian Forest Products SummitTue Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Dust Explosion Mitigation II - Managing the dustWed Jun 29, 2016 @ 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Advanced Biofuels SymposiumWed Jul 06, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
PFI 2016 Annual ConferenceSun Jul 24, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Dust Explosion Mitigation III - Managing the liabilityWed Jul 27, 2016 @ 2:00am - 03:00pm