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
November 25, 2015 – The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced the qualification of pellet fuel manufacturer Energex into the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) Standards Program, a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel.
November 24, 2015 - The price of wood pellets in Austria is steady in November 2015. One ton of pellets increased in price by 0.5 per cent as compared to October. Currently the price stands at €230.5/t for a purchase of six tons. As compared to November 2014, the price is lower by -6.5 per cent.
November 24, 2015 - Forest2Market, an independent group of forest analysts, recently conducted a study to quantify the effects that the export wood pellet industry has had on forests and industry in the U.S. South.
November 20, 2015 - The Atikokan facility achieved record production of approximately 1,850 metric tons of pellets for the week ended Nov. 14. The plant’s design capacity is 110,000 metric tons per year, or 2,115 metric tons per week.
November 13, 2015 - Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries’ recent dust mitigation webinar series is now available for viewing for a limited time!
November 13, 2015 - A clever video from Pinnacle Renewable Energy takes the public on a step-by-step journey of how wood pellets are made in a modern facility.
November 25, 2015 - The recent report of the chief forester for Quebec takes stock of the health of the public forest in Quebec and presents an analysis of progress and areas for improvement related to seven major sustainable development criteria and 26 issues. The analysis focuses particularly on the protection of biodiversity, timber production and companies’ values with regard to decisions affecting the forest.
November 9, 2015 – DigitalGlobe has reached an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry.
October 30, 2015 - WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options to stakeholders for consultation on Item AP1-2-1, Exemptions from Coverage of the Assessment Manual. U.S. carriers who are employers under the Workers Compensation Act must register with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums, pro-rated based on the kilometres travelled in B.C., but many out-of-province Canadian employers in the trucking industry do not. Canadian carriers registered under the Alternative Assessment Procedure for Interjurisdictional Trucking register for workers‚ compensation coverage in each province where they operate or have workers, but only pay premiums in the province(s) where their workers live and usually work. In the discussion paper, WorkSafeBC is proposing policy options regarding exemption criteria to address this issue of U.S. carriers paying premiums in their home state as well as in B.C. WorkSafeBC also proposes to change the wording of the policy to better reflect how the exemptions work within the larger legal framework. Stakeholders are invited to review the discussion paper and proposed options and to provide feedback by November 24, 2015. The discussion paper, policy options, and information on providing feedback are available here.
October 19, 2015 - With the release of the FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Forest Stewardship Council is declaring an intention to more than double its share of global forest-based trade in the next five years, to 20 per cent.
October 13, 2015 - Mathieu LeBlanc is passionate about restoring the Acadian forests in New Brunswick. So passionate, that he quit his job at a forestry consulting firm in Western Quebec, sold his home, and moved himself and his pregnant wife to the Moncton area. Once there, he started up his forestry restoration and management business, ACFOR – an acronym for “Acadian Forest” – and so far, the gamble has paid off.
October 7, 2015 - Even before the Government of Nova Scotia introduced its Renewable Energy Plan in April of 2010, Nova Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
November 26, 2015 - Both cellulose and lignin, the hard part of the tree, and growth cells, can be combined with new technology to produce both new materials and new conditions. Lignin can be transformed into a green carbon fibre that can be used in lightweight products. With the aid of nanotechnology it is also possible to produce durable, lightweight and environmentally compatible cellulose materials.
November 17, 2015 - BioAmber Inc., a leader in renewable materials, has recruited Mario Saucier to serve as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 4, 2016. Andrew Ashworth, who came out of retirement in July 2015 to act as CFO on an interim basis, will leave BioAmber at the end of January 2016.
November 13, 2015 - The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research. According to Transparency’s nancellulose market report, the global nanocellulose market was valued at US$54.9 million in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$699.6 million in 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 33.8 per cent between 2015 and 2023.
November 5, 2015 - BioAmber Inc. third quarter financial release included important production milestones met at its commercial-scale bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia.
November 3, 2015 - FPInnovations and Naturex announced their strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications.
October 28, 2015 - Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin.
November 25, 2015 - Canadian biofuels developer Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline. This approval, pursuant to Title 40 CFR Part 79 promulgated under the Clean Air Act, is required for the sale of RFGasoline into U.S. commerce.
November 24, 2015 - Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has been selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (France's national institute for the protection of intellectual property or INPI) to take part in Solutions COP21, a major public event featuring innovative solutions put forward by 60 companies from around the world to fight climate change.
November 17, 2015 – Glenn Miller, a professor in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, is leading a project at the University of Nevada, Reno to convert roadside gumweed into biofuel, which could help contribute to fuel supplies for the military.
November 13, 2015 - Green Plains Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of an ethanol facility located in Hereford, Texas. The Hereford facility is the company's fourteenth ethanol plant, bringing Green Plains' total production capacity to more than 1.2 billion gallons per year.
November 9, 2015 - Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) ("Xebec"), a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions for the natural gas, field gas, biogas, helium, and hydrogen markets, announced its 2015 third quarter operating results today.
November 9, 2015 - A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality.
November 24, 2015 – As global pellet markets continue to heat up, the market for raw material is also increasing, making the woods an even more interesting place to be in business.
October 7, 2015 - The latest technologies and innovations in biomass boiler technology.
September 2, 2015 – Michelin announced that it is extending the well-known Defender promise of outstanding durable tread life to light trucks, SUVs and crossovers with the launch of the all-new Michelin Defender LTX M/S with EverTread compound. EverTread uses a stronger, advanced tread compound that holds up in tougher conditions longer and helps deliver improved gravel wear, all-season confidence and better fuel efficiency.
August 4, 2015 - Two important changes have taken place as Biomass Engineering and Equipment continues aggressive growth to meet demand. Tony Nguyen has been promoted to director of engineering where he will guide further growth of personnel and development of skills. Alan Koers has joined the engineering team to fill the position of controls and robotics engineer.
July 31, 2015 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) has announced plans to release a draft of the first thermal efficiency test method designed specifically for commercial-sized boilers that utilize solid biomass as a fuel stock (including pellets, chips, briquettes, and cordwood).
July 29, 2015 - RZ Industries recently introduced its newly designed M2-Mesh Air Filtration Mask with HEPA Filtration System.
November 17, 2015 - Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries’ recent dust mitigation webinar series is now available for viewing for a limited time!Learn the latest tips and methods for managing dust in sawmill and pellet operations from John Bachynski, who has over 30 years experience managing dust explosion environments, through the following webinars:Dust Mitigation I - Managing the riskIs your operation at risk? Are you confident in your risk assessment skill set? How do you know if you are doing enough, or perhaps even too much, to manage your specific risk? Join John Bachynski as he walks you through the array of risks associated with wood or pellet processing in his unique hands-on manner.Dust Explosion Mitigation II - Managing the dustA whopping 51 per cent of explosions happen in the dust collection system, and yet there are a range of myths and technical fallacies still making the rounds in Canada's wood products and pellet sector. Join John Bachynski as he walks us through the most cost-effective ways to manage dust for a variety of operations. Are you protected, are your systems safe, and have you covered the seven critical explosion areas in your mill? Dust Explosion Mitigation III - Managing the liabilityDo you fully understand your inspection and compliance requirements and liabilities? Recent events have shown what can go wrong, so don't be caught on the wrong side of this crucial issue. From dust collection to system maintenance, John Bachynski walks you through the complexities from an operational perspective.
October 26, 2015 - Want to learn more about the conditions necessary for a successful forest-based biorefinery?Join FPInnovations biorefinery and bioenergy research manager Tom Browne for his presentation, “Technical and economic conditions for success of the forest-based biorefinery,” on December 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST.Presentation description:The petroleum refinery converts a raw material, usually oil or gas, into a wide range of products: fuels, materials and chemicals. The biorefinery aims to do the same, but with a bio-based raw material such as agricultural crops or residues, wood chips or forestry residues, etc. The economics of the biorefinery depend on the price of oil and the biomass, and on the availability of solid transformation pathways.This webinar will provide a technical and economic overview of the conditions for successful implementation of a biorefinery in the NAFTA context, using the wood-based biorefinery as a model.And all of this for only $25!Click here to register! Date: December 16, 2015Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
September 17, 2015 - An intensive short course on “Designing the Forest Biorefinery” is offered by TAPPI, PAPTAC and EnVertis following the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference in Atlanta.
September 1, 2015 - Take Control: How to Tame your Energy Costs in a Wild Market
July 16, 2015 - Looking for ways to optimize your pellet plant operations? Well, look no further!
July 8, 2015 –The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently announced the schedule of workshops for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.
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CRFA Canadian Bioeconomy ConferenceMon Nov 30, 2015 @ 8:00am - 01:00pm
Webinar - Biomaterials in the P&P sectorWed Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
13th International Conference on Biofuels: Fuels of the futureMon Jan 18, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
B.C. Natural Resource ForumTue Jan 19, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Lignofuels 2016Wed Jan 20, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
European Pellet Conference 2016Wed Feb 24, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm