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Rentech announces start-up of Atikokan pellet mill
October 30, 2014, LosAngeles, Calif. - Rentech announced that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing and final commissioning.  | READ MORE
 
Andrea Kent appointed CRFA President
October 30, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today announced the appointment of Andrea Kent as its President.  | READ MORE
 
Mackenzie bioenergy to come online in 2015
October 30, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. - Conifex Timber Inc. announced that based on its current preliminary estimate and initial consultations with its contractors and original equipment vendors, it expects to complete repairs to the damaged equipment and commence commercial operations at the Mackenzie Power Project in the latter half of the first quarter of 2015.  | READ MORE
 
Thurlow announces departure from CRFA
October 29, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - W. Scott Thurlow today announced he has stepped down as President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) to pursue new opportunities. During his tenure, Mr. Thurlow oversaw the introduction of Ontario's milestone Greener Diesel mandate and unveiled the CRFA's new vision document and action plan, Evolution and Growth.  | READ MORE
 
Turning sulfite liquor into biofuel
October 29, 2014, Montreal, Qué. – A researcher at Montreal’s Concordia University is working on finding a way to turn sulfite liquor, a by-product of pulp and paper manufacturing, into biofuel.  | READ MORE
 
Record pellet demand in U.S. northeast
October 29, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced that it is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region. The two groups highlighted the importance of purchasing pellets at a steady pace to avoid demand spikes.  | READ MORE
 
B.C. introduces innovative, flexible forest licence
October 28, 2014, Victoria, B.C. – The B.C. government has created a new type of forest licence that allows emerging, innovative forestry companies to more effectively respond to fluctuations in the supply of wood fibre.  | READ MORE
 
Municipal roadblocks
norfolkdisposalBernie Debono, general manager of Norfolk Disposal, shakes his head and can’t help but laugh as he recalls his story.

 

For three years, his family-run waste-disposal company based in Norfolk County, Ont., worked towards building Canada’s first waste-to-fuel production plant that uses leading-edge catalytic cracking technology from Toronto-based Orion Eco Solutions.  | READ MORE
 
Cellulosic ethanol research in Peoria
energygrasses1October 28, 2014 - At the Agricultural Research Service’s Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, Illinois, field work and bench investigations keep ARS scientists on the scientific front lines of converting biomass into cellulosic ethanol.  | READ MORE
 
Enerkem to build plants in China
October 28, 2014, Montréal, Qué. – Enerkem has reached two deals to build waste-to-biofuel plants in China, similar to the one that recently came online in Edmonton.  | READ MORE
 
Boeing, COMAC open joint biofuel facility
October 23, 2014, Hangzhou, China - Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) have opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 1.8 billion liters of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil.  | READ MORE
 
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