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
February 11, 2016 - An opportunity lost can often become an opportunity gained, especially when the right minds collaborate on a solution.
February 10, 2016 - German Pellets, one of the world’s leaders for the manufacturing of wood pellets for heating applications is planning to file for bankruptcy, according to Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business and finance daily.
February 9, 2016 - Seniors living at Les Residences Jodin nursing home are keeping warm this winter thanks largely in part to the installation of two hot water biomass boilers.
February 3, 2016 - From March 30 to April 1, 2016, the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo will draw hundreds of visitors from the U.S. and Canada to Burlington, Vt. to attend what has become one of the premier biomass thermal energy conferences in the United States.
February 3, 2016 — Dutch coal plants planning to co-fire with biomass will be unable to apply in March's SDE+ renewable subsidy round after a motion was passed today in the house of representatives, Dutch Labour member of parliament, Jan Vos said.
January 31, 2016 — Japanese wood pellet imports reached 232,000 tonnes last year, up by 140 per cent from 97,000 tonnes in 2014, data from Japan's economy, trade and industry ministry showed.
February 10, 2016 - Halifax-based East Coast Environmental Law’s (“ECELAW”) purpose is to encourage innovative and effective environmental laws in Atlantic Canada. In December 2015, ECELAW released the report Forest Biomass Energy Policy in the Maritime Provinces: Accounting for Science, written by lawyer Jamie Simpson. Simpson’s purpose is to evaluate Maritime provincial government policies regarding forest biomass energy.
February 9, 2016 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently stated it is abandoning its mediation efforts with Resolute Forest Products, and that Resolute has been unwilling to engage in mediation efforts to resolve issues surrounding suspended FSC certificates. According to a recent article in The Globe and Mail, the FSC is also considering the potential expulsion of Resolute FP from its membership. Resolute is currently the second-largest holder of FSC certifications in North America.
February 4, 2015 - Acadian Timber Corp. could be up for sale, for the right price. According to a recent news release, the company’s board of directors recently performed a review of strategic alternatives, which included “a sale of all or parts of its business, a merger or other business combination or other strategic transaction.”
January 27, 2016 - Building upon the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada will be held on May 7, 2016.
December 30, 2015 - In the wake of a landmark global climate deal reached in Paris, East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) has released a report calling into question the carbon impact of widespread biomass energy use. ECELAW, Atlantic Canada’s only environmental law charity, is calling on provincial governments in the Maritimes to change their renewable energy policies to bring them in line with the current scientific understanding of the impacts of biomass energy.
December 18, 2015 - With a new government in place in Alberta under Premier Rachel Notley, the biomass industry may have an ally to help grow the domestic side of the sector.
February 11, 2016 - BioAmber Inc. has received an additional $25-million investment from Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its partner in its bio-based succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ont.
February 3, 2015 - Celluforce is a few steps closer to bringing its nanocrystalline cellulose product to market, participants at PaperWeek Canada heard on Feb. 3. CEO Sebastien Corbeil shared a few lessons learned and described a few near-commercial applications for this unique bio-based additive.
February 3, 2016 - An executive panel that kicked off PaperWeek Canada 2016 reaffirms that Canadian companies are having success in the bio-economy.
January 20, 2016 — DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced a new breakthrough process with the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials. The technology has applications in packaging, textiles, engineering plastics and many other industries.
January 20, 2016 - Brewster, Minnesota-based Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) has invested in Kingston, Ont.-based Altranex Corporation (Altranex), and entered a license and marketing agreement to build a bio-refinery to produce and market renewable lubricant base oils, waxes, diesel and other products.
January 14, 2016 - BioAmber Inc. announced that its Sarnia production plant, jointly owned with Mitsui & Co., has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certifications. These certifications were granted by accredited certification bodies following audits of the Sarnia plant in Q4 2015.
February 10, 2016 - When the ownership of the $50-million biodiesel plant in Welland, Ont. changed hands in early 2015, the future of the facility was uncertain. The previous owners, Great Lakes Biodiesel, built the facility in 2013 but the plant closed in 2014 after falling into receivership and was taken over by Luxembourg-based Heridge SàRL, which was a major debt holder of the company. The new owners were left with a biodiesel plant they originally never had any intention of running. To make matters worse, the plant never operated at full capacity for prolonged periods of time and required millions of dollars in maintenance and repairs.
February 3, 2016 - Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
February 3, 2016 - Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy, LLC to acquire Sanimax’s 20-million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisc.
February 2, 2016 - Once considered a weed, camelina is gaining popularity in some parts of the country as a soil-protecting winter cover crop. Additionally, its seed contains high-quality oil for use in cooking and as biodiesel, offering a renewable alternative to imported petroleum.
January 26, 2015 - BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) has announced ten (10) calls for proposals for research to be conducted in the period of 2017 to 2022.
January 25, 2015 - GoodFuels Marine, the first marine biofuel company focused on the global commercial fleet, has received the highest standard of certification from the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), enabling the company to actively sell and promote RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping industry.
February 9, 2016 – Robert Nogaj has been named chief operating officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions. Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and finance. He has 22 years of experience in bulk materials handling, including previously serving as Martin Engineering’s vice-president of operations from 2001 to 2015.
January 25, 2016 - ACT Construction Equipment, based in Charleston, N.C., joins Bandit Industries’ growing network of authorized dealers. ACT is stocking Bandit's compact line with a wide range of hand fed chippers and stumpers in stock and ready to show and demonstrate. They are fully stocked with parts and trained to service hand fed chippers and stump grinders.
January 20, 2016 - Vecoplan, a leader in size reduction technology, recently christened their new state-of-the-art test lab. An integral part of Vecoplan’s continuing expansion, the lab serves two functions vital to Vecoplan’s long-term goals.
January 14, 2016 – A new report suggests that the global biomass boiler market will log 19.9 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2022.
January 4, 2016 – Martin Engineering offers an innovative solution that prevents carryback released by secondary conveyor belt cleaners from sticking to the rear slope of the discharge chute.
January 4, 2015 – Bandit Industries is proud to add CTW Equipment Company to its growing network of authorized Bandit whole tree chipper dealers in the U.S.
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.
Decemebr 9, 2015 - Ontario Power Generation has set an example for the global energy market.
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.
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Biomass Trade & Power Europe Mon Feb 22, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
4th International Pellet ForumTue Feb 23, 2016 @ 2:00pm - 05:00pm
European Pellet Conference 2016Wed Feb 24, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
World Sustainable Energy DaysWed Feb 24, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Bioheat Community of Practice WorkshopTue Mar 08, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
World Bio Markets 2016Mon Mar 14, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm