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
July 31, 2015 - At the final meeting of the 2014-2015 PFI Board of Directors, the U.S.-based PFI Board approved a series of changes to the PFI Standards Program. The PFI Standards Program is a third party accredited program that enables consumers to easily identify PFI Graded Fuel: pellets from manufacturers whose pellets and facilities are subject to regular third party testing.
July 27, 2015 – FutureMetrics has released its newest white paper, which focuses on consolidation in the U.S. heating pellet sector.
July 23, 2015 - Viridis Energy Inc., recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Okanagan Pellet Company Inc. (OPC), has commenced a major one- to two-year plant upgrade that will be conducted in three phases. The OPC plant upgrades are intended to address new regulatory requirements for safe storage and management of wood pellets and ensure the plant complies with National Fire Protection Association and B.C. Fire Safety code.
July 14, 2015 - Newpro is looking to convert its particleboard facility in Smithers, B.C. into a wood pellet manufacturing plant.
June 30, 2015 - The European Commission’s directorate-general for competition is investigating whether the UK government’s support of the biomass conversion of Lynemouth Power Station (LPS) complies with EU state aid rules, putting in jeopardy a project that would consume 1.5 million tonnes of wood pellets annually.
June 23, 2015 – Preparations continue for the upcoming 2015 Wood Pellet Association of Canada Annual General Meeting, taking place November 3rd to 5th.
July 29, 2015 - The federal government recently announced that it will invest approximately $16.5 million across nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia, designed to support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive advantages of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway. The announcement was made by Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt.
July 29, 2015 - The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fibre supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the “intervention unit” has been asked to deliver a report by the fall.
July 14, 2015 - Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the new WA380-8 wheel loader.
July 2, 2015 - J.D. Irving Limited’s partnership with Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.
June 30, 2015 - This article describes a strategy that significantly lowers carbon emissions and provides long-term security of demand to the producers of solid fuel for US power plants. The foundation of the strategy is to blend a low-carbon renewable solid fuel and wood pellets with coal.
June 17, 2015, VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Pacific Bioenergy Timber Corp. and RPP Holdings Inc. in the Quesnel district, during the week of June 22, 2015.
July 30, 2015 - TerraVerdae BioWorks Inc, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and performance biomaterials from environmentally sustainable sources, recently announced that it has reached a major milestone; creation of its proprietary technology at a commercial scale. It has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable PHA bioplastics from waste-derived methanol.
July 28, 2015 - Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' new funding program “Alberta Bio Future Product and Technology Commercialization,” aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.
July 16, 2015 - BioAmber Inc. announced that it will report financial results for the second quarter 2015 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 after the close of the market. The company has scheduled a webcast and conference call for 4.30 pm ET (1.30 pm PT) to discuss the results.
July 14, 2015 - Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of carbon recycling company LanzaTech, will be presented the Rosalind Franklin Award at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal on Wednesday, July 22.
July 13, 2015 – With the growing need for high volume processing of organics (including green waste and food waste) for compost and AD conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System – a complete high capacity system to convert green waste, food waste, and mixed organics into high quality feedstock for compost and AD conversion systems.
July 8, 2015 - Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is launching a large-scale European project in collaboration with Cosun (coordinating partner) and 10 businesses from the Netherlands and abroad to extract more value from sugar beet pulp.
July 22, 2015 - The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel to generate electricity in remote communities.
July 16, 2015 - Vecoplan has announced that it has executed a fixed-price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. to design, engineer, install and commission a state-of-the-art municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock processing system for Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant.
July 9, 2015 – Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan.
July 6, 2015 — According to a new, national survey, 88 per cent of Canadians believe more renewable fuels should be produced in Canada and that government should do more to promote the industry. The poll of 1,750 Canadians, aged 18 and over, showed that 85 per cent of respondents feel pride in Canada’s biofuels industry.
July 3, 2015 – A biomass-fuelled generator has been proposed for producing electricity in Flamborough, Ont.
June 30, 2015 - United Airlines on Tuesday said it purchased a $30-million stake in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., in a deal designed to meet some of its fuel needs and hedge against future oil price volatility and carbon regulations.
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.
July 15, 2015 - Bandit Industries was recently awarded an additional contract from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract for medium duty and compact construction and maintenance equipment with related attachments, accessories and supplies (Contract No. 042515-BAN).
July 14, 2015 - Premier Tech recently announced a $45.9-million investment in innovation, alongside Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.
July 14, 2015 - Rugged, reliable and versatile, the Hägglunds TADS hydraulic drive system from Bosch Rexroth is a powerful, self-contained drive package for applications and systems where space is limited.
July 14, 2015 - Wallingford’s has introduces new products in 2015 within their line of BABAC Traction Products. This product line now includes a 7/8” Multi-Ring and 1” Multi-Ring, as well as 7/8” Single, Diamond and a half and Double Diamond chains.
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.
June 2, 2015 - A U.S. coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods recently announced the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. Biomass101 is an effort jointly produced by the American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council, Forest Resources Association, and National Alliance of Forest Owners.
May 5, 2015 - The forest industry is changing, and with more forest cover than almost any other country, how Canada keeps pace is a global concern.
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.
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International Advanced Biofuels ConferenceWed Sep 16, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Webinar - Improving efficiencies at pellet plant operationsWed Sep 16, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass ExpoFri Sep 18, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
5th Annual Exporting Pellets ConferenceSun Sep 20, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
WPAC AGM 2015: Fuelling the futureTue Nov 03, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference 2015Wed Nov 11, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm