July 22, 2016 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (“WPAC”) is inviting proposals for its Expanding Export Markets Program for the fiscal year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  Interested parties can download the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) document here.
July 5, 2016 – FutureMetrics has created a dashboard to help the industrial pellet sector determine how devaluation of the British pound relative to the Canadian dollar affects the pellet supply chain.
June 30, 2016 – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Gordon Murray is calling on British Columbia to stop burning slash and instead divert the wood to pellet production.
June 27, 2016 - When Hector Savoie and his son, Jean-Claude, acquired Restigouche Hardwood Ltd. and Cèdre Restigouche Ltd. in 1978, it’s unlikely they knew that their New Brunswick-based company, Groupe Savoie, would eventually evolve into an international dealer of specialty hardwood products. The company has grown leaps and bounds since its inception nearly 40 years ago, with 650 people employed through Groupe Savoie’s wood products facilities in Moncton, Kedgwick and St. Quentin N.B., and Westville, N.S.
June 26, 2016 - In its Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will phase out coal power by 2030, replacing one-third with natural gas and two-thirds with renewables. Alberta also said that it intends to ensure that capital is not unnecessarily stranded.
June 16, 2016 – The final panel of the day at the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition offered an overview of the wood pellet market, moderated by Wood Products Association of Canada’s Gordon Murray.
July 5, 2016 – For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. 
June 28, 2016 – The new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) progress report Linking Future Forests to Communities tells the story of how responsible forestry is helping improve our shared quality of life.
June 23, 2016 – BioCarbon Engineering has a reforestation plan that could allow two operators flying multiple drones to plant up to 36,000 trees per day.
June 17, 2016 – Canadian wildfire prevention teams are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to manage wildfires with limited budgets. One speaker during the panel sessions at the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition in Prince George, B.C. put forth an interesting strategy that also has the potential to provide an economic stimulus for the region while servicing home heating needs for people in northern B.C. 
June 9, 2016 - As Forests Ontario and our partners continue to work toward healthy, abundant, and sustainably managed forests across Ontario, we are pleased that with the official release of the Climate Change Action Plan, the government of Ontario has reaffirmed the vital role of forests and forest management in addressing the challenge of climate change.
May 30, 2016 - Nearly 300 firefighters have arrived in Edmonton from South Africa to support the current efforts to battle the massive wildfire in the area, according to a recent CBC report. 
June 30, 2016 – Novozymes will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s coming REnescience plant in Northwich in the northwest of England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes.
June 6, 2016 - A zero-waste manufacturing process has long been a dream for industries, especially in areas where businesses believe their byproducts hold great potential.
May 30, 2016 - Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. (Licella) and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., (Canfor Pulp) have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name "Licella Pulp Joint Venture.”
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.
July 20, 2016 – Terra Biodiesel Holding has closed the sale of its biodiesel plant located in St. Joseph, Mo., to an undisclosed strategic buyer.
July 19, 2016 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product to help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness.
July 15, 2016 — Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
July 14, 2016 – The Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide $76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues.
July 12, 2016 – Gaz Métro and G4 Insights have developed a unique conversion process that turns forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas.
July 4, 2016 – Canfor plans to convert pulp mill wood waste into crude oil at a commercial-scale biocrude plant in Prince George, B.C.
June 23, 2016 – Nicholas Williams has joined Vecoplan LLC as their newest product engineer.
June 22, 2016 – Dave Whitelaw, known to many in the wood and organics recycling industry as "The Grinder Guy," has joined Rotochopper’s sales team as the regional sales manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
June 22, 2016 – The new Komptech Topturn X45 will be available later this year.
June 21, 2016 – Bandit Industries Inc. welcomes Iowa-based J.P. Scherrman Inc. to its growing dealership network.
June 17, 2016 – Martin Engineering has introduced a secondary cleaning system that removes nearly all of the carryback left on a belt, including adhesive materials and fines lodged in surface divots and valleys. The Martin WashboxT Cleaning System combines water spray and secondary cleaning blades in an enclosed and self-contained unit, draining residue safely away from the work area. Operators who have installed the system have drastically reduced dust and spillage from carryback, leading to a safer workplace and longer belt life with considerably less downtime.
June 13, 2016 – Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of its new and largest trailer-mounted dust control system, a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 meters and the ability to deliver 140,000 square feet (15,500 square meters) of coverage area. The DustBoss DB-100 Fusion is powered by its own 480 V / 150 KW generator with a 6.8 liter John Deere Tier III flex diesel engine, all securely mounted on one of several roadworthy dual-axle trailer options with stabilizing jacks.
July 20, 2016 – BioFuelNet Canada will offer an interactive, online crash course on biofuels this fall.
June 10, 2016 - In early May, I participated in the Red Tape Challenge (RTC) roundtable discussion in Cambridge, Ontario.
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.

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