Jan. 20, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, a major pellet producer in B.C., is responsible for the majority of the Port of Prince Rupert's success in 2016, according to port representatives.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Scotia Atlantic Biomass' pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit, N.S., is now in receivership.
Jan. 6, 2017 - An international environmental protection campaign group is voicing concerns about the proposed use of U.S. wood pellets to fuel a power plant in Ireland.
Jan. 5, 2017 - The past few years have been challenging for wood pellet producers and pellet production project developers. A temporary plateau in demand growth for new co-firing or full conversion power plant projects in the industrial pellet market has led to an excess of production capacity. A series of warm winters in Europe compounded by low fossil fuel prices have depressed demand for pellets and new pellet stoves and boilers in the heating pellet markets. What will the future bring to the wood pellet markets? This article will try to answer that question.
Jan. 3, 2017 - FutureMetrics' latest white paper offers a plan to sustain coal mining jobs, create tens of thousands of new jobs in the forest products sector, and stimulate billions of dollars of new investment in new U.S. manufacturing plants.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Wood pellet imports to the UK fell 24 per cent year-over-year in August after record high imports during the first half of 2016, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review
Jan. 16, 2017 - To supply the bioeconomy with sufficient biomass, access to wood resources needs to be increased, growth rates accelerated and harvesting and silvicultural operations and business models improved.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Ecostrat has released a new white paper detailing the analytics behind biomass supply chains, numbers which can determine the final cost of feedstock.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, today publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses.
Jan. 3, 2017 - The cost of harvesting, transporting and processing residual forest biomass in rural communities is too high to make it a viable industry without government support, according to researchers at Oregon State University.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Murphy’s law states that if anything can possibly go wrong, it will. This may be why the biofuel supply chain – a complex sequence with numerous hurdles – has been identified as a key barrier to the development of a bioproduct industry in Canada. It’s a barrier that BioFuelNet’s low-cost sustainable feedstock (LCSF) Task Force is determined to break.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Global demand for forest products such as pulp for paper, saw timber and wood pellets for fuel is expected to increase in coming years. To meet this need, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen, whose research has led to higher biomass yield in grasses, recently received a grant to demonstrate that his new technology can be translated to grow trees that produce more wood than conventional trees.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Vega Biofuels, Inc. is expecting a profitable 2017 as a result of the successful evaluation of its bio-coal product as a replacement for traditional coal in coal-fired power plants.
Dec. 15, 2016 - Sandy Marshall, executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, wants to see Sarnia-Lambton's Chemical Valley in Ontario become a “hybrid chemistry cluster” with new bio-chemical manufacturing plants.
Dec. 7, 2016 - White Birch Paper’s Papier Masson mill in Gatineau, Que., is receiving $12.5 million from the Canadian and Quebec governments to produce wood fibre for the production of wood-plastic composites, the first project of its kind in North America.
Dec. 6, 2016 - It’s no secret that demand for newspaper is waning. Even a decade ago, it was common to see public transit commuters absorbed in the “broadsheets” splayed on their laps. Today, not so much. If you hop on a subway, you’re liable to see most commuters, especially younger ones, staring at a smart phone or e-book. At the same time, businesses of all stripes, from insurance firms to medical offices, are slowly but surely eschewing paper in favour of electronic record-keeping systems.
Dec. 6, 2016 - As an international development student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., Jeremy Hedges was always interested in companies that showed leadership in environmental innovation.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Fortress Paper is installing a new system at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que., that is designed to use birch wood to produce dissolving pulp.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Renewable energy company BIOX, in a joint venture with World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC (WEBB), has completed the commissioning of its 90 million U.S. gallon (USG) nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016.
Jan. 18, 2017 - Bioenergy La Tuque (BELT) has partnered with Finish renewable fuels company Neste Corporation to study the feasibility of producing renewable diesel from forest harvest residues in La Tuque, Que.
Jan. 12, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has published a report that assesses the potential of biofuel and bioproduct production from waste streams.
Jan. 10, 2017 - Enerkem Inc., a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has appointed Dominique Boies as executive vice-president and chief financial officer.
Jan. 4, 2016 - The Town of Botwood in Newfoundland is hoping a proposed sawmill and biofuel facility will help restart the local economy.
Jan. 4, 2017 - LanzaTech has received $4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility that will use industrial off gases to produce three million gallons per year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels.
Jan. 20, 2017 - The new WSM Pin Chipper is a high capacity fibre preparation machine that converts lower value mill residuals (shavings and hogged wood) and alternate fibre supply sources into a high percentage of “pin chips” with long fiber length.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Morbark has entered into a partnership with Pronar, a company based in Poland that specializes in the manufacture and sale of machinery and equipment for agriculture, municipal services and transportation industry.
Jan. 16, 2017 - “If you order it like this you save $9,” said Ron Rinell as he maneuvered his breakfast of eggs, ham, and a side of hollandaise sauce into position to create a delectable dish of eggs benedict.
Jan. 11, 2017 - A significant investment in tooling and product engineering by Martin Engineering has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer.
Nov. 24, 2016 - DEMO International, held in Maple Ridge, B.C., in September, was a prime opportunity for grinding manufacturers to show off their chewing power. Here's an overview of what was highlighted at the show.
Nov. 24, 2016 - An overview of the conveying equipment available to biomass companies in Canada.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Argus Biomass 2017, the largest international business conference in Europe, has released its agenda for the April 25-27 event in London, UK.
Jan. 16, 2017 - The Canadian Wood Waste Recycling, Business Group is hosting a one day Pathways to Sustainability Series event on Wednesday March 1, 2017 in Drayton Valley, Alta., at the new Clean Energy Technology Centre.
Jan. 16, 2017 - BBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan. 10, 2017 - Lignofuels 2017, Advanced Biofuels & Materials conference taking place in Helsinki, Finland, on Feb. 1-2, has released a final agenda.
Dec. 14, 2016 - The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) and Hallbar Consulting will be hosting the exciting and informative 2017 Value of Biogas West conference in Abbotsford on Jan. 27.
Dec. 12, 2016 - The wood industry is increasingly turning to decentralized solutions for its energy requirements, with cogeneration plants among the many technologies offering major savings. All the options in this growth area will be on show at LIGNA 2017.
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Lynemouth Power selects Emerson to convert to biomassJan. 19, 2017 - EPH Lynemouth Power has contracted Emerson…
International Conference on Renewable MobilityMon Jan 23, 2017
2017 Value of Biogas West conferenceFri Jan 27, 2017
Pellets 2017Tue Jan 31, 2017
Lignofuels 2017Wed Feb 01, 2017
International Woodfiber Resource and Trade ConferenceMon Feb 13, 2017