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Andritz enters partnership with SST Wireless
September 30, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – Andritz Inc. and SST Wireless Inc. announced that the companies are collaborating to produce a customized version of SST’s wireless heat sensor technology for deployment on Andritz’s wood pelletizers as an OEM option.
Agrisoma raises money for oil for biofuel production
September 26, 2014, Gatineau, Que. – Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. The funding round was led by Cycle Capital Management and included participation of BDC Venture Capital, one of Agrisoma’s current equity investors.  | READ MORE
WPAC Conference an international event
September 26, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – There may be nearly two months to go before this year’s WPAC Conference and AGM, but the event is already shaping up as an international gathering from throughout the wood pellet industry.  | READ MORE
Vermeer introduces the TR620 trommel screen
tr620_actionSeptember 26, 2014, Pella, Iowa — Vermeer introduces a new trommel screen that features a new design allowing for an optional third product conveyor to optimize productivity. The TR620 is able to handle the majority of screening needs for biomass producers.  | READ MORE
Strong support for B.C. Clean Fuel Regulation
September 25, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. - A new poll shows that three in four British Columbians support BC's renewable and low carbon fuels regulation.  | READ MORE
Research looks at how cellulose is produced
September 25, 2014, West Lafayette, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other products and materials.  | READ MORE
Southwest Airlines partners with Red Rock Biofuels
September 24, 2014, Dallas, Tx. - Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels LLC to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel. The airline's agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. The blended product will be used at Southwest's Bay Area operations with first delivery expected in 2016.  | READ MORE
Canfor, Pacific Bioenergy partnering on new pellet plants
September 24, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. - Canfor Corporation has announced its plans to construct a pellet plant at the company’s Chetwynd and Fort St. John sawmill sites. The pellet plants will be constructed and operated in partnership with Pacific Bioenergy Corporation.  | READ MORE
BiomassExpo set to open in Montreal
September 24, 2014, Montreal, Que. – The first ever BiomassExpo is set to open its doors in Montreal this Friday. Co-located with Canada Woodworking East and InterSaw, the show will feature the newest products available to the Canadian biomass industry.  | READ MORE
Norfolk rejects proposed biofuel facility
September 23, 2014, Simcoe, Ont. – Norfolk County Council has rejected a proposal from Norfolk Disposal for the construction of a biofuel production plant at its Waterford, Ont. waste management facility.  | READ MORE
Finnair crossing Atlantic using biofuel
September 23, 2014, New York, N.Y. - Finnair will operate its flight from Helsinki to New York on 23 September with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel, coinciding with the UN Climate Summit taking place in New York on the same day.  | READ MORE


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