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WPAC Conference presentations now available
November 25, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – Presentations from last week’s sold out Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM are now available.  | READ MORE
Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline
November 25, 2014, Belgium - Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, in Belgium, have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. These hydrocarbons can be used as an additive in gasoline, or as a component in plastics. The researchers reported their findings in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.  | READ MORE
Windsor research helping vehicles run on biofuel
These days, fuels for cars vary almost as much as the cars themselves. Each country has its own standards for biofuel content, resulting in a mishmash of fuel compositions. In Brazil, for example, ethanol reigns supreme at the pump, and customers who want to buy 100-percent gasoline will pay a premium. In the United States, car fuel contains 10 percent ethanol. Other countries mandate a biofuel content of 20 percent, and still others leave the decision to market forces.  | READ MORE
Research identifies growing zones for bioenergy crops
energygrasses1November 25, 2014, Champaign, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops.  | READ MORE
OFA helping to build an Ontario bioeconomy
November 21, 2014, Guelph, Ont. - With a mandate to enable prosperous and sustainable farms, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) continues cultivating new markets and opportunities for Ontario farmers and farm products. That’s why we’re working to build a bioeconomy industry in our province.  | READ MORE
Biofuel from oranges?
November 19, 2014, Tokyo, Japan – Scientists at Japan’s Mie University are conducting research on biofuel opportunities from inedible oranges.  | READ MORE
Viridis Energy posts solid third quarter results
November 19, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – Viridis Energy is reporting strong third quarter financial results thanks to solid production levels at its Scotia Atlantic pellet plant in Nova Scotia.  | READ MORE
Oslo first to offer permanent bio jet fuel supply
November 19, 2014, Oslo, Norway – Oslo Gardermoen airport has become the first airport in the world to offer a full-time supply of bio jet fuel for commercial flights.  | READ MORE
WPAC conference off to a strong start
November 18, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – The first day of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s conference in Vancouver, B.C. tackled some of the most pressing issues the industry is currently facing – sustainability and safety. As export markets for Canadian wood pellets continue to grow steadily, producers must prove their product is sustainable. Gordon Murray, WPAC’s Executive Director explained that since NGOs are badmouthing pellets, the industry needs to prove it’s sustainable in order to continue to grow.  | READ MORE
Enerkem, Akzo Nobel to explore European market
November 18, 2014, Montréal, Qué - Enerkem Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe.  | READ MORE
WPAC Conference & AGM sold out
November 17, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – Organizers of this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference & AGM has announced that the event has officially sold out.  | READ MORE


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