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
October 8, 2015 - The top five export destinations for Canadian wood pellets in 2014 were United Kingdom, United States, Italy, South Korea, and Japan. However, in the spring of 2015, South Korea took itself off this list by imposing new wood pellet import restrictions. The result was that Canadian producers could not legally comply with South Korea’s new requirements and pellet exports from Canada to South Korea all but dried up.
October 7, 2015 - When the Ontario government announced that the use of coal would be phased out of its energy portfolio in the province, it opened a window of opportunity for the biomass industry to be recognized as a source for clean, renewable energy.
September 30, 2015 - Lignetics, Inc. has acquired the assets of GF Funding LLC, whose facility was formerly known as Geneva Wood Fuels, expanding its footprint into Maine and upper New England.
September 24, 2015 - Westervelt Renewable Energy has achieved Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certification from NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International. SBP certification enables producers to demonstrate that the woody biomass pellets they supply for energy production meet the regulatory, including sustainability, requirements of energy producers throughout Europe.
September 29, 2015 – Now is your last chance to take advantage of the special early bird rate for the WPAC Conference and AGM, being held in Halifax, N.S. November 3-5.
September 8, 2015 - The new dashboard from FutureMetrics is designed to analyze and calculate aggregated industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under co-firing scenarios. There are many user inputs and the user can select one or many states to analyze.
October 7, 2015 - Even before the Government of Nova Scotia introduced its Renewable Energy Plan in April of 2010, Nova Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
September 22, 2015 – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and its partners across North America set a new Guinness World Records title, planting 202,935 trees in one hour. SFI partnered with 29 teams of 25 to 100 people each to plant trees in locations from New York City to Vancouver Island, B.C.
September 17, 2015 - The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees,” the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded. Instead, forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change.
August 18, 2015 - According to data provided by Global Surface Intelligence (GSi), The Great Bear Rain Forest (GBRF) in British Columbia is showing significant signs of recovery since the formation of land use protection zones in 2006 and 2009, proving that environmental groups, communities and industries can work together to conserve our precious forests.
August 18, 2015 - While Western Canada is an international leader in exporting wood pellet to the Europe market, Eastern Canada remains a minor player despite its abundance of wood residues from natural disturbances. Like the vast areas of forest killed by the mountain pine beetle outbreak in British Columbia, cohorts of dead trees left standing after severe wildfires may offer a great opportunity to develop the pellet industry in Eastern Canada.
August 18, 2015 - In early June, the G7 countries declared that they would work towards decarbonization by 2100.
October 9, 2015 - There are many first-of-their-kind technologies being implemented by the Canadian forest products industry on its journey to transformation. And with that technological leadership comes a certain element of risk. Several Canadian bioproducts are flirting with commercial success, while others have not reached their expected potential.
October 7, 2015 - The current phase of the Irving Pulp & Paper mill modernization project is approximately 87 per cent complete, the company reports.
September 24, 2015 - A group of researchers from Japan and France is being awarded the 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose. The prize-winners will receive their diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sept. 28, 2015.
September 16, 2015 - Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has launched a new funding program, "Alberta Bio Future, Research and Innovation," aimed at advancing knowledge that accelerates growth of new bioindustrial products or bioindustrial technologies for the benefit of Albertans.
September 8, 2015 – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) officially announced that the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held from April 17 to 20, 2016 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Convention Center.
September 2, 2015 - Organizers of the fourth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo announced that one of the themes will be entitled “CHIP CHIP HOORAY!” and emphasize speakers and exhibits that address technologies and developments in in-woods chippers, grinders, mulchers, biomass processing accessories, and transportation to markets.
October 9, 2015 - Reduced carbon emissions, green energy production and other environmentally-friendly initiatives are hot topics for the federal, provincial and municipal governments these days. So it comes as little surprise that a variety of green energy projects are popping up across Canada. One of those projects is Laforge Bioenvironmental’s commercial biogas production plant in Saint-André, N.B.
September 30, 2015 - The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new University of Eastern Finland study.
September 29, 2015 (Reuters) - Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
September 24, 2015 - According to a recent article and video posted by the Business News Network, Ontario has the ability to produce more fuel than Alberta. That statement came from Greg Nuttall, president and CEO of Woodland biofuels, who stated that Woodlands has constructed a pilot project to prove its technology is commercially viable.
September 22, 2015 – Novozymes has announced the launch of a new enzyme for ethanol producers who want to reduce their use of chemicals without sacrificing yield.
September 16, 2015 - Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced that Robert Shaw has joined its executive team as senior vice-president and chief financial officer.
October 7, 2015 - The latest technologies and innovations in biomass boiler technology.
September 2, 2015 – Michelin announced that it is extending the well-known Defender promise of outstanding durable tread life to light trucks, SUVs and crossovers with the launch of the all-new Michelin Defender LTX M/S with EverTread compound. EverTread uses a stronger, advanced tread compound that holds up in tougher conditions longer and helps deliver improved gravel wear, all-season confidence and better fuel efficiency.
August 4, 2015 - Two important changes have taken place as Biomass Engineering and Equipment continues aggressive growth to meet demand. Tony Nguyen has been promoted to director of engineering where he will guide further growth of personnel and development of skills. Alan Koers has joined the engineering team to fill the position of controls and robotics engineer.
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).
September 17, 2015 - An intensive short course on “Designing the Forest Biorefinery” is offered by TAPPI, PAPTAC and EnVertis following the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference in Atlanta.
September 1, 2015 - Take Control: How to Tame your Energy Costs in a Wild Market
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.
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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
2015 BCN - AI Bio ConferenceSun Nov 22, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
CRFA Canadian Bioeconomy ConferenceMon Nov 30, 2015 @ 8:00am - 01:00pm
Webinar - Biomaterials in the P&P sectorWed Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
13th International Conference on Biofuels: Fuels of the futureMon Jan 18, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm