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Vermeer names Andringa new President/CEO
vermeerSeptember 2, 2014, Pella, Iowa - Vermeer Corporation announced that third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, will serve as the company’s next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.  | READ MORE
 
PFI ends management agreement with HPBA
September 2, 2014, Arlington, Va. – The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) announced today that it is changing its long-standing relationship with the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) in order to better provide the level of services required by its diversifying membership.  | READ MORE
 
Applications being accepted for SDTC Tech Fund
August 29, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - Sustainable Development Technology Canada is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. The SD Tech Fund is now open for applications until October 15, 2014.  | READ MORE
 
Methes Energies enters historic feedstock agreement
August 28, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev. - Methes Energies International Ltd. announced that it has entered into a feedstock credit facility with a major provider of credit to the renewable fuels industry (the "Lender"), which will provide Methes all the feedstock that is required to run at full current capacity (1 million gallons per month or approximately 40 railcars per month).  | READ MORE
 
Newfoundland continues talks with Rentech
August 28, 2014, St. John’s, Nfld. – The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is continuing its discussions with Rentech about the potential for a new pellet plant in the province just as New Brunswick boosts its efforts to attract the pellet industry.  | READ MORE
 
Cdn. biotech company buys Michigan power producer
August 28, 2014, Saskatoon, Sask. – Biotech company Prairie Plant Systems Inc. (PPS) announced it has purchased Traxys Power Group Inc. (TPG). The company will be renamed P.M. Power Group Inc. as part of the acquisition.  | READ MORE
 
Report analyzes diminishing biofuel targets
August 28, 2014, London, UK  - The U.S. is considering reducing its biofuels target for 2014 from 18.2 billion to 15.2 billion gallons, while the EU has lowered its ceiling on food-based biofuels used in the transportation fuel mix from 10% to 7%, in moves that slow the urgency around the industry’s growth and biofuels’ role in wider renewable targets, according to GlobalData.  | READ MORE
 
Manitoba introduces new research grants

August 27, 2014 - The Manitoba government has doubled the Biomass Energy Support Program funding to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects that will support the growth of the biomass industry, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced.

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Ontario Biomass Producers host field day

August 27, 2014 The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative and Switch Energy are hosting a field day to connect industry experts in the biomass and plastic industry on September 5, 2014.

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Pellet plant feasibility study launched for Miramichi
August 21, 2014, Miramichi, N.B. – The provincial government’s forestry plan has stimulated a $400,000 private investment from Northern Energy Solutions to examine the potential of constructing a pellet plant in the Miramichi region.  | READ MORE
 
New WPAC AGM agenda released
August 20, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has released the new agenda for their 2014 AGM, coming to the Marriot Pinnacle hotel in downtown Vancouver November 17-19.  | READ MORE
 
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