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August 31, 2015 - Not so long ago, the Netherlands was Canada’s largest wood pellet export market. But when the former MEP subsidy scheme expired, Dutch wood pellet co-firing ceased, as did wood pellet imports. Canadian producers have not shipped any meaningful volume to the Netherlands since 2011. Fortunately other markets have since flourished. Growth in the UK, Belgium, Italy, Korea, and Japan has been remarkable.
August 27, 2015 – Residents of Vermont are being given the opportunity to take advantage of a statewide tax incentive to switch from traditional power sources to wood pellets for heat.
August 25, 2015 - Rentech, Inc. announced organizational changes designed to improve the operations and execution capabilities of its fibre operations.
August 25, 2015 - Astec Industries, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to build, deliver and install the first production line of a new turnkey wood pellet production facility.
August 19, 2015 - Viridis Energy Inc. reported its financial results for its first half and second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Revenues increased to $14.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2015, an increase of $2.2 million or 18 per cent from $12.3 million for the comparable period in 2014.
August 19, 2015 - Rentech’s pellet plants in Atikokan, Ont. and Wawa, Ont. have encountered delays in wood pellet production due to equipment failures and issues with material handling equipment.
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.
August 13, 2015 - Driving down a bruised and battered logging road shortly after spring weight restrictions had been lifted in Nova Scotia, a peculiar site of stacked logs emerges around the bend. Massive piles of separated logs, each with a different size, shape, species or quality form a long row down the winding road.
August 11, 2015 - Natural Resources Canada has been working since June on a new program to predict two weeks in advance how many large fires will break out in different fire centres around Canada, castanet.net reports. READ MORE.
August 10, 2015 – BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks.
September 2, 2015 - Organizers of the fourth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo announce that one of the themes of the event 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.
August 7, 2015 - The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has appointed Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, as chair of the organization's board of directors for the 2015-2016 term, and Jacques Beaudry-Losique, senior vice-president of corporate and business development at Algenol, vice-chair of the ABO board of directors. Previous chair, Tim Burns, co-founder and board member of BioProcess Algae LLC, remains on the board.
August 6, 2015 - BioAmber Inc. announced the opening of its BioAmber Sarnia plant that was jointly built with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. at a construction cost of approximately US $141.5 million. The facility has the capacity to produce 30,000 tons of succinic acid annually.
July 30, 2015 - TerraVerdae BioWorks Inc, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and performance biomaterials from environmentally sustainable sources, recently announced that it has reached a major milestone; creation of its proprietary technology at a commercial scale. It has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable PHA bioplastics from waste-derived methanol.
July 28, 2015 - Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' new funding program “Alberta Bio Future Product and Technology Commercialization,” aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.
July 16, 2015 - BioAmber Inc. announced that it will report financial results for the second quarter 2015 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 after the close of the market. The company has scheduled a webcast and conference call for 4.30 pm ET (1.30 pm PT) to discuss the results.
August 25, 2015 – A multi-year legal battle over patent issues between Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC. has been resolved.
August 18, 2015 - The City of Prince George is helping clear the air in the city with help from its biomass-fuelled district energy system (DES), originally thought up in 2000 and eventually fully commissioned in 2012.
August 17, 2015 - There are just two weeks left to take advantage of reduced registration rates ($100 reduction) for the 2015 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference. The hotel block is filling up - secure your spot before all the rooms are gone!
August 11, 2015 - The Advanced Biofuels Symposium, held in Montreal from July 22-24, 2015 attracted more than 300 attendees.
August 13, 2013 - Technology tours were the highlight for many of the 120 people who registered to take part in the first-ever Atlantic Biorefinery Conference, which took place from May 27 to 29 in Edmundston, N.B.
July 22, 2015 - The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel to generate electricity in remote communities.
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).
July 14, 2015 - Premier Tech recently announced a $45.9-million investment in innovation, alongside Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.
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: The new Dutch marketplaceAugust 31, 2015 - Not so long ago, the Netherlands…
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6th Biomass Trade & PowerMon Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:00am -
International Advanced Biofuels ConferenceWed Sep 16, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Webinar - Improving efficiencies at pellet plant operationsWed Sep 16, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass ExpoFri Sep 18, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
5th Annual Exporting Pellets ConferenceSun Sep 20, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Webinar - Tips to control energy costsTue Sep 22, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 03:00pm