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
July 28, 2016 - With the United Kingdom (U.K.) voting to leave the European Union (EU), this decision has likely raised a few eyebrows of wood pellet producers this side of the North Atlantic.
July 22, 2016 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (“WPAC”) is inviting proposals for its Expanding Export Markets Program for the fiscal year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Interested parties can download the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) document here.
July 5, 2016 – FutureMetrics has created a dashboard to help the industrial pellet sector determine how devaluation of the British pound relative to the Canadian dollar affects the pellet supply chain.
June 30, 2016 – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Gordon Murray is calling on British Columbia to stop burning slash and instead divert the wood to pellet production.
June 27, 2016 - When Hector Savoie and his son, Jean-Claude, acquired Restigouche Hardwood Ltd. and Cèdre Restigouche Ltd. in 1978, it’s unlikely they knew that their New Brunswick-based company, Groupe Savoie, would eventually evolve into an international dealer of specialty hardwood products. The company has grown leaps and bounds since its inception nearly 40 years ago, with 650 people employed through Groupe Savoie’s wood products facilities in Moncton, Kedgwick and St. Quentin N.B., and Westville, N.S.
June 26, 2016 - In its Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will phase out coal power by 2030, replacing one-third with natural gas and two-thirds with renewables. Alberta also said that it intends to ensure that capital is not unnecessarily stranded.
July 28, 2016 - Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki weighs in on the complex issue of biofuel sustainability, finding no one-size-fits-all solution.
July 25, 2016 - According to new research from the University of Arizona, boreal forests will not benefit from climate change.
July 5, 2016 – For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters.
June 28, 2016 – The new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) progress report Linking Future Forests to Communities tells the story of how responsible forestry is helping improve our shared quality of life.
June 23, 2016 – BioCarbon Engineering has a reforestation plan that could allow two operators flying multiple drones to plant up to 36,000 trees per day.
June 17, 2016 – Canadian wildfire prevention teams are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to manage wildfires with limited budgets. One speaker during the panel sessions at the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition in Prince George, B.C. put forth an interesting strategy that also has the potential to provide an economic stimulus for the region while servicing home heating needs for people in northern B.C.
July 27, 2016 - The Alberta government is providing nearly $13 million in funding to help create new uses for agricultural and forestry products through the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions agency.
June 30, 2016 – Novozymes will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s coming REnescience plant in Northwich in the northwest of England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes.
June 6, 2016 - A zero-waste manufacturing process has long been a dream for industries, especially in areas where businesses believe their byproducts hold great potential.
May 30, 2016 - Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. (Licella) and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., (Canfor Pulp) have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name "Licella Pulp Joint Venture.”
May 19, 2016 - AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.
May 17, 2016 – FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) recently announced the signing of a collaborative agreement, the main purpose of which is to lead to the installation of a biorefinery facility supplied with forest residues.
July 20, 2016 – Terra Biodiesel Holding has closed the sale of its biodiesel plant located in St. Joseph, Mo., to an undisclosed strategic buyer.
July 19, 2016 – DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product to help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness.
July 15, 2016 — Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
July 14, 2016 – The Governments of Canada and Quebec will provide $76.5 million in funding to AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues.
July 12, 2016 – Gaz Métro and G4 Insights have developed a unique conversion process that turns forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas.
July 4, 2016 – Canfor plans to convert pulp mill wood waste into crude oil at a commercial-scale biocrude plant in Prince George, B.C.
July 28, 2016 - Canadian Woodlands Forum’s flagship event is coming to Maple Ridge, B.C. from Sept. 22 to 24, 2016, so Canadian Biomass is keeping you in the loop about the chipper and grinder companies that will be at DEMO 2016.
July 26, 2016 - Morbark has announced it will be placing a greater emphasis on providing forestry, recycling, biomass and tree care customers with the option of purchasing factory-refurbished and remanufactured equipment.
June 23, 2016 – Nicholas Williams has joined Vecoplan LLC as their newest product engineer.
June 22, 2016 – Dave Whitelaw, known to many in the wood and organics recycling industry as "The Grinder Guy," has joined Rotochopper’s sales team as the regional sales manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
June 22, 2016 – The new Komptech Topturn X45 will be available later this year.
June 21, 2016 – Bandit Industries Inc. welcomes Iowa-based J.P. Scherrman Inc. to its growing dealership network.
July 20, 2016 – BioFuelNet Canada will offer an interactive, online crash course on biofuels this fall.
June 10, 2016 - In early May, I participated in the Red Tape Challenge (RTC) roundtable discussion in Cambridge, Ontario.
May 13, 2016 – Graduates of Fleming College’s Urban Forestry Technician (UFT) Co-op program now have the option of completing a Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree at University of British Columbia (UBC).
April 21, 2016 – The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers at Oregon State University.
March 24, 2016 - The following are upcoming workshops offered by the Maritime College of Forest Technology:
February 26, 2016 - It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks.
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Advanced Biofuels Course Tue Sep 06, 2016
International Training Seminar Biomass HeatingMon Sep 12, 2016
Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar and Biofuels Conference Mon Sep 12, 2016
WPAC 2016Tue Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
DEMO International 2016Thu Sep 22, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Alberta and Saskatchewan’s Clean Energy Transition ConferenceMon Sep 26, 2016