Aug. 15, 2016 - The latest FutureMetrics dashboard tool can help buyers and sellers calculate the price of an existing pellet plant based on critical inputs.
Aug. 15, 2016 - Production at Rentech Inc.'s Canadian pellet plants improved during the second quarter, with average weekly production increasing by 50% and 10% at Wawa and Atikokan, respectively, as compared to the average weekly production during the first quarter, the company reports.
Aug. 10, 2016 - In the 1970s, building a sawmill in Sacré-Cœur, Que. – a village of 2,000 residents in the Cote-Nord region – seemed like a good idea to create jobs and develop the local economy. But it took three bankruptcies before a group of visionaries made it work.
Aug. 10, 2016 - The Netherlands (NL) was briefly the world’s largest importer of industrial wood pellets for co-firing. Under its former biomass support scheme - Milieukwaliteit van de Elektriciteitsproductie or MEP – wood pellet consumption for co-firing peaked at about 1.5 million tonnes annually. However, from 2012 and 2014, imports declined rapidly and eventually stopped altogether, as power utilities’ MEP contracts expired.
Aug. 3, 2016 - BRUKS, the system supplier of the complete woodyard materials handling and processing system for the Colombo Energy pellet plant in Greenwood, S.C., has posted a video that highlights its drum chipper, back-on truck dumper, circular blending bed stacker reclaimer and green grind hammer mills.
Aug. 3, 2016 - The wood pellet industry will continue to see lower demand as the price of alternative fuels such as heating oil dips below the price of pellets, one expert predicts.
Aug. 25, 2016 - A University of Michigan study published today claims that biofuels created from crops account for more carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline.
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.
Aug. 23, 2016 - The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million to help FPInnovations establish a fully functioning bio-refinery plant in Thunder Bay.
Aug. 10, 2016 - BioAmber reported yesterday sales at its bio-succinic plant in Sarnia, Ont., in the second quarter are on track with the company's expectations, having increased 637 per cent from one year ago due to an increase in production.
Aug. 3, 2016 - One of the most challenging and energy-intensive aspects of biomass processing may soon get a little easier thanks to the efforts of researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Cambridge.
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.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.
Aug. 16, 2016 - The first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from the largest livestock manure-to-energy project of its kind will soon be delivering RNG into the U.S. national pipeline.
Aug. 10, 2016 – A U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities' website has been revitalized to provide an interactive database of wood bioenergy facilities throughout North America.
"It has become a key lever of our industry to reduce our carbon emissions,” says Robert Cumming, environment director for Lafarge Canada Inc.
Aug. 10, 2016 - As all levels of government look for ways to fight climate change, bio-products and a diversified fuel mix are essential options to replace high carbon products and fossil fuels. Producers of renewable fuels and bio-based products reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide economic opportunity to the benefit of all Canadians.
Aug. 8, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants, Euphorbia lagascae from the Mediterranean and Centrapalus pauciflorus from Africa, as sources of vernolic acid, a naturally occurring epoxidized fatty acid that can directly substitute for the synthetic vernolic acid made from petroleum, soy or linseed oil.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Danfoss Power Solutions is pleased to announce its new MP1 closed circuit axial piston pumps are now in production.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Morbark, LLC, has added a smaller flail option to its product line, the 223 Stand-alone Flail. Easy to transport, the model is efficient and robust for in-woods chipping applications.
Aug. 8, 2016 - Morbark, LLC, announced today that its president, James W. Shoemaker Jr., has retired after 13 years with the company.
Aug. 3, 2016 - Rotochopper and Key Knife have announced the launch of the Key Knife Chipper knife package, which allows horizontal grinder owners to chip and grind with a single machine.
Aug. 3, 2016 - Martin Engineering has introduced a technology that uses the kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate enough power to run a wide variety of electronic systems. The Martin Roll Gen System is a self-contained mini power station that allows operators to run electrical monitoring systems and safety mechanisms. Able to be retrofitted on existing idler support structures, operators are not required to maintain a special stock of conveyor rollers, as the generator can be employed on virtually any steel roller. The device is considered a first step toward eliminating power production obstacles, as conveyors move into the next generation of “smart systems” that are predicted to be more sustainable and autonomous.
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.
Aug. 10, 2016 - The Prince George Civic Centre filled with bioenergy professionals from around the world to take in a host of sessions at the seventh International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition in Prince George, B.C., this past June.
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:
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