Sept. 21, 2016 – If there is just one takeaway from Day 2 of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference that wrapped up today in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., the WPAC’s Safety Committee would like it to be about process safety management.
Sept. 20, 2016 - With the wood pellet industry hurting from low fuel prices, warm winters, and unhelpful government policies in many countries, is there a light in the gloom? The potential of global markets was the topic du jour for Day 1 of the annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference, taking place in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., today and tomorrow.
Sept. 16, 2016 - Enterprise, N.W.T.-based Aurora Wood Pellets is taking another step towards launching production by issuing a request for proposals to harvest the wood at the future site of the pellet mill.
Sept. 1, 2016 - Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced the resignation of its non-executive chairman of the board, Robert M. Aaron. Aaron resigned effective immediately on account of health issues. He has also served as a manager of Cornwall Investments LLC, the company’s largest shareholder and creditor. For the same reasons, he will no longer be continuing in his duties at Cornwall.
Sept. 1, 2016 - The provincial government has released its agenda to enhance the competitiveness of B.C.’s forest sector so that it continues to make investments and provide family-supporting jobs in communities throughout the province.
Sept. 1, 2016 - The annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and conference is happening at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, B.C., Sept. 20-22.
Sept. 26, 2016 - Natural Resources Canada annual State of Canada’s Forests Report focuses this year on climate change and how forests can be part of Canada's climate change solution.
Sept. 14, 2016 - Atlantic Power Preferred Equity Ltd., the company behind a biomass-fuelled energy plant in Williams Lake, B.C., has been approved by the province to burn more shredded rail ties.
Sept. 7, 2016 - BioFuelNet Canada strongly disagrees with the findings of a recent study by Professor John DeCicco from the University of Michigan and colleagues which states that biofuels are worse than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Sept. 12, 2016 - BioAmber Inc. has announced that it has closed on a $25 million loan from Bridging Finance Inc., acting as sub-advisor to the Sprott Bridging Income Fund LP. Proceeds from the loan will be used to retire an $8 million loan from Tennenbaum Capital Partners, with the balance applied to general corporate purposes. The loan does not contain any convertible features or warrants.
Sept. 7, 2016 - The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.
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.
Sept. 27, 2016 - The B.C. Utilities Commission has firmly rejected a proposal from a Vancouver private power company to build a low-carbon power plant that would likely use biofuel from wood waste. 
Sept. 20, 2016 - Steve Pratte, a policy manager with Canadian Canola Growers Association, wrote a response to an opinion piece published in the Alberta Farmer Express, which questions the benefits of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Sept. 16, 2016 - Pennsylvania-based biofuel company Renmatix has announced a $14 million investment, led by Bill Gates.
Sept. 16, 2016 - The Quebec government is contributing a grant of up to $1.5 million to Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) to support techno-economic feasibility studies. The studies are a preliminary step prior to the development of a forest-based biorefinery planned for 2023.
Sept. 14, 2016 - Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced yesterday that the company sold more than 50 million gallons of biomass-based diesel during the month of August 2016. The sales volume created a new milestone for REG and was a first in the company’s history.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Greenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction, a Quebec-based water and wastewater treatment infrastructure construction specialist, to supply two ‘Totara’ biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the City of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant.
Aug. 31, 2016 - Morbark, LLC, has signed agreements with Equipment Sales & Service Limited and Van Bemmel Machine Import BV to become Morbark equipment dealers.
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.
Sept. 20, 2016 - The 2016 Gasification and Syngas Technologies Conference, the industries’ largest and most prestigious event, will be held Oct. 16-19 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sept. 15, 2016 - A forum taking place in Ottawa to discuss why biocleantech is key to meeting Canada's 2030 GHG targets has announced its lineup of speakers.
Sept. 12, 2016 - An upcoming EUCI conference will explore the impacts of new climate policies and programs being implemented in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Aug. 30, 2016 - A workshop hosted by the Alberta Wood Waste Recycling Association (AWWRA) will teach participants how to make a profit from the wood recycling industry. 
Aug. 29, 2016 - BioFuelNet Canada and IEA Bioenergy are holding two joint workshops at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus in September. 
Aug. 29, 2016 - Building the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North AGM and Forum. 

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