Oct. 25, 2016 - Viridis Energy Inc. has closed on the sale of the Okanagan Pellet brands to American Biomass Corporation Inc. The sale includes all international trademarks, domain names, and other assets associated with the brand.
Oct. 24, 2016 - A new white paper from FutureMetrics compares two scenarios for lowering carbon emissions in the power generation sector, one involving natural gas and the other wood pellets.
Oct. 20, 2016 - A residence building on the University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus is using biomass to keep warm this winter.
Oct. 17, 2016 - Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Limited, a subsidiary of Viridis Energy Inc., announced it has received a Demand Notice from Cornwall Investments LLC., a secured creditor, in the amount of $6.35 million. The company also received from Cornwall a Notice of Intention to Enforce Security under Rule 124.
Oct. 12, 2016 - Diacarbon's wood pellet plant in Merritt, B.C., is out of service after a fire caused significant damage to the plant's dryer unit this week.
Oct. 11, 2016 - A new white paper from FutureMetrics has estimates for tonnage demand and spot prices for industrial wood pellets.
Oct. 11, 2016 - CO2 Solutions Inc. has sealed the deal on a $7.4 million carbon capture greenhouse project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., and Serres Toundra Inc.
Oct. 3, 2016 - Talby Mckay knows all about working the daily grind, literally. He has been working with biomass grinders for 18 years.
Oct. 3, 2016 - I have lived the majority of my life in small towns where forestry is a major player. In these towns, the forest was literally outside of the door. I am seeing growth of the interface between people and the forest.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy has a mission when it comes to biomass: to foster, by 2040, the production of “at least one billion dry tons of biomass resources on an annual basis without adversely affecting the environment.”
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.
Oct. 19, 2016 - The Finnish research institute Innventia has developed what it calls “Biorefinery Test Methods” to facilitate the sale of lignin and development of new products. These methods are based on existing methods and ‘best practice’ for wood and pulp, and have been tested and, where necessary, adapted for lignin samples, says the company. Repeatability data have also been developed.
Oct. 7, 2016 - Noblegen Inc. has received $5.5 million in new private equity funding, and expects another $2 million to close by the end of October, the company announced this week.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, and Aceto Corporation, the leader in the marketing, sales and distribution of specialty chemicals in the U.S., announced an agreement for sales and distribution of 's BIOLON DDDA (biobased dodecanedioic acid). BIOLON DDDA will be produced by Verdezyne and will be distributed in the United States of America by Aceto.
Oct. 5, 2016 - The use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility, especially in tropical regions, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. A project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF studied the positive impact of the "fertiliser of the future" on ecosystems and nutrient cycles.
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.
Oct. 25, 2016 - Councillors in Orangeville, Ont., voted against helping Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation build a wood-to-energy biogas plant in the community.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Canada's biofuels policy, while modestly successful in improving the environment, achieves its outcome at too high a cost, according to members of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission.
Oct. 17, 2016 - MagneGas Corporation announced today that it has entered into its largest equipment sale to date with a Letter of Intent (LOI) to manufacture and deliver certain equipment and supplies to a company based in Germany. MagneGas will receive $2.65 million for its proprietary Gasification and Sterilization systems and will supply MagnesGas2 fuel and cylinders. The sale marks a new era for the company as it seeks to expand the availability of its technology and MagneGas2 fuel across the European continent in the global $5 billion metal cutting fuel market.
Oct. 13, 2016 - The co-owners of U.S. biodiesel company Triton Energy LLC pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. government’s renewable fuel support program and a tax credit program in an Indiana court this week.
Oct. 12, 2016 - Gevo, Inc. announced yesterday that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Enerkem, in partnership with Minnesota-based SKB Environmental, is proposing to build a US$200 million waste-to-fuel refinery in Rosemount, Minn.
Oct. 26, 2016 - The Baum BE29F Heavy-Duty, new NFPA design rotary airlock knife feeder valves from Baum Pneumatics are standard dimensions, but custom applied units to your specific application.
Oct. 25, 2016 - Morbark has selected Syncron’s price management solution to optimize its aftermarket revenue and provide a better experience to both its dealers and customers. The new solution will not only allow Morbark to enhance these relationships, but also improve margins within its Parts Business Unit.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Martin Engineering has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries. Modeled after the company’s respected Foundations reference volume, now in its fourth edition, Foundations for Conveyor Safety from Martin Engineering provides an unprecedented collection of information, assembled specifically to help conveyor system operators achieve safe production. To assess the true value of safety, the book includes ground-breaking methodology for calculating the payback from safety investments, sometimes referred to as ROS for “Return On Safety.”
Oct. 19, 2016 - 4B Components Ltd. has released the all new fourth generation Watchdog control unit for preventive maintenance monitoring of bucket elevators and conveyors.
Oct. 17, 2016 - Morbark welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from around the world for its 10th Demo Days event on October 13 and 14 in Winn, Mich.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The newest drying technology available for Canada’s wood pellet industry.
Oct. 20, 2016 - BioFuelNet is offering an online certificate course on advanced biofuels. This online course is a basic overview of biofuels feedstocks, conversion technologies, combustion/emissions, as well as sustainability and aspects of commercialization.
Oct. 14, 2016 - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and CanmetENERGY are supporting the Industrial Application of Gas Turbines Committee (IAGT) in the delivery of a two-day workshop on the opportunities of using cleaner energy systems – specifically gas turbines – for the production of electricity on October 17 and 18 in Montreal. IAGT, formed in 1973 with the support of NRC, is a technical advisory group to Canadian industry and government.
Oct. 11, 2016 - Growing the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North AGM and Forum. Organizers of the forum have released the event streams. 
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.

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