Nov. 30, 2016 - Scandinavian Biopower Oy has made an investment decision to commission a biocoal plant in Mikkeli, Finland.
Nov. 28, 2016 - The potential United States co-firing market that the Clean Power Plan would have supported will have to wait at least four years. But other nations will be following in the EU and UK footsteps with power plant modifications for co-firing wood pellets with coal or full-firing of wood pellets.
Nov. 24, 2016 - In November 2015, the government of Alberta released its ambitious Climate Leadership Plan. This plan aims to accelerate the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources, put a price on carbon emissions and set emissions limits for oil sands operations.
Nov. 24, 2016 - Several years ago, Foothills Forest Products had a difficult time finding a home for the shavings being produced by its planer mill operations at its sawmill in Grand Cache, Alta.
Nov. 24, 2016 - In 2014, EU Member States agreed on a new Climate and Energy Framework that sets new targets for the year 2030: (1) at least 40 per cent cuts in GHG emissions (from 1990 levels), (2) at least 27 per cent share for renewable energy, and (3) at least 27 per cent improvement in energy efficiency.
Nov. 16, 2016 - The election of Donald Trump may mean an end to the U.S. Clean Power Plan, but it doesn't necessarily mean disaster for the U.S. wood pellet industry.
Dec. 2, 2016 - After years of discussions, the European Commission has now proposed legislation on sustainability criteria for all bioenergy uses. This represents a major outcome for the entire European renewables industry and for the EU’s climate and energy targets, as bioenergy represents 60 per cent of all European renewable energy consumption.
Nov. 24, 2016 - There was a time when Daron Thomas, the president of New Brunswick-based Thomas Industrial Sales Ltd., had his doubts about the viability of biomass.
Nov. 24, 2016 - Imagine a future world where our grandchildren will be purchasing all their paints, plastics, energy, and personal care products without ever knowing that once upon a time, these items were not derived from biomass.
Nov. 21, 2016 - Wood fibre prices in North America have trended downward over the past two years with prices in the third quarter of 2016 being at their lowest levels in more than two years, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR).
Nov. 16, 2016 -The Canadian Wood Council has updated its free Carbon Calculator tool that allows users to plug in wood building material volumes to determine carbon benefits.
Nov. 11, 2016 - Canada's first algal biorefinery demonstration project that is designed to rapidly recycle carbon dioxide and other airborne industrial emissions into biomass through photosynthesis, was on display in St Marys, Ont., last week.
Nov. 29, 2016 - Fortress Paper is installing a new system at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que., that is designed to use birch wood to produce dissolving pulp.
Nov. 22, 2016 - Montreal-based CelluForce has signed a multifaceted strategic partnership with Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer.
Nov. 21, 2016 - Innovative Reduction Strategies' experimental pyrolysis machine that creates biochar from wood waste is being field-tested at a Weyerhaeuser lumber mill in Drayton Valley, Alta.
Nov. 21, 2016 - A recently formed co-op of Ontario beet farmers hopes to build a processing facility in Sarnia, Ont., to supply sugar for biochemical producers.
November 15, 2016 - The first panel of the day at the 2016 Scaling Up Conference in Ottawa focused on setting the stage for growing a successful bioeconomy.
Nov. 10, 2016 - BioAmber's Sarnia plant operations continue to improve with fermentation yields, plant uptime and percentage of 'on-spec' products all increasing in Q3 vs Q2 2016, the company reports.
Dec. 5, 2016 - Ecologist, environmental policy analyst and former Ontario Environment Commissioner Gord Miller has delivered a thorough review of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission's anti-biofuels report titled Course Correction.
Nov. 30, 2016 - In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Bob Rae argues that biofuels will have a critical role to play in future energy use in Canada.
November 29, 2016 - What does it take to reduce GHG emissions and de-risk investment in renewable fuels in Canada? That was the topic of the second panel session of the Renewable Industries Canada Forum in Ottawa.
November 25, 2016 - The use of solid biomass - in the form of wood chips, pellets, briquettes, firewood, sawmill residues, bark, or insect-killed trees - for fuel production is rapidly growing worldwide, with the global market for biomass pellets expected to nearly double from $4.5B in 2014 to $8.3B in 2020. Applications range from home heating, to greenhouses, schools, combined heat and power (CHP) plants, district heating stations and co-firing with coal in industrial power plants.  
Nov. 24, 2016 - The $100-million Enerkem Alberta Biofuels waste-to-biofuels commercial scale plant recently completed Phase 2 of the facility’s construction and is now filling orders for biomethanol.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Vega Biofuels, Inc. has completed construction of its fourth generation torrefaction machine, and it includes a pre-dryer to speed production time.
Nov. 24, 2016 - DEMO International, held in Maple Ridge, B.C., in September, was a prime opportunity for grinding manufacturers to show off their chewing power. Here's an overview of what was highlighted at the show.
Nov. 24, 2016 - An overview of the conveying equipment available to biomass companies in Canada.
Nov. 18, 2016 - Turboden has officially joined COGEN Europe. COGEN Europe is the European association for the promotion of cogeneration whose main goal is to work towards a wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a more sustainable energy future.
Nov. 17, 2016 - Terex now offers its environmental equipment customers two distinct product line brands – CBI, a Terex Brand and Terex Ecotec. From one company, forestry, construction, biomass, waste, recycling and composting professionals now can choose from a broad line of chippers, grinders, shredders, screens, waste handlers, windrow turners and stationary systems.
Nov. 11, 2016 - Bandit Industries has reintroduced its extremely popular hand-fed drum chipper line with a new look, minor enhancements, and new model names that reflect the chipper’s rated chipping capacity.
Nov. 10, 2016 - The new Conveyor Accessories, Inc. website can be accessed at
Dec. 2, 2016 - An event taking place on Dec. 7 in Drayton Valley, Alta., will explore new rural economic development opportunities in bioindustrials with industry and government leaders, and how small communities can benefit from the growth of the bioeconomy.
Nov. 8, 2016 - Join Argus for a look at the evolving wood pellet market with a focus on the perspective of North American producers and a look ahead at power projects in the pipeline.
Nov. 3, 2016 - The Alberta Wood Waste Recycling Association, in partnership with BioAlberta and the CETC, is hosting panel discussions and a workshop that will explore both the market opportunities for rural communities in bioindustrials and investment challenges that are limiting the growth of the Alberta Bioeconomy, wood recycling 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. 

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