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No fibre for proposed pellet plant
Jan. 31, 2011 – Proponents who wanted to build a wood pellet plant in Ignace, Ontario, are disappointed that their application to Ontario’s wood supply competition has been turned down. | READ MORE
Boralex receives shares in lieu of biomass
Jan. 31, 2011 – Boralex received shares from AbitibiBowater in partial payment for a claim for disruption at its Dolbeau, Quebec, biomass power plant due to shutdown of AbitibiBowater’s Dolbeau paper mill. | READ MORE
Concern over biomass co-firing in NS
Jan. 31, 2011 – The Ecology Action Centre is concerned that the $8.2 million federal award to test biomass co-firing at Nova Scotia’s Trenton power plant will lead to more clearcutting, even though the provincial government’s natural resources strategy aims to reduce clearcutting. | READ MORE
EERC announces 2011 biomass conference
Jan. 31, 2011, Grand Forks, ND – The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is holding the Biomass ’11: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on July 26–27, 2011.
Pine plantations studied for bioenergy
Jan. 28, 2011, Athens, GA – Researchers at the University of Georgia will be experimenting with pine tree plantations for potential use in biofuel production.
NB appoints timber task force chairs
Jan. 27, 2011, Fredericton – Chairpersons have been appointed to two task forces set up to establish timber objectives for Crown and private lands in New Brunswick.
Sustainability research funded in eastern Quebec
Jan. 25, 2011, Saint-Benoît-du-lac, QC – An agreement between Natural Resources Canada and the Fiducie de recherche sur la forêt des Cantons-de-l’Est will help expand the understanding of forest conservation, restoration, and production in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
First Nations forestry program receives funds
Jan. 25, 2011, Victoria – The First Nations Forest Sector Technical Support Program in British Columbia is receiving $1.2 million in federal-provincial funding.
New policy affects forest management
Jan. 24, 2011 – For long-term forest productivity, Nova Scotia woodlot owners should incorporate biomass harvest and uneven-age stand management. | READ MORE
Natural gas not as clean as thought?
Jan. 24, 2011 – A preliminary analysis that accounts for all emissions from natural gas, including methane leaks, suggests that it’s not much better than coal in its contribution to global warming. | READ MORE