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Biofour to test biomass incinerator
Feb. 28, 2012, Saint-Alexis-de-Monclams, QC - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced an investment of up to $126,400 in Biofour Inc., through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program, to test an incinerator for agricultural biomass combustion.
Bioenergy Conference speakers announced
Feb. 28, 2012, Prince George, BC - The Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition, which will be held in Prince George on June 13-15, 2012 has released the highlights of speakers that will be present at this years conference.
UK plant has pellet fire after coal fire in 2009
Feb. 27, 2012, Essex, UK - A huge blaze has broken out at a power station in Essex, in an area containing about 4,000 tonnes of wood pellets, according to a BBC report. Concern is rising over the "severe" fire at Tilbury Power Station as water sprayed on pellets is increasing their weight, threatening the building.
Outdoor space available at PG bioenergy show
Feb. 26, 2012, Prince George, BC - Over a dozen outdoor exhibit spaces have been made available at the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, to be held here June 13 to 15. Indoor space sold out in 2010, so organizers suggest early booking.
Alberta to invest $444 million in bioenergy
Feb. 26, 2012, Edmonton, AB - The province of Alberta has committed an unprecedented $444 million over the next three years to encourage Albertans to develop bioenergy alternatives using waste such as manure and wood chips.
Alberta invests in biochar development
Feb. 23, 2012, Vermilion, Alberta – The development of biochar technology received a boost from a collaborative initiative that includes federal funding of $900,000 to Lakeland College to acquire two mobile pyrolysis units to test, evaluate, and demonstrate biochar products for agricultural and environmental markets.
Drax scraps two 300MW plants
Feb. 22, 2012, London, UK - Drax, a UK energy generator, made a decision to cancel two of the three proposed 300MW plants due to a shift in governmental policy.
Feb. 22, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands - Researchers at the University of Utrecht, through a collaboration with Dow Chemicals, have devised a way to create plastic from biomass.
Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre taking off
Feb 19, 2012, Meadow Lake, Sask. - Engineers are designing the $150 million Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre that will be built on 10 acres of land at Norsask Forest Products east of the city.
Primus makes green gasoline from biomass
Feb. 17, 2012, Hillsborough, NJ - Primus Green Energy Ltd. has announced that it has produced its first sample of renewable drop-in gasoline through a combination of biomass conversion technologies and natural gas, into high-octane gasoline.