Dec. 19, 2016 - Atlantic Power Corporation’s bid to burn rail ties at its biomass-fired generating facility in Williams Lake, B.C., is facing 13 submitted appeals.
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.
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.
May 6, 2016 - Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Kamloops Timber Supply Area (TSA) will be 2.3 million cubic metres and decrease to 2.1 million cubic metres, effective May 5, 2021, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today.
March 28, 2016 - The Canadian government is targeting September of 2016 to have a plan in place for a national carbon tax strategy. To get there, the government wants to create small working groups of stakeholders to discuss how much the tax should be, and its implementation across Canada.
February 16, 2016 - I started my legal career in the public service, and this role, as Environmental Commissioner is a chance to make a difference on issues that I think matter most.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Three years ago, Canadian Biomass featured Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station on its cover (January 2014). Staff at OPG and particularly those in northwest operations look back with pride on the Atikokan conversion from coal to biomass and the many parallel successes enabled by this conversion.
Jan. 16, 2017 - To supply the bioeconomy with sufficient biomass, access to wood resources needs to be increased, growth rates accelerated and harvesting and silvicultural operations and business models improved.
Jan. 3, 2017 - The cost of harvesting, transporting and processing residual forest biomass in rural communities is too high to make it a viable industry without government support, according to researchers at Oregon State University.
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. 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.
Feb. 9, 2017 - A recent study aimed at identifying untapped biomass hotspots in Canadian forests has produced findings that could help Canada to mobilize its wood-based bioenergy supply chain.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Ecostrat has released a new white paper detailing the analytics behind biomass supply chains, numbers which can determine the final cost of feedstock.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, today publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Murphy’s law states that if anything can possibly go wrong, it will. This may be why the biofuel supply chain – a complex sequence with numerous hurdles – has been identified as a key barrier to the development of a bioproduct industry in Canada. It’s a barrier that BioFuelNet’s low-cost sustainable feedstock (LCSF) Task Force is determined to break.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Global demand for forest products such as pulp for paper, saw timber and wood pellets for fuel is expected to increase in coming years. To meet this need, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen, whose research has led to higher biomass yield in grasses, recently received a grant to demonstrate that his new technology can be translated to grow trees that produce more wood than conventional trees.
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.
December 3, 2015 - In northern Ontario, forestry is a way of life. Surrounded by trees as far as the eye can see, much of the province that lies above the 49th parallel is surrounded by lush forests full of jack pine, white spruce and black spruce.
October 30, 2015 - WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options to stakeholders for consultation on Item AP1-2-1, Exemptions from Coverage of the Assessment Manual. U.S. carriers who are employers under the Workers Compensation Act must register with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums, pro-rated based on the kilometres travelled in B.C., but many out-of-province Canadian employers in the trucking industry do not. Canadian carriers registered under the Alternative Assessment Procedure for Interjurisdictional Trucking register for workers‚ compensation coverage in each province where they operate or have workers, but only pay premiums in the province(s) where their workers live and usually work. In the discussion paper, WorkSafeBC is proposing policy options regarding exemption criteria to address this issue of U.S. carriers paying premiums in their home state as well as in B.C. WorkSafeBC also proposes to change the wording of the policy to better reflect how the exemptions work within the larger legal framework. Stakeholders are invited to review the discussion paper and proposed options and to provide feedback by November 24, 2015. The discussion paper, policy options, and information on providing feedback are available here.
August 13, 2015 - Driving down a bruised and battered logging road shortly after spring weight restrictions had been lifted in Nova Scotia, a peculiar site of stacked logs emerges around the bend. Massive piles of separated logs, each with a different size, shape, species or quality form a long row down the winding road.
August 10, 2015 – BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks.
July 29, 2015 - The federal government recently announced that it will invest approximately $16.5 million across nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia, designed to support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive advantages of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway. The announcement was made by Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt.
July 14, 2015 - Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the new WA380-8 wheel loader.
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