Feb. 15, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Sustainable Biomass Partnership has suspended PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) from issuing certificates in Canada and the U.S. for not fulfilling an SBP requirement.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Denmark's DONG Energy says it plans to make the switch to wood pellets from coal at all its coal-fired power stations by 2023.
Feb. 7, 2017 - The Moose Cree First Nation in northern Ontario is conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of constructing or purchasing a facility to make wood pellets.
Feb. 1, 2017 - When Pat Curran decided to get into the wood pellet business in 2007, it was to help ensure that the fibre from Curran’s family logging business Seaway Timber and Curran Logging based in Massena, N.Y., always had a home. When the pulp mill across the border in Cornwall, Ont., shut down, the logging business lost a big market for its wood chips.
Feb. 1, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada was a sponsor of the Canada Europe Energy Summit that was held at Canada House in London on Nov. 22. The Alberta government and the magazine Alberta Oil were listed as knowledge partners. WPAC’s objective was to raise awareness amongst senior energy industry and government leaders of the benefits of using wood pellets as a coal replacement for power generation. Attendees showed a distressing lack of awareness about the many coal-to-biomass conversions that have taken place in the U.K., the rest of Europe, Asia, and Canada.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Bird Construction Inc. announced today that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ont.
Jan. 24, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturers to the PFI Standards Program: Lignetics and Instantheat Wood Pellets.
Jan. 24, 2017 - We can now be cautiously optimistic that prospects for Canadian wood pellet producers are beginning to improve as we have now entered 2017.
Jan. 20, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, a major pellet producer in B.C., is responsible for the majority of the Port of Prince Rupert's success in 2016, according to port representatives.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Scotia Atlantic Biomass' pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit, N.S., is now in receivership.
Jan. 6, 2017 - An international environmental protection campaign group is voicing concerns about the proposed use of U.S. wood pellets to fuel a power plant in Ireland.
Jan. 5, 2017 - The past few years have been challenging for wood pellet producers and pellet production project developers. A temporary plateau in demand growth for new co-firing or full conversion power plant projects in the industrial pellet market has led to an excess of production capacity. A series of warm winters in Europe compounded by low fossil fuel prices have depressed demand for pellets and new pellet stoves and boilers in the heating pellet markets. What will the future bring to the wood pellet markets? This article will try to answer that question.
Jan. 3, 2017 - FutureMetrics' latest white paper offers a plan to sustain coal mining jobs, create tens of thousands of new jobs in the forest products sector, and stimulate billions of dollars of new investment in new U.S. manufacturing plants.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Wood pellet imports to the UK fell 24 per cent year-over-year in August after record high imports during the first half of 2016, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review
Dec. 20, 2016 - Canadian wood pellet producers are looking to the domestic market as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick consider ways to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Dec. 15, 2016 - During the first half of 2016, U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 3.3 million tons of wood pellets and sold 3.1 million tons, mostly to foreign markets, according to data from EIA’s newly released Densified Biomass Fuel Report.
Dec. 14, 2016 - Avedøre Power Station, the largest power station in Denmark, is now producing electricity from wood pellets and straw.
Dec. 13, 2016 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., Canada's largest manufacturer of wood pellets based in B.C., has signed a nine-year contract with Denmark shipping company Norden.
Dec. 9, 2016 - On November 21, Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna announced the country’s plan to virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030. However, Ottawa recognizes that provinces need flexibility and is willing to negotiate agreements that would allow some plants to stay open so long as equivalent emission reductions are achieved elsewhere. The federal government has agreed to negotiate a deal with Nova Scotia that will allow the province to burn some coal after 2030 in high-demand winter months, while it achieves deep emissions reductions in its electricity sector.
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