June 14, 2018 - A new pellet plant could be built in South Hazelton, B.C. The proposed $45-million plant would be the largest of its kind and ship to Asia from Prince Rupert, the Terrace Standard reports.
June 12, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has entered into a new long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Hanwa Co., Ltd., a large, diversified trading company in Japan.
June 7, 2018 - SST Wireless Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of wireless industrial sensor technologies, and Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., a producer and distributor of wood pellets, announced the successful pilot and deployment of a new generation of wireless high temperature sensors to monitor pellet mill rollers temperatures at all Pinnacle plants.
June 5, 2018 - WPAC participated on a wood pellet trade mission to Italy from Feb.19–23. This mission was organized by Ralph Spaans, secondary wood product specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry; Patrizia Giuliotti, trade commissioner for the Embassy of Canada to Italy; and myself.
May 29, 2018 - Pacific BioEnergy’s 350,000-tonnes per year pellet plant in Prince George, B.C., consumes up to 1,200 tonnes of fibre a day, sourced from sawmill and forest residuals as well as low-quality whole logs. A new multi-million dollar installation from Dieffenbacher allows the industrial pellet plant to reduce machine wear and access more fibre sources than ever before.
May 18, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
May 30, 2018 - If there's an easier, more efficient method, science will find a way. That's certainly the case in producing cellulosic biofuels, which, at least for now, requires a two-step process to free the sugars trapped in plant matter and convert them into something else. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) think that's one step too many.
May 28, 2018 - The government of British Columbia is making changes to give rural communities additional economic and land management opportunities, by allowing them to increase the size of their community forest.
May 10, 2018 - Canada’s heavy industries are notorious for being the biggest emitters of carbon in Canada. With a price of carbon being tagged onto emissions, these heavy industries are finding ways to reduce emissions. Despite the government narrative about fossil fuel use reduction, there is no perfect substitute to fossil fuel for heavy industries like steel, cement, mining and insulation manufacturing.
May 1, 2018 - Irving Pulp and Paper and Irving Tissue of Saint John, N.B., says it will undergo a $40-million investment. Eighty-four New Brunswick companies will be working on the modernization, accounting for $29 million of the investment.
April 27, 2018 - Ingredient technology and manufacturing company Comet has developed a technology that converts farmers’ agricultural residues into high-quality, sustainable ingredients.
April 23, 2018 - As part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. Designed to save users time and money, BioTrading will provide businesses the opportunity to better leverage the 100 million tonnes of raw materials and biofuels we produce every year.
June 11, 2018 - Biochar (“bio” as in biomass and “char” as in charcoal) was virtually unknown just a year ago and now two new biochar production plants will be operating in Quebec in 2018. But will this new market create real added value to the forest products sector?
June 5, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams.
June 4, 2018 - Finland's Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.
May 31, 2018 - In labs across the world cellulose nanocrystals are being tested as an additive to all types of things — inks, bioplastics and construction products, to name a few.
May 25, 2018 - Stora Enso is launching its wood-based biocomposites, DuraSense by Stora Enso.
May 18, 2018 - Two University of Guelph research collaborations for turning waste into new products and technologies will receive more than $6 million from the Ontario government. Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus May 4.
June 14, 2018 - Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to an new article by the head of the U.K.’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry.
June 12, 2018 - Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. | READ MORE
May 28, 2018 - A new state-of-the-art facility is calling British Columbia home as Renewi Canada and the City of Surrey open North America’s first integrated closed-loop organic waste management system.
May 25, 2018 - A chance to switch to renewable sources for heating, electricity and fuel, while also providing new opportunities for several industries to produce large numbers of renewable products. This is the verdict of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, who now, after 10 years of energy research into gasification of biomass, see an array of new technological achievements.
May 14, 2018 - Air Products has completed the acquisition of the coal gasification technology licensing business from Shell Global Solutions International B.V., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and formed a strategic alliance with Shell for residue gasification technology to refinery complexes. The acquisition, announced May 7, includes Shell’s associated patent portfolios for solids (coal and biomass) gasification and sharing of patent rights for residue and biomass gasification. Financial terms are not being disclosed for the agreement, initially announced in January.
May 8, 2018 - The Pasadena Fire Department, a California city northeast of Los Angeles, has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The department currently operates one truck, four engines and four Rescue Ambulances on renewable diesel and plans to transition all remaining apparatus to renewable diesel by 2019.
May 18, 2018 - Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specialised in dry bulk handling. The new joint venture will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and BRUKS Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group). Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions. Cargotec will own 48 per cent of the shares in Bruks Siwertell Group, and JCE Invest AB will own the rest, 52 per cent. The ownerships are included to venturers' consolidated financial statements in accordance with the applicable regulation. The transaction has been signed and closed on 9 May 2018.
May 17, 2018 - Bandit Industries Inc. and Germany-based ARJES GmbH are partnering to bring ARJES’ line of slow-speed shredders and crushers to Bandit customers worldwide.
May 16, 2018 - Canadian Biomass rounds up the latest in conveyor technology for biomass producers in 2018.
May 15, 2018 - Guests at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo had the first-ever look at CBI’s newest horizontal grinder: the Magnum Force 6800CT. CBI premiered the 6800CT with the TSC 80T Tracked Conveyor this weekend at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Vermont. CBI equipment was paired with Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 Material Handler, showing the complementary value of both Terex Corporation brands in a single operation.
May 7, 2018 - A pioneer in atomized mist technology for dust suppression, BossTek has announced an industry-leading upgrade to the company’s product warranty. Having previously set the industry standard with three-year/3,000-hour coverage, the company has increased the term to a five-year or 5,000-hour replacement warranty on the direct drive fan motor of its entire product lineup.
April 23, 2018 - Celebrating 50 years of innovation and education in the fast paced and every changing recycling industry, Ecohog are heading to Las Vegas for the Waste Expo 50th Year Anniversary.
June 4, 2018 - The 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition begins Wednesday, June 6 in Prince George, B.C., with a full slate of professional learning, business development and networking opportunities for industry leaders from across North America.
May 22, 2018 - The Atlantic BIOCON 2018, Canada’s premier conference on biorefining and bioprocessing, will take place May 23–24 in Fredericton, N.B. Going into its 7th year, BIOCON 2018 is a dynamic two-day conference that sparks discussion, spurs innovation and highlights new projects that are transforming our traditional industries and business.
April 30, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
April 27, 2018 - Process safety focuses on preventing catastrophic outcomes, such as fires, explosions, and exposure to hazardous substances, through systematic identification and management of risks in worksites engaged in potentially hazardous processes. Process safety involves the prevention of leaks, spills, equipment malfunctions, corrosion, component failures, and upset conditions that present serious risks to the health and safety of workers and, sometimes, the public.
April 16, 2018 - Yes, the early bird does get the worm – or in this case, the brown note, the hundy, the cash, the $100 in savings on the full conference registration price!
March 22, 2018 - The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is excited to announce the addition of a pre-conference workshop on community energy to the program.
Biochar delivers in QuebecJune 11, 2018 - Biochar (“bio” as in biomass and…
Pinnacle makes another Japanese dealJune 12, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has entered…
Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’June 14, 2018 - Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the…
New engineered proteins could improve biofuel productionJune 12, 2018 - Purdue University researchers have developed a series…
Proposed $45M B.C. pellet plantJune 14, 2018 - A new pellet plant could be…
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