Feb. 14, 2018 – Diacarbon Energy Inc. will not be restarting its Merritt, B.C., torrefied pellet plant. The plant, which was damaged by fire in fall 2016, is up for sale, Mayor Neil Menard told Q101 news in January.
Feb. 13, 2018 - Saint-Michel-des-Saints will soon be home to Quebec's largest pellet mill. After more than four years of development, La Granaudière will break ground in July with production expected to begin next year, Canadian Biomass has learned.
Feb. 12, 2018 - On July 5, 2010 a wood pellet silo in Norway exploded when firefighters released inert carbon dioxide into the headspace to lower the oxygen content and suppress a smouldering fire. The lesson from this incident is that the use of carbon dioxide to suppress silo fires is unsafe.
Feb. 9, 2018 – The City of Yellowknife is the 2018 winner in the energy category of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Communities Award.
Feb. 7, 2018 - According to Argus Biomass Markets, Germany's RWE expects to start co-firing biomass at its 600 MW coal-fired plant in the Netherlands by the end of this month. Argus reports that RWE plans to co-fire 50pc biomass at Amer 9, which will consume around 900,000 t/yr, and that further work will be carried out to increase co-firing to 80pc in the coming years.
Feb. 5, 2018 - FutureMetrics has a new white paper on how weather and heating oil prices influence demand for premium wood pellets.
Feb. 12, 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. We’re creating naturally derived pharmaceuticals and functional foods that help fight disease. We’re cutting carbon emissions by finding valuable uses for agricultural wastes, and we’re boosting agricultural productivity in all kinds of ways.
Feb. 7, 2018 - FPInnovations has released a special guidebook outlining best management practices for integrated harvest operations in British Columbia.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Silvacom Ltd. and Alberta Innovates are pleased to announce that the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) is now available for public use.
Jan. 25, 2018 - Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, today released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. These data are a key tool used to measure, maintain and validate the Enviva’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a US$3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Tolko Industries and Splatsin, the southern-most community of the 17 that make up the Secwepemc Nation, have further strengthened their long-standing relationship with the signing of a letter of intent (LOI).
Feb. 16, 2018 - A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
Jan. 31, 2017 - A bioproducts firm is among four Quebec companies are scaling up their operations with the help of the federal government.
Jan. 23, 2018 - A pilot project to produce and commercialize biochemicals derived from wood at Resolute Forest Products's pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ont., has received a new round of funding.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences. IDTechEx forecasts the revenue for bast fibres used in composite parts to exceed $140 million by 2027, which would have been greater still if the supply could be grown fast enough to match the burgeoning demand.
Jan. 12, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.
Jan. 9, 2018 - If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that there is tremendous opportunity for the biomass industry in Canada, specifically in Atlantic Canada. In thinking of Atlantic Canada, thoughts of our hospitality, friendliness, seafood, and bitterly cold winters might spring to mind. But, with these sweeping winds comes opportunity for growth in biomass-based industries, especially those that have been traditionally under-realized.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Unlike automobiles and other light transport vehicles, airplanes face technical, safety and infrastructure challenges for being powered by electricity derived from renewable sources such as wind and power, hydrogen or fuel cell technology and will need a more energy-dense renewable fuel (i.e. bio-jet fuel). Electric aircraft are, currently, very small and are powered by batteries or photovoltaic solar panels. However, the weight and duration of power are obstacles. Electric hybrid planes will likely be utilized before full electric airplanes. Decarbonizing the aviation sector via switching to more energy-dense biofuel could, however, play an important role in reducing atmospheric CO2 concentration across the country while transitioning to a future energy system.
Feb. 12, 2018 - Natural gas pipelines that crisscross the Edmonton area will soon flow with an injection of renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood waste.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Brampton, Ont.-based Anaergia Inc. is pleased to announce the start of construction at a facility in Yabu City, Japan which will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. This facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. Toyo Energy Solution Co. has invested in the facility, and is building it, and will operate it.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Cincinnati-based plant sciences company Agragen, LLC, predicts that the recent surge in oil prices will soon permit biofuels derived camelina oil to be on parity with petroleum-derived fuels in costs.
Jan. 10, 2018 - Aries Clean Energy LLC, designer of the world’s largest downdraft gasification plant, today announced that it has issued approximately $21.4 million of new equity led by existing investors and received additional capital commitments from Spring Lane Capital of $25 million for equity in future gasification projects. Proceeds from the offering will be used to fund project development, retire debt and other general corporate purposes. Spring Lane Capital is a private equity firm focused on project finance investments for smaller-scale solutions in the energy, water, food and waste industries.
Jan. 3, 2018 - Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels and biomass into useful products including electricity without emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Feb. 12, 2018 - The Barko CH6025 whole tree chipper offers upgraded components and an enhanced eight-knife design that contribute to optimal operating efficiency. Featuring Barko’s patented ConeHead drum technology, the chipper provides an innovative slicing action that uses less energy and produces consistent, superior quality chips.
Feb. 7, 2018 - The EDGE TRT516 Trommel Screener is the perfect screening solution for mid-size operations with on-site space restrictions and for those operators who wish to regularly reposition their screen onsite.
Feb. 1, 2018 - Canadian Biomass takes a look at the newest boiler technology for Canadian customers in 2018.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Bandit Industries has recently announced two major building additions to expand production capacity and add a new, state-of-the-art parts and service facility.
Jan. 23, 2018 - CBI and Terex Ecotec are demonstrating equipment live at the United States Composting Council’s annual equipment show on Jan. 25 in Ellenwood, Ga. CBI is running the 6800BT Horizontal Grinder and 5800BT Horizontal Grinder. Ecotec is demonstrating a TDS 820 Slow Speed Shredder, a Phoenix 2100 Trommel Screen, and a TWT 500 Windrow Turner.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Canadian manufacturer of conveyor components Luff Industries is the first North American original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve SKF Equipped status.
Feb. 15, 2018 - Organizers of the fifth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo have announced the agenda for the event to be held April 11-12 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 13, 2018 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has opened registrations for its BioProducts AgSci Cluster Conference taking place March 14 in Mississauga, Ont.
Feb. 7, 2018 - An all-star line-up of thought-leaders and insiders from the bioeconomy in North America and Europe will be on hand June 6-8 as industry professionals, elected officials, First Nations and corporate leaders meet in Prince George, B.C., for the largest conference of its kind in Canada.
Dec. 15, 2017 - The International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition is being reborn as the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Do you have ideas the bioeconomy world needs to hear? Do have what it takes to communicate those ideas to senior executives, elected officials, academics and other industry leaders? Can you captivate an audience? If so, then we want to hear from you. The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is looking for speakers who can bring ideas to life.
Nov. 30, 2017 -The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, together with media partner, Canadian Biomass magazine, is hosting the NB Wood Pellet Forum at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton New Brunswick on Dec. 12 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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