Jan. 3, 2018 - Enviva Holdings has partnered with John Hancock Life Insurance Company to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Pellet Fuels Institute has selected Tim Portz has its new executive director beginning Jan. 2. 
Dec. 21, 2017 - Rentech's Atikokan, Ont., wood pellet facility has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ontario's True North Timber, according to the company's latest news release.
Dec. 12, 2017 - Each year thousands of tons of wood pellets are shipped out of the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick to fire biomass generating stations in Europe, while thousands of tons of coal are shipped in to power the Belledune coal-fired generating station, just a stone’s throw away.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held its annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017. Only a few months before, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the new national plan to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Ever wonder if wood pellets are toxic? If they're tax deductible?
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).
Dec. 29, 2017 - With BC Hydro's Site C Clean Energy project coming underway in northeast B.C., some are worried the project will drive BC Hydro away from pursuing bioenergy goals.
Dec. 20, 2017 - Canada's non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board's (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada's Renewable Power Landscape report.
Nov. 29, 2017 – Getting technology and innovations to a commercial scale may present unique challenges, but failure isn’t a bad thing, as Sébastien Corbeil of Quebec company CelluForce highlighted on Day Two of Scaling Up 2017.
Nov. 28, 2017 – It’s a long road to scaling up, but success is possible.
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.
Jan. 5, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies has closed on its acquisition of Toronto's Altech Group and has announced plans to manufacture and sell a biocoal product branded as CleanFyre. The GHG neutral product will be marketed as a cost-effective coal replacement.
Dec. 14, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is pleased to announce that it has made a COMM SCI investment in FireRein Inc, through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round that will allow FireRein to increase sales in the North American market.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Growth is expected in the biomaterials market, with brand investment driven by consumer demand and public image, according to the results of the #WhatBrandsWant survey by communications and PR agency Sustainability Consult. The findings, released in a new report investigating the brand-biomaterials relationship, reveal a growing commitment towards renewable materials and alternatives to fossil-based products.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Noblegen Inc. announces the appointment of distinguished industry veteran, Jim Kirkwood, as an official advisor to the corporation.
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.
Dec. 21, 2017 - Scientists have developed a bioprocess that enables conversion of acid whey, a dairy by-product, without the use of additional chemicals. Professor Lars Angenent from the Center of Applied Geosciences at the University of Tübingen in Germany and international colleagues used microbiome cultures similar to those in the human gut. The new bio-oil can be used in animal feed or, after further refinement, as a fuel for airplanes. The results of the study were published in Joule, a new premier journal from CellPress.
Dec. 15, 2017 - Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a $76.8-million industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project.
Dec. 6, 2017 - The mass manufacture of biofuels could hold the key to greener, more environmentally sound energy, transportation and product options. Scientists have previously engineered metabolic pathways of microbes, making them tiny biofuel factories. Now, new research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis further refines the process, stitching together the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a new biofuel product that matches current engines better than previously produced biofuels.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Joe Panetta’s stomach has a big appetite. It runs on a diet of peppers, corn, sugars, fats, and a healthy dose of swine and chicken manure.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Canadian manufacturer of conveyor components Luff Industries is the first North American original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve SKF Equipped status.
Jan. 4, 2018 - Commissioned in 2011, Precision Energy Services, Inc. (PES) of Hayden, Idaho, supplied the first sludge-to-energy system to Atlantic Packaging’s 111 plant location. This system replaced a combustion technology that was unable to reliably burn the wet paper mill sludge.
Dec. 18, 2017 - Bandit Industries will spend all of 2018 celebrating its 35th anniversary at its mid-Michigan facility, with a world-wide dealer network, and with many thousands of customers spanning multiple industries.
Dec. 1, 2017 - A roundup of the latest in dryer technology for Canadian biomass producers.
Dec. 1, 2017 - This year, German-based heating, cooling, and industrial energy systems manufacturer Viessmann is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To help mark this milestone, Viessmann Canada hosted an open house-style event at its Waterloo, Ont., facility.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Upon my arrival in the N.W.T. a few years ago, I was exposed to the use of wood pellets as an alternative system for heating your house. The inconvenience of handling 40-lb bags during the winter season is a hurdle to this economical way of life. It drew my attention for years until one day I decided to try and resolve this issue.
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.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Achieving a low carbon future will be challenging and will require a comprehensive portfolio of technologies and policy measures. Sustainable biomass can play an important role in such low carbon scenarios but enhanced efforts are critical to accelerate its deployment.
Nov. 8, 2017 - The British Columbian Government’s Renewable Portfolio Allowance indicates a strong preference for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in British Columbia, with gas utilities able to pay up to $30/GJ for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). At this price British Columbia’s RNG market is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, creating exciting opportunities to turn manure, food waste, yard waste, biosolids, and other biomass into renewable energy.
Oct. 27, 2017 - Alberta Innovates and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are pleased to announce that Premier Rachel Notley is scheduled to speak at SPARK 2017, the clean technology conference being co-hosted by the two provincial organizations next month.

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