April 18, 2018 - Skeena Sawmills has confirmed its plans to construct a pellet plant at its sawmill site in Terrace, B.C., to handle the mill's residuals that are currently sent to a landfill.
April 17, 2018 - Drax Group, owner of the largest power station in Western Europe, has signed up to the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a global coalition of counties, states, cities and businesses committed to ending coal generation.
April 9, 2018 - Canadian Biomass toured Pacific BioEnergy's pellet plant in Prince George, B.C., where in December they installed North America's first Dieffenbacher ClassiCleaner.
April 9, 2018 - Twenty years ago on April 6th 1998, the first trans-ocean bulk shipment of wood pellets from North America, which were carried on the Mandarin Moon, arrived and began discharging 15,000 metric tonnes of wood pellets at the port of Helsingborg, Sweden.
April 4, 2018 - A little over a year after news broke that U.S. pellet giant Rentech’s northern Ontario operations — Wawa and Atikokan — were struggling, the Atikokan wood pellet plant is once again fully operational under new, local ownership, and looking to expand.
March 27, 2018 - The North American Pellet Market Quarterly is a new subscription report covering the North American domestic heating and industrial pellet markets.
March 29, 2018 - Did you know it is possible to grow trees to maturity in 15 years in Quebec? This impressive feat was achieved by Domtar with the hybrid poplar production program it launched in 1997 to increase its wood supply. A seven-fold increase in the wood yield of the natural forest has meant the paper giant is now able to add to its conservation efforts while maintaining its wood supply.
March 5, 2018 - Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources and Port Hawkesbury Paper are responding to allegations from a local harvester and former sawmill owner that the paper company harvested old growth to supply a local biomass power plant.
Feb. 23, 2018 - Every year, several thousand tons of treated wood waste is buried, incinerated, or mixed with untreated wood waste. The management of this waste is problematic because treated wood contains preservatives such as arsenic, chromium, and copper to slow its deterioration. To remedy this, INRS researchers have found a simple, effective, and environmentally friendly solution. They have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 per cent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste in experiments conducted on a small scale in the laboratory. Thanks to an Idea to Innovation Grant from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), professors Jean-François Blais and Guy Mercier and their team will be able to assess the performance of this process on a larger scale in order to determine its technical and economic feasibility.
Feb. 21, 2018 - The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently developed and implemented a new air quality guideline for the control of air emissions from small wood fired combustors with a heat input capacity of less than 3 MW – Guideline A-14. These changes, which took effect last year, make the permitting process for small wood fired combustors significantly cheaper and more efficient. A regulator process that once took more than a year can now be completed in two days, saving projects hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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.
April 20, 2018 - Napanee, Ont.-based FireRein Inc. and Ethonus, Inc. have signed a license agreement to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of Eco-Gel within the United States military, paramilitary, national security and commercial aerospace sectors.
April 17, 2018 - Domtar says it has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bio-alternative to petroleum-based materials.
March 29, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies has been approved for a grant totalling $1,062,385 provided by the Government of Ontario through the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF).
March 28, 2018 - Montreal-based BioAmber is reporting its revenue for the fourth quarter 2017 was $5.4 million compared to $631,000 in Q4 2016, an increase of 755 per cent. This increase was driven by higher volumes offset by lower average selling price, the company reports.
March 26, 2018 - Cool Planet announced the successful completion of its 100th quantifiable, independent trial of Cool Terra, the company's flagship soil health product. The trial was conducted by the University of Florida on bell peppers, and it marks the 100th time the company has conducted a randomized yield improvement test of Cool Terra on specific crops with an independent university or researcher.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement with S2G Biochemicals Inc. and its shareholders.
April 20, 2018 - Air Canada says it will save 160 tonnes of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport.
April 17, 2018 - A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose, a plant-based material, to biobutanol.
April 3, 2018 - A far-sighted local government is working with one of the world’s leading brewers to protect its pristine regional environment with an outstanding wastewater pre-treatment facility for a new brewery that is set to become a major employer in the district.
March 26, 2018 - Enerkem has succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint, the company announced during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans.
March 21, 2018 - Some 15 years ago, an emeritus university professor and PhD in chemical engineering together with his visionary and business-savvy son launched a cleantech start-up to develop what many thought was a crazy idea at the time.
March 19, 2018 - Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., an agricultural technology company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce biojet fuel for the aviation industry, has completed a $12 million investment round. In addition to new investor Desjardins Capital, the lead investor Cycle Capital Management and existing investors BDC Capital and Lune Rouge also participated in the round.
April 16, 2018 - In March 2018, MoistTech Corp. added an additional at-line moisture detection system to their lineup: MoistTech Moisture Balance System. Attendees of the SNAXPO Conference in Atlanta, Ga., March 12-14 had the pleasure of seeing the new system on display and performing live demonstrations.
April 16, 2018 - Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Eastrock Equipment Canada as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment. The dealership is located at 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 5A4.
April 10, 2018 - To help customers process increased volumes of waste materials, Rotochopper introduces a new 1,000 horsepower dual-motor drive option for the B-66 E electric-powered horizontal grinder. The dual-motor drive is designed to reduce operating and maintenance costs compared to a single-motor drive, as well as minimize amperage surges at start-up.
April 6, 2018 - Solid waste, recycling, and organics professionals will have the chance to see Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) and Terex Ecotec machines up close this month at Waste Expo 2018. CBI’s 5800BT Horizontal Grinder and Ecotec’s TTS 620T Trommel Screen will be displayed in booth 2949 for guests to see up close from April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
April 2, 2018 - Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of industry leading wood grinding and chipping machines, announced the introduction of the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.
March 27, 2018 - As a business owner, you do not simply purchase a wood grinder or chipper, you invest hard earned money in an asset that over time is expected to produce revenue for your business.
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.
March 8, 2018 - Atlantic BIOCON has opened registration for its May 23-24 event in Fredericton that explores Atlantic Canada's cutting edge biorefining technologies and the latest developments in the region and abroad in bioenergy, biofuels, and biorefining in aquaculture, agriculture, marine and forestry.
Feb. 21, 2018 - The preliminary program is confirmed for the 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition taking place June 6-8 in Prince George, B.C.
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.

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