Aug. 10, 2018 - Over nearly 20 years, Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof, B.C., has established itself in Canada and globally as a provider of high-grade white wood pellets for the heating market. The brand is a recognized pellet leader, competing with the likes of Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Pacific BioEnergy in northern B.C.
Aug. 9, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy is reporting a successful second quarter, and expects to reach its 2018 fiscal targets with the opening of its new Entwistle, Alta., pellet plant and construction of another facility in Smithers, B.C.  
Aug. 7, 2018 - Together with a large group of member companies, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada participated in the annual CMT Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Conference in Tokyo from May 12–17. WPAC was the platinum sponsor, and reception organizer-sponsor.
Aug. 3, 2018 - Northern Energy Solutions Inc. offered a peak into its proposed Miramichi, N.B., wood pellet plant on Wednesday.
July 31, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada will hold its AGM and conference at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 18–19, 2018.
July 31, 2018 - Drax Power, which operates the biggest power station in the U.K., has signed a new £40 million contract with Siemens for the upgrade of turbines on three of its biomass units over the next three years.
Aug. 7, 2018 - Biomass is quickly becoming a sought-after resource as an alternative to fossil fuels, chemicals and energy in the bioeconomy. Having recognised the potential of agricultural and forestry waste for commercial use, the Rehap project has recently developed a unique tool that can forecast their future availability
July 13, 2018 - A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce bio-based fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks.
July 6, 2018 - Imperial scientists have enhanced the process of using biology to make products such as fuels, plastics, medicines, and cosmetics. This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production and more efficient plastic recycling.
June 27, 2018 - With the recent arrival of the emerald ash borer in New Brunswick, the City of Fredericton is warning its residents to prepare for the loss of tens of thousands of trees.
June 25, 2018 - Resource jobs are the key to building strong communities, the CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada says. Derek Nighbor says Canadian industries will continue to work with Ottawa in the hope of addressing cross-border trade issues and regulatory challenges that impact their competitiveness.
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.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp, the company states. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on Aug. 8.
July 23, 2018 - Attis Industries is planning to build its first commercial-scale biorefinery in Barnesville, Ga., to process 200 dry tons per day of biomass. 
July 10, 2018 - Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.
June 29, 2018 - Development company 4Leaf Corp is planning to build a torrefied pellet production facility in McBride, B.C., as part of a larger project that would include a power plant, sawmill and tree nursery. 
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.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the Weltec Biopower Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. The German specialist for the development and operation of biomethane and biogas plants will fully modernise the technical and operational overall concept of the 2.2-megawatt plant.
Aug. 9, 2018 - Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel.
July 31, 2018 - Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced another significant expansion of its membership. 
July 25, 2018 - The City of Toronto and Enbridge have announced plans to build the city's first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. The facility will produce biofuel, or RNG, by capturing and processing the biomethane released by the city's organic waste.
July 24, 2018 - Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research.
July 18, 2018 - The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) is writing to express concern with the Ontario government’s decision to terminate energy contracts, as announced by the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and the impact this decision will have on many of our agricultural, municipal and industrial members.
Aug. 8, 2018 - A new biomass power plant to be built for ENCE Energía & Celulosa in Huelva, Spain by Spanish general contractor, SENER, will have two Samson Material Feeders which have been ordered from AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH. The new power plant will use many different alternative fuels.
Aug. 7, 2018 - Process high volumes of material into high quality feedstock for compost, conversion systems, soil amendments, biogas, or biofuels with WSM’s cost effective, stationary Organics Processing Systems that are sized to process 50-500 cubic yards per hour.
July 18, 2018 - Sennebogen has introduced the new 855 E model to its line-up of material handlers to complete the largest product line of purpose-built material handlers worldwide.
June 22, 2018 - A North American pulp mill was having significant dust and spillage issues with old worn out transfer chutes. The existing chutes were not built with combustible dust containment in mind and did not control material flow.
June 21, 2018 - A dust collection system is an integral part of a facility and needs to be maintained and updated properly. The knowledge of the team in charge of keeping this vital system in tip top shape is also critical. This is especially because, as per NFPA 664, the owner has a responsibility to ensure that the facility and the combustible dust system are designed, installed and maintained properly.
June 20, 2018 - Canadian Biomass highlights some of the newest technology for collecting and suppressing combustible dust in pellet mills. 
Aug. 7, 2018 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada and Lambton College are on a mission to support highly-innovative Canadian firms, developing new biomass-to-bioproducts technologies, as they seek to commercialise new bio-based products.
July 26, 2018 - The third annual Biomass North Forum is once again taking place on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Oct. 16-18.
July 5, 2018 - Join peers from worldwide to find out the latest on sustainable fibre sourcing at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference being held in Vancouver Sept. 17–19.
June 8, 2018 - We’ve come a long way, but there is still a ways to go. This was a prevailing sentiment from industry leaders speaking at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition that took place in Prince George this week.
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.

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