Nov. 15, 2018 - To keep 350 jobs at the Barrette-Chapais sawmill in Chapais, Que., the company has decided to invest $70 million in an industrial wood pellet plant that will process much of their residuals.
Nov. 13, 2018 - The federal government today revealed plans to invest $15 million in Granule 777 Inc. in Chapais, Que. The funds will go towards helping the company build a fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex.
Nov. 7, 2018 - Pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy increased its third-quarter revenues 6.4 per cent compared to 2017 numbers, and shipped a record 421,000 metric tons thanks to a 4.7 per cent same-facility production volume increase, the company stated in its Q3 report.
Nov. 2, 2018 - Enviva announced that the conditions precedent to the organization’s previously announced take-or-pay off-take contracts to supply 630,000 metric tons per year (MTPY) of wood pellets to a major Japanese customer have been satisfied and the agreements are now firm.
Oct. 30, 2018 - I was recently struck when reading the article Learning from close calls: NB mill takes action after two fires, at the willingness of the company involved to not only state that they had a near-miss incident, but to explain in detail their lessons learned from the fires.
Oct. 29, 2018 - FutureMetrics has released a new brief white paper that illustrates why all countries, states, or provinces that are serious about lowering carbon emissions in the power generation sector should include the use of pellets as a replacement for coal in their portfolio for renewable generation.
Nov. 12, 2018 - The vision of the Sustainable Biomass Program's (SBP) balanced board representing multi-stakeholder views will become a reality in January 2019. Much work has gone into devising the right organisational structure that will completely transform SBP and align it with best practice as demonstrated by leading sustainability standards.
Nov. 5, 2018 – The industry advisory committee helping to organize DEMO International 2020 got its first peek at the active logging site just north of Ottawa/Gatineau, and early indicators are very positive. 
Nov. 1, 2018 - As Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) readies itself for the transformational step towards becoming a multi-stakeholder governed organisation. SBP’s independent Chair, Francis Sullivan, talks about the making the vision a reality:
Oct. 30, 2018 - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Maine Forest Service released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine.
Oct. 25, 2018 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Finnish Forest Centre and MHG Systems Oy have developed a mobile application to efficiently use forest data.
Oct. 23, 2018 - The Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg has launched a new section of their groundbreaking Climate Atlas of Canada that explains the effects of climate change on Canada’s forests: www.climateatlas.ca/topic/forests/.
Nov. 21, 2018 - In plotting a course for the future, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers followed a road map from 1916. Their guide – a journal article penned by two chemistry professors from Johns Hopkins University – illuminated a path toward a groundbreaking new method to make the compound acrylonitrile from renewable sources.
Nov. 19, 2018 – Attis Industries Inc. today released the second video in a series designed to offer additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the Company’s Innovations division.
Nov. 14, 2018 - In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process.
Nov. 7, 2018 - The new owners of BioAmber's bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ont., plan to retrofit and produce new products, according to the manager of the currently idled facility. LCY Biotechnology purchased the facility last month. 
Nov. 5, 2018 - Attis Industries, Inc. has launched a video series that will offer investors and interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the company's Innovations division. In the video, Attis chief executive officer Jeff Cosman and members of the Innovations team discuss the current inefficiencies in biomass processing and how the company is taking the next steps to double the biofuel output from biomass.
Oct. 22, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies Ltd. has successfully commissioned its biocarbon production facility, the company announced today. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal SulfaCHAR and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) CleanFyre. At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing up to five tonnes per day of biocarbon.
Nov. 20, 2018 – According to Reuters, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to reset the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, which is set to expire in 2022.
Nov. 8, 2018 - Vancouver-based Quadron Cannatech Corporation has introduced its fully automated, touch screen control continuous flow Ethanol Extractor System, the BEAST.
Nov. 5, 2018 - With the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) – the trade association representing the North American renewable natural gas (RNG, Biomethane or upgraded Biogas) industry – now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations.
Oct. 26, 2018 – The "Global Automotive Biofuels Market - by Type, Region - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Company Profiles, Industry Trends and Updates (2017-2023)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Oct. 25, 2018 - World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced a US$350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, Calif., facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane will reduce both refinery and fuel emissions while supporting more than 100 advanced, green economy jobs.
Oct. 19, 2018 - The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. The proposal seeks a Federal Budget 2019 allocation of $750 million to support renewable gas project deployment, to facilitate technology commercialization, and to enhance federal laboratory renewable gas R&D capacity. To date, more than 35 letters of support have been sent to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.
Oct. 31, 2018 - Bandit now offers extending Kesla loaders with radio remote controls on its Intimidator 21XP hand-fed chippers, giving land-clearing professionals, tree care companies and right-of-way contractors a powerful all-in-one tool to dispose of limbs and even whole trees.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Industry professionals from around the world gathered in Newton, N.H., on the week of Oct. 1 for the 2018 CBI and Ecotec Factory Forum. CBI’s expanded on-site demo arena included live demos of twelve machines from the CBI and Ecotec product lines, including the all-new 6800CT Horizontal Grinder and Phoenix 1600 Trommel Screen.
Oct. 9, 2018 - Is it time to look at upgrading your grinder? WSM can help you determine the best solution to optimize your operation. WSM offers the most rugged and reliable horizontal and vertical grinders/hogs available.
Oct. 1, 2018 - Canadian Biomass puts the spotlight on latest advancements in grinders and chippers chewing up wood on job sites across the country.
Sept. 27, 2018 - Vermeer now offers its popular BC1500 brush chipper with a gas engine. The new model is equipped with a powerful 165 hp (123 kW) PSI gas engine and delivers comparable chipping productivity as its diesel counterpart. Using a precision-balanced drum with two A8 double-sided knives, the new Vermeer BC1500 gas brush chipper is capable of chipping logs up to 15 inches (38.1 cm) in diameter.
Sept. 26, 2018 - More than 350 dealers, customers and special guests descended on Bandit Industries’ world headquarters in Mid-Michigan on Sept. 12 to celebrate 35 years of continued success, and to check out what’s in store for the coming years.
Nov. 9, 2018 - The Canadian Biogas Association is excited to announce that the agenda and tours are now confirmed for Value of Biogas West taking place in Vancouver Jan. 15-16.
Nov. 6, 2018 - Over the past 10 years the development of biomass heating projects has increased significantly. The Northeast United States led the way, motivated by replacing fossil fuels with biomass in public buildings. Biomass Resource Energy Center (BERC) has been at the forefront of promoting the push towards biomass heating.
Oct. 30, 2018 - More than 70 international and Canadian bioeconomy industry leaders and policy makers will head to Ottawa November 5–7 for Scaling Up 2018: Competing in the Global Bioeconomy Market. Scaling Up is the largest industrial bioeconomy conference of its kind in Canada dedicated to advancing the commercialization of bio-based solutions to meet the growing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct. 2, 2018 - Gianni Kovacevic will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Biomass North Forum. Kovacevic is an internationally known investor and strategist who specializes in decoding complicated current events. He is a published author who draws from over 20,000 hours of research, and is a sought-after commentator related to wide ranging themes – from the divestment pivot in modern energy, to the rise of a new spending class in emerging markets.
Sept. 14, 2018 - The inaugural Canadian BioDesign Conference held in Sarnia, Ont., this week brought together around 180 people to discuss the development of bio-based materials in Canada.
Sept. 7, 2018 - Get a seat at the table to discuss how to grow Canada’s pellet market at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in Vancouver Sept. 19–20.

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