July 24, 2017 - The world's largest wood pellet producer Enviva has released its latest proprietary Track & Trace forestry data, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. These data are another key tool for measuring and demonstrating Enviva’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States.
July 24, 2017 - Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PBEC) has announced that Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has acquired a 48 per cent equity interest in PBEC. Concurrently PBEC has acquired the 34 per cent minority interest in Pacific BioEnergy Limited Partnership (PBLP), the Prince George manufacturing facility, from its European partner giving it 100 per cent ownership of the facility. PBEC through the PBLP facility and affiliated manufacturing facilities in Chetwynd and Ft St John currently markets in excess of 550,000 tonnes per annum of industrial grade pellets to the European and Asian markets. In addition, PBEC in partnership with the Nazko First Nation in Quesnel operates a 200,000 tonne per annum Biomass Preprocessing Facility converting low grade timber into merchantable saw logs, high quality pulp chips, furnish for pellet manufacturing and hog energy fuel.
July 20, 2017 - U.K.-based electrical power generation company Drax is continuing to implement further biomass upgrades by replacing coal with compressed wood pellets.
July 17, 2017 - Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, is extending its contracts with the Panama City Port Authority, the Bay Line Railroad, LLC and SSA Gulf, Inc. through 2023. This commitment to the port and the Panama City region supports operations at the company’s Cottondale facility, which has a production capacity of approximately 720,000 metric tonnes a year.
July 14, 2017 - Bonfield, Ont., is the chosen site of a new sawmill proposed by International Wood Industries (IWI), which plans to invest $140 million into the project. The facility will include a mill to process hard and softwood as well as produce value-added products, and a pellet plant for the residuals. 
July 11, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is inviting you to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in the nation's capital with a pellet party at the historic Mill Street Brewery!
June 19, 2017 - A new study recently published in Nature Communications by scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada discovered a missing link in lower-atmosphere ozone formation: our forests.
May 31, 2017 - Computer simulation of biomass supply chains can help reduce costs and risks, according to a new white paper from Ecostrat.
May 24, 2017 - There is considerable talk in government circles of how Canada can improve its innovation performance. Earlier this spring, the federal government tabled its ‘Innovation’ budget. A key plank of this budget is moving forward with its committed investment in clusters and networks, which in the words of the government, is “intended to catalyze private sector dynamism, bring a critical mass of stakeholders together and connect their ideas to the marketplace”. At the same time, Canada needs to address climate change and that means shifting to a low carbon economy. Canada’s forest products industry is already a leader in both areas and is working hard to advance bio-based solutions for a low carbon economy.
May 24, 2017 - CO2 Solutions Inc. has completed the preliminary engineering phase of the project to capture carbon at the Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill, the company announced yesterday.
May 9, 2017 - It’s been almost six years since the Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment was established in the Martel Forest region near Chapleau, Ont., and though the project is still in its early stages, researchers have begun to share some surprising findings from their ambitious harvesting experiment.
May 1, 2017 - Sawmills in Eastern Canada have been running at record high levels in 2016, with production reaching levels almost 10 per cent higher than in 2015 and almost 40 per cent higher than five years ago. This has been very good news to the forest industry, with sawmills running at 97 per cent operating rates in late 2016, according to the WWPA. However, there are also worrisome developments regarding the large volumes of residual chips that are being generated and where the chips can be sold.
July 20, 2017 - Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste. | READ MORE
July 17, 2017 - KnipBio Inc. has announced the successful completion of the latest phase in its plan to produce KnipBio Meal, a premium aquaculture feed ingredient from low-cost, readily available feedstocks. The development was done in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) .
July 10, 2017 - An insulation manufacturer based in St-Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., has received federal funding for its project to replace petroleum-based raw materials with lignin.
July 5, 2017 - The detailed design and engineering of wastewater treatment plants is full of obstacles. Any mistakes made during the implementation can hardly be remedied.
June 20, 2017 - S2G BioChem (S2G), a developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, announced today that it has started work on the company’s first standalone biorefinery demonstration plant that it intends to build in Sarnia, Ont.
June 19, 2017 - BioAmber Inc. has launched BIO-SA pharmaceutical grade. This new grade of material provides a USP/NF and FCC Grade of bio-succinic acid manufactured under the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) good manufacturing practices (GMP) for food and Excipients.
July 24, 2017 - IGPC Ethanol Inc. (“IGPC”) hosted on Monday the Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s minister of energy for a celebration recognizing the company’s $120-million investment to double ethanol production capacity at its facility in Aylmer, Ont. As a result of the expansion, by 2018 IGPC will produce at least 400 million litres of ethanol per year, making it one of the largest producers of renewable fuel in Canada.
July 19, 2017 - Finland-based St1 has announced it is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in the St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the first step in a series of planned investments, which will enable St1 Refinery to start the production of renewable diesel in 2020. The construction work of the new hydrogen unit will start immediately and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2018. This hydrogen manufacturing unit investment project targets to enable an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes of renewable diesel production. The value of the first stage of the project is 40 MEUR.
July 12, 2017 - New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
July 5, 2017 - Local and state officials joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families to celebrate the completion of a $388-million energy improvement project after two years of construction.
June 30, 2017 - For the developers of a new anaerobic digestion project, it is crucial to understand the availability of feedstock and of the tip fees the project can charge. But it is challenging to develop data that enables for planning and decision making for early-stage projects with no on-the-ground feedback.
June 28, 2017 - Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., and SBI BioEnergy Inc. have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI's biofuel technology.
July 17, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from Andritz Feed & Biofuel, and officials from the company visited Andritz’s Muncy, Pa., manufacturing facility on June 20 to see the new bio-fuel pellet mill – a Sprout 26LM II – being made. Andritz pellet mills produce more than 50 per cent of all biofuel pellets worldwide.
July 17, 2017 - The VETS Group has partnered with Flamex Inc., to distribute their line of customized industrial process fire prevention and protection equipment throughout Western Canada.
July 11, 2017 - The UML/S/DT improves the most important aspects of the FAE mulcher experience. It introduces a new advanced design of mulchers. FAE’s new forestry mulcher machine, the UML/S/DT, fits right in between the small UML/DT (for tractors from 80 to 130 HP) and the medium size UMM/DT (for tractors from 160 to 240 HP) and it replaces the former model UML/DT/HD.
July 4, 2017 - As exciting as new emerging green technology can be, it’s nice to have some pieces of the puzzle already in place when beginning a new venture. Selection of an appropriate heat transfer fluid (HTF) may be one of the ways that biomass producers can limit some of the risk when starting a new operation.
June 28, 2017 - There are several regulations (NFPA) and health & safety standards (CSST) that govern dust collection in the woodworking industry.
June 28, 2017 - Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) will be exhibiting at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo held in Laurinburg, North Carolina from September 15-16. Guests will have two days to see live demonstrations of CBI’s high-performance wood grinders and commercial wood chippers. The CBI exhibit will be located just inside the entrance at Live Site 1. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for both days of the show, with live CBI demos happening throughout the event.
June 19, 2017 - Get the most up-to-date information on wood pellet certifications at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in Ottawa Sept. 18-20.
June 7, 2019 - The Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is taking place June 7 to 9 in Fredericton, N.B. Going into its sixth year, the Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is a dynamic three-day conference that sparks discussion and new projects that transform our natural resources into value-added products and business opportunities.
June 2, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s safety conference and workshop is happing June 13-14 in Prince George.
May 23, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and media partner Canadian Biomass are proud to host this year’s AGM and conference in Ottawa from Sept. 18-20.
May 23, 2017 - Tomorrow's wood waste recycling bioeconomy utilization workshop expo event in Grande Prairie, Alta., has been cancelled due to lack of sponsorship.
May 2, 2017 - Pellet Fuels Institute has opened registration for the 2017 PFI Annual Conference in Stowe, Vermont, from July 23 to 25.

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