March 22, 2019 - A group of Thunder Bay, Ont., locals are proposing a plan to avoid demolishing the Thunder Bay biomass generating station that closed last year. The plan involves converting the facility to a combined heat and power plant.
March 18, 2019 - The U.S. northeast states consume about 84 per cent of all heating oil used in the U.S. Of those states, Maine is the most heating oil dependent state in the United States.
March 13, 2019 - Save the date for this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in the nation’s capital Sept. 24 and 25.
March 5, 2019 - The Nihtat Corporation in the Northwest Territories is receiving a $220,000 federal investment to conduct a capacity development study looking into wood-based biomass options in the Beaufort Delta region.
March 4, 2019 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy sold a record volume of industrial wood pellets in 2018, and nearly doubled its Q4 revenue compared to the previous year, the company reports.
Feb. 25, 2019 - The past year has seen many changes for Pinnacle Renewable Energy: in February 2018, the company completed an initial public offering; in March, it commissioned its Entwistle, Alta. facility; and in September, it acquired a 70 per cent interest in a pellet plant in Alabama.
March 25, 2019 - Canadian registered professional forester Brenda Hopkin has been named one of the members of the SBP Technical Committee, SBP CEO Carsten Huljus announced Friday.
March 15, 2019 - A CO2 capture unit installed by CO2 Solutions Inc. has started commissioning at a Resolute Forest Products pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec.
March 6, 2019 - Research into how poor-quality, marginal land can be used to produce biomass as a potential revenue stream for farmers underway at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia received $1.2 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience program and the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub Fund.
March 4, 2019 - A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Canadian chapter.
March 1, 2019 - With the recent release of a new climate change report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, many in the industry might be wondering what they can do to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Feb. 27, 2019 - On Tuesday, February 26, Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service, Lakehead University and Confederation College signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Forest Science Research and Education.
March 15, 2019 – Canadian Biomass recently toured CHAR Technologies' high temperature pyrolysis (HTP) plant in London, Ont. The company produces a range of biochar products, including SulfaCHAR and CleanFyre, through high temperature pyrolysis. CEO Andrew White gave us a warm welcome!
March 12, 2019 - The world's plastics production totalled around 335 million tons in 2016, according to EarthDay.org, and continues to rise. The main reason for the increase in plastic production is plastic packaging. Providing a solution to these very significant and catastrophic environmental issues, serial-entrepreneur Jaymie Friesen and his compostable food-grade body care business are pioneering a completely new product category: compostable paper bottles. The EcoBottle is the very first paper bottle that is 100 per cent compostable and can hold liquids and consumables for more than six months.
March 4, 2019 - In order to rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to radically alter how humans live on Earth. We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. A practice unlocked centuries ago points the way: transform impoverished soils into fertile black earth by converting organic materials into long lasting carbon.
March 1, 2019 - Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably-sourced Naia cellulosic yarn, announces a new partnership with Milan-based C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) in the wake of Première Vision Paris (PV), the international apparel textile exposition, where Naia showcased over 100 new on-trend fabrics from over 20 partner mills.
Feb. 21, 2019 - Restalk Inc., a company focused on diversifying technologies and applications for cannabis bio-waste, has entered into a letter of intent with Circular Systems, a social purpose company focused on transforming food crop waste into high value fibre for textiles, paper, and many other industrial applications.
Feb. 19, 2019 - Global Bioenergies has announced that runs using wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant were successfully performed in its Leuna demo plant in France, leading to the production of cellulosic isobutene for the first time at this scale.
March 25, 2019 - Applications are now open for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2019, taking place on 3rd July at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, U.K.
March 21, 2019 – The government of Canada recently announced it is investing up to $2.7 million (subject to a formal funding agreement) to support climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative.
March 18, 2019 - Strathmore, Alta., is the chosen site of a new $285-million construction project that will see first-of-its-kind wheat-based biofuels facility producing denatured ethanol, biogas, and electricity.
March 18, 2019 - Biofuel experts have long sought a more economically viable way to turn algae into biocrude oil to power vehicles, ships and even jets. University of Utah researchers believe they have found an answer. They have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer.
March 13, 2019 - Renewable diesel fuel is soon to be much more accessible to fleet drivers looking to fuel up in northern and central California, thanks to four cardlock locations that will be offering Neste MY Renewable Diesel, made by the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel fuel.
March 11, 2019 - Boeing will begin offering customers the option of powering their commercial airplane delivery flights with sustainable aviation fuel to further spur use of clean fuel and support the industry’s drive to protect the environment.
Mach 15, 2019 - At WSM’s size reduction and screening test facility in Salem, Oregon, customers and prospective customers, can have feedstock tested. The testing and refining of processes (and sometimes equipment) often result in improving the Customers operations or help them to make informed, confident machine purchases.
March 14, 2019 - Heavy duty and mobile, the new 1700D Horizontal Grinder from Peterson can readily reduce a wide range of materials. The 1700D’s large feed opening, measures 54″ x 27″ (137 x 69 cm). When boosted by Peterson’s high-lift feed roll, the feed opening’s maximum lift of 41.5 inches (105 cm) can tackle the largest of feedstock, and allows excellent accessibility to the rotor for maintenance.
March 11, 2019 -Fecon introduces the FRS15, the latest addition to their lineup of attachments for 16-24 ton excavators. Made of Hardox Steel, this shear attachment provides a 360-degree rotation, which gives operators more reach and access to the trees and reduces repositioning of machines. A 29.5-inch blade opening allows the FRS15 to shear trees to 18 inches in diameter, while an accumulator arm allows gathering and continuous shearing of smaller materials.
March 7, 2019 - Netzch Pumps North America will be highlighting the NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump with auger at the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, which will take place March 18-20, 2019, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Stop by Booth 227 to learn more about the NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump, the ideal solution for bringing substrates to a biogas plant.
Feb. 20, 2019 - Canadian Biomass puts the spotlight on the latest biomass dryer technology available to Canadian producers.
Feb. 20, 2019 - As with most machinery, frequent and thorough maintenance can extend the life of biomass dryers, and help avoid unexpected dryer shutdowns.
March 11, 2019 - Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) is now accepting submissions from industry and academia for its prestigious International Forest Biorefining Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials (ISLM), to be held June 9-12, 2019.
Feb. 22, 2019 - Are you interested in providing your input on priority areas for Canada's bioeconomy? BioNB and BioIndustrial Innovation Canada hosted a webinar this week about the ongoing development of a national bioeconomy strategy. A recording of the webinar can be found here.
Jan. 8, 2019 - Are you a manufacturer or researcher offering an innovative optimization or automation solution that can help modernize pellet plant operations?
Dec. 13, 2018 – Biomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. The three-day agenda will be divided into four tracks covering pellets & densified biomass, biomass power & thermal, biogas & waste-to-energy, and advanced biofuels & biobased chemicals, as well as a pre-conference event titled, the Biomass Preparation, Handling and Storage Workshop. The pre-conference event is a full-day session taking place Monday, March 18, prior to the evening opening reception in the expo hall and will detail the latest advancements in material handling. More information can be found here.
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.
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