Energex invests nearly 500K a year to modernize pellet mill

Energex invests nearly 500K a year to modernize pellet mill

One of the largest pellet plants in Quebec, Energex, could also be the oldest.

Understanding sustainability certifications for wood pellets

Understanding sustainability certifications for wood pellets

On the surface, biofuels seem more expensive than fossil fuels.

BCIT burning to learn with biomass-fuelled boiler system

BCIT burning to learn with biomass-fuelled boiler system

The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Aug. 16, 2017 - China is a bit of a mystery to Canadian wood pellet producers. The Canadian wood pellet industry has traditionally relied on the European power market and more recently has penetrated Japan and South Korea. From time to time we have had casual inquiries from potential Chinese buyers, but nothing serious materialized. We believed that with its large population, its reliance on coal, and its insatiable energy demand, China would eventually see the benefits of using wood pellets to lower GHG emissions and reduce pollution.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Rentech is in the midst of negotiations with UK utility Drax to cancel its outstanding wood pellet shipments for 2017, which amount to 193,000 metric tonnes, the company said in its quarterly report.
Aug. 15, 2017 - FutureMetrics' latest white paper is a high-level overview of the Japanese industrial wood pellet sector and how policies drive current and future demand.
Aug. 10, 2017 - A Nova Scotia forest products company has signed a tentative agreement to purchase the Scotia Atlantic Biomass pellet plant in Musquodoboit, N.S. The plant closed in 2016 and went into receivership.
Aug. 8, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada together with IEA Bioenergy Task 32, is offering a three-day bioenergy tour of Thunder Bay and Atikokan, Ont.
Aug. 4, 2017 - One of the largest pellet plants in Quebec, Energex, could also be the oldest. Max Béraud, the mill manager, does not even hesitate to call it an antiquity! Created in 1983 by BioShell – in the midst of an oil crisis – the plant located in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in the Eastern Townships benefited from the know-how and oil standards in place to develop its efficiency.
Aug. 18, 2017 - South Carolina's Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change.
Aug. 3, 2017 - The website www.heatlocal.ca was recently built and launched as a new initiative to further Canadian knowledge about the benefits of heating with wood products.
Aug. 1, 2017 - The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but as Alexandre Hebert explains, the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool.
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.
Aug. 15, 2017 - A co-operative of farmers is planning to supply feedstock to a proposed biorefinery in Sarnia, Ont., that will produce industrial dextrose sugar for use in the making of renewable biofuels and biochemicals.
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.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Puration has selected Greenbelt Resources Corporation's bioethanol to test for potential use in Puration's patented CBD (cannabidiol) extraction method.
Aug. 17, 2017 - Greenfield Global Inc., (formerly GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.) Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Que.
Aug. 3, 2017 - BC Bioenergy Network and Foresight are looking for participants to weigh in on a proposed RNG challenge that seeks to boost development of innovations in the sector.
July 27, 2017- Canadian airlines are striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using biofuels from forest residue for their aircraft.  
July 26, 2017 - Canadians will benefit from well-paying jobs and business opportunities created by a Halifax-based company that turns landfill waste into clean-burning fuel thanks to a $2.6-million investment by the Government of Canada.  
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.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Morbark is celebrating its 60th anniversary at its annual Demo Days event in Winn, Mich., September 28-29.
Aug. 14, 2017 - As the manufacturer of the only patented Grind & Color system, Rotochopper is excited to announce the launch of the Generation 2 Colorizer. “We set the bar for grinding and coloring efficiency with our patented colorizer,” said Art de St. Aubin, Rotochopper President & CEO. “Now we’re raising the bar with the Generation 2 Colorizer.”
Aug. 14, 2017 - A new powered conveyor belt tracker from Martin Engineering delivers immediate and continuous precision adjustment of hard-to-track reversing conveyors, helping operators reduce spillage and extend the life of belts and other system components.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Prinoth is proud to announce CG Equipment located in Southern Ontario as its newest tracked vehicles’ dealer in Canada.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out some of the latest pelletizer technologies.
July 31, 2017 - We have taken our expertise and experience gained through our popular trommel ranges and created a highly efficient, self-contained portable dye trommel that is ideal for those operators seeking a large capacity, colouring solution within the organic industry.
Aug. 3, 2017 - This week the preliminary agenda for the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference & Expo was announced. Produced by Christianson PLLP and taking place September 27-28 in Minneapolis, Min., the event focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today's ethanol and biodiesel industries. The two-day event will reveal various financial strategies for biofuels financial leaders and executives, so they can maximize the use of capital and resources to develop a well-managed plan for growth and future stability.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Get a seat at the table to discuss how wood pellets can contribute to Canada’s low-carbon future at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in Ottawa Sept. 18-20.
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.

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

tcbiomass 2017
September 19-21, 2017
Global Biotech Week
September 20-27, 2017
Biofuels Financial Conference
September 27-28, 2017
CBI Factory Forum
October 3-5, 2017