March 27, 2017 - Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof, B.C., has become the first pellet producer in Canada to hold both Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) Certification and ENplus/CANplus certification regarding wood pellet quality.
March 22, 2017 - As Canada works its way to becoming coal free by 2030, Resolute Forest Products, the largest sawmill company in Eastern Canada, is making headway to achieving its goal of fossil-free operations.
March 22, 2017 - The Government of Canada and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) jointly sponsored the Central European Biomass Conference (CEBC), which took place in Graz, Austria from Jan. 18 to 20, 2017. One of our ongoing objectives is to position Canada as a reliable source of high-quality, sustainably produced wood pellets and the CEBC presented a good opportunity to do this. It is essential to continually reinforce to our European customers that our raw material comes from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.
March 21, 2017 - A recent white paper from FutureMetrics describes how a new product developed by OkoFEN in Upper Austria is poised to dramatically change how heating pellets contribute to the overall market for wood pellets.
March 9, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee (SC) was established in 2014. From the beginning, it has been the SC's practice to adopt an annual work plan and to hold monthly meetings/conference calls to monitor progress against the plan. In 2016, the committee's accomplishments included:
March 3, 2017 - An investor, who purchased shares of Rentech, Inc., filed a lawsuit in California over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Rentech, Inc. in connection with between November 9, 2016 and February 20, 2017.
March 23, 2017 - Twenty years ago, enthusiasm about a green, energy-efficient and sustainable environment would likely have made you pretty isolated. However, over the last 20 years, that enthusiasm became a way of thinking and living, and is soon (if not already) becoming mainstream. The green energy and sustainable technology markets are growing. This is not an opinion, it‘s a fact. It‘s also a fact that the Green Building Energy Council plays a big role in those markets.
March 22, 2017 - 48.65° North. It’s -10 C outside and a foot of snow already covers the ground. An intense orange light appears in the Northern Lac Saint-Jean, Que., skies – a sign of industrial development. But forget about forestry or aluminum development like the region is used to. This time around, it’s all about cucumbers.
March 14, 2017 - Wood pellet manufacturers in both the U.S. and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fibre costs and take advantage of less utilized fibre sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International.
March 8, 2017 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada has commended the Canadian government's recent announcement to review the laws and policies related to its commitment to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world based on the principles of equality, partnership, good faith and mutual respect.
March 2, 2017 - Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced four winning projects for the second round of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses at the Propel Energy Tech Forum in Calgary.
Feb. 9, 2017 - A recent study aimed at identifying untapped biomass hotspots in Canadian forests has produced findings that could help Canada to mobilize its wood-based bioenergy supply chain.
March 27, 2017 - Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities are officially underway for OG&A BioSpecialties' Owensboro, Kentucky "HDX" Project for BioWax and BioEster production.
March 23, 2017 - Agriculture technology company Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna Engineered Biocarbon products.
March 21, 2017 - Edmonton-based Innovative Reduction Strategies Inc., (IRSI) moves forward in alternative energy production with the testing of Ulysses in Drayton Valley, Alta. The pyrolysis system once focused on waste management now looks to biochar and carbon sequestering.
March 15, 2017 - Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. is highlighting its research on the economics of its patented Cellulose to Sugar (CTS) conversion process compared to traditional corn-based cellulosic ethanol production and the financial benefits of its recent efforts to establish a local cellulosic ethanol production plant.
March 10, 2017 - Cool Planet is making its Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon products more commercially available to growers in 2017, following impressive results in independent field trials conducted in 2016. Cool Terra products place long-lasting carbon in the soil which contribute to improved soil health and agricultural sustainability. The field trials demonstrated Cool Terra products can contribute to increased crop yields and more efficient use of inputs for growers.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Airex Energy today officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que.
March 23, 2017 - Since 2012, a small algal bioreactor has been operating quietly at St Marys Cement plant in Ontario, absorbing small volumes of C02 and other emissions from cement production to grow microalgae. In 2016, the small pilot project graduated to a full demonstration facility that is capable of churning out up to 50 kilograms of dry microalgae each day, offsetting nearly 100 kilograms of C02 emissions daily.
March 21, 2017 - Edmonton's Forge Hydrocarbons will begin construction of a $25-million biodiesel manufacturing plant at a BIOX Corporation site near Sombra, Ont., as early as this fall.
March 20, 2017 - The global algae biofuel market is expected to reach USD 10.73 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting fossil fuel resources as well as rising awareness towards environment protection is expected to be the key factor for driving industry growth.
March 16, 2017 - Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 per cent, according to a study led by NASA.
March 15, 2016 - G4 Insights has received $800,000 from the Canadian government to build an RNG demonstration plant in Edmonton.
March 13, 2017 - Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist Weltec Biopower in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates.
March 24, 2017 - Vortex announces the appointment of Mr. Laurence Millington as Managing Director of the company’s operations in Darlington, United Kingdom. Mr. Millington will take over the role from Mr. Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008. After nine years of managing the company’s business development in the EMEA and Asian markets, Mr. Young has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing and Global Strategy at Vortex’s corporate headquarters in Kansas, USA.
March 23, 2017 - Peterson Pacific Corp., debuted all-new Peterson 4710D horizontal grinder at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in early March.
March 22, 2017 - Martin Engineering has introduced an automated pneumatic tensioning system for belt cleaners. The new offering delivers precise monitoring and tensioning throughout all stages of blade life, reducing the labour typically required to maintain optimum blade pressure and extending the service life of both the belt and the cleaner.
March 21, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out the latest hammer mills for pelletizing operations. 
March 17, 2017 - Finnish company Biofire Oy manufactures and delivers reliable and durable fully automated biomass boiler heating systems and heating plants which are fueled by renewable bioenergy made from solid biomass.
March 15, 2017 - Moisture content is a critical parameter for wood fuel biomass. It is vital to the correct operation of biomass boilers and for the assessment of a load of fuel.
March 20, 2017 - The Canadian Wood Waste Recycling, Business Group is hosting one-day Pathways to Sustainability Series event in Grande Prairie, Alta., on May 24.
March 9, 2017 - Alberta’s Rural Prosperity Initiative is hosting a Rural Innovation Forum in Drayton Valley, Alta., on March 10 at the newly minted Clean Energy Technology Center to showcase innovation and identify potential projects for rural communities.
March 3, 2017 - Michael Saltzberg, Ph.D., global business director of Biomaterials, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, will update industry leaders on latest technologies in biomaterials from DuPont and future trends in the industry at the 2017 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) today in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 23, 2017 - The Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is seeking applications for presentations in the areas of biorefining and bioprocessing.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Quebec Wood Export Bureau and Wood Pellet Association of Canada are teaming up on a wood pellet quality certification seminar to be held in Montreal on March 30, 2017. This seminar – open to all – is designed for new potential applicants for certification, quality managers of already-certified producers, and auditors.
Feb. 8, 2017 - The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced registration and housing are now open for the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The conference will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada.

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