Sept. 22, 2017 - The European Pellet Conference is the largest annual pellet event worldwide. It is the meeting place for the global pellet community and a great opportunity to get informed about current trends in the pellet and bioenergy world. The event attracts more than 500 experts to Wels, Austria by delivering the latest news about markets, technologies and policies. It also offers interactive events that provide valuable networking possibilities for exchanging experience and developing new cooperations and partnerships.
Sept. 20, 2017 – Working to improve safety measures in the wood pellet industry is, thankfully, not an uncommon topic these days, but a safe work environment can only be achieved if all members of a team are engaged and committed to adopting that safety culture. Day 2 of the WPAC conference offered attendees some personal insight on the dangers of ignoring safety.
Sept. 19, 2017 - Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital.
Sept. 15, 2017 - The U.K. government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on proposals for controlling the costs of biomass conversions and co-firing.
Sept. 11, 2017 - Wood pellet stakeholders know safety is of paramount importance at the plant and what better way to learn more about safety than surrounded by your peers who are facing the same challenges.
Sept. 8, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of PA Pellets of Ulysses, Pennsylvania, to the PFI Standards Program as the 38th facility qualified for the program. The PFI Standards Program is a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel. PA Pellets’ parent company, Biomaxx, Inc. previously qualified its Arcade, New York facility Dry Creek Products into the program.
Sept. 19, 2017 - With over 12 years of trials, research, and successful results, Lignition Corporation technology and agricultural products prove to be part of the solution to the world's looming carbon dioxide over abundance challenge. 
Sept. 18, 2017 - Canada's forests hold the world's largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. Leveraging this renewable resource will help spur innovation, investment, research and partnerships.
Sept. 15, 2017 - Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve has partnered with Bluesource Canada to leverage the value generated by the Ontario carbon market to commit to long-term stewardship that maximizes CO2 emissions sequestered by the forest.
Sept. 12, 2017 - The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy. With countless rural communities suffering decades of decline, the economic, social and ecological potential for biomass energy is greater than ever.
Sept. 11, 2017 - There has been an increasing interest in cellulosic biofuels. However, developers are struggling to control development and operational risks. This makes it difficult for companies to attract financing. Understanding what risks should be prioritized in the planning stages of a project is highly important.
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.
Sept. 6, 2017 - Montreal-based Anomera has raised $1.7 million in seed-stage phase to reveal a promising future. Although impressive, a $1.7-million financing is not surprising for Anomera, an RIC Centre client. Its breakthrough research in “green” chemistry and sustainable manufacturing makes this funding for scale-up well-deserved.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Litco International, Inc. announced that Inca brand molded wood pallets and molded wood core plugs have been certified by the USDA's BioPreferred program. Litco, as a USDA BioPreferred Partner may begin labelling their products as biobased.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Georgia-Pacific LLC announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity for $315 million, including certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., plant. The acquisition is subject to regulatory clearance and Ingevity and Georgia-Pacific expect to close on the transaction in late 2017.
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) .
Sept. 22, 2017 - Cargill announced Thursday plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually."This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive supplier in the biofuels market, bringing value to the suppliers and customers we work with, and connecting farmers with industrial customers by supplying quality biomass-based diesel," said Pat Woerner, biodiesel commercial leader for Cargill's Agricultural Supply Chain business. "Biofuels are good for the U.S. farm economy and can bring capital investment to agriculture while boosting economic development in farm communities."Opening the facility in Wichita will strengthen Cargill's biodiesel operations in the heart of the Midwest where it already has biodiesel plants in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Kansas City, Missouri. Unlike other traders of biodiesel, Cargill is an integrated producer managing the entire supply chain from origination to production to delivery."We are excited to bring this new facility to our farmers and customers in Wichita," said Warren Feather, oilseed managing director for Cargill's Agricultural Supply Chain business. "At Cargill, we're prepared to handle demand for biofuels while balancing it against the need to nourish a growing global population."Construction of the new 42,000 square foot facility begins December 2017. Located at 1401 N. Mosley, Wichita, Kansas, it will employ approximately 35 full-time employees. The plant will be located next to its oilseed processing plant and replaces an existing oil refinery managed by Cargill's Global Edible Oil business. Cargill has invested significantly in oil and shortenings products and remains committed to the food industry. Cargill's Global Edible Oils business will transfer existing edible oils production to alternate Cargill facilities.Cargill offers biofuels from a variety of renewable resources, including corn, soybeans, sugar cane, palm oil, and biogas. It produces ethanol and biodiesel in the U.S. and the EU, ethanol in Brazil, and biodiesel in Argentina.Cargill has a presence in 12 Kansas communities and employs more than 4,000 people. Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.  
Sept. 22, 2017 - Two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy.  Reports from the studies are available at http://trestleenergy.com/economic-analysis.
Sept. 22, 2017 - Canada’s forestry and agriculture offer an abundant source of biomass supporting our nation to become a global leader in the burgeoning bioeconomy. This biomass can be transformed into a myriad of useful products such as biomaterials, biochemicals, biofuels, renewable natural gas, and bioenergy that can provide alternatives to the traditional petrochemical products.
Sept. 18, 2017 - FutureMetrics has a new white paper on how a low-tech renewable solid fuel is an important component of the pathway to a more decarbonized future.
Sept. 15, 2017 - Enerkem has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol, the company announced today.
Sept. 12, 2017 - Plant-derived sustainable fuel sources could contribute to near-term U.S. energy security and independence. However, weather conditions could greatly affect crop yields, according to a new study.
Sept. 14, 2017 - For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards and even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis are now on the books, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.
Sept. 12, 2017 - Peterson Pacific Corp. has announced the all-new Peterson 6310B Drum Chipper which is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 36″ (91 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock.
Aug. 29, 2017 - Toromont Industries is purchasing Quebec-based Hewitt Group of companies for $1.02 billion, a move that will give the company one of the largest sales territories in the Caterpillar dealer network.
Aug. 28, 2017 - As power transformers at generation facilities near end-of-life cycles, a number of potentially dangerous events can come into play – in addition to untimely power outages and costly repairs.
Aug. 25, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding – a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges. When applied to conveyor operation, “seeing” is most commonly expressed as, “That’s the way we’ve always done it,” or, “This is the way I was taught.” Not necessarily wrong, but perhaps not completely right either.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Morbark is celebrating its 60th anniversary at its annual Demo Days event in Winn, Mich., September 28-29.
Sept. 12, 2017 - Global leaders in the bioeconomy space will gather in Ottawa November 27 to 29, 2017 for Scaling Up 2017, the only conference of its kind in Canada that brings industry, finance, and government representatives together to discuss how to propel the global bioeconomy beyond pilot and demonstration plants to full-scale commercialization. The inaugural conference in 2016 featured more than 40 speakers from across North America and Europe.
Sept. 8, 2017 - Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates (AI) are pleased to present best-selling Canadian author and professor Thomas Homer Dixon as the keynote speaker at SPARK 2017.
Sept. 6, 2017 - The International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition is being reborn as the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition.
Sept. 5, 2017 - Let’s be honest, when it comes to biofuels, there is still a lot of confusion on what they truly are and how they work. It seems biofuels stir a lot of debates, but both parties often seem to contradict one another. The information is so spread out that it becomes difficult to know who to believe. It turns out that advanced biofuels are so complex that even some professionals and academics working in the sector itself can struggle over the global understanding of biofuels.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Canada’s bioeconomy finds itself in challenging times in 2017. From trade uncertainty over softwood lumber and pellet off-take agreements, to rapidly changing policy frameworks across Canada, to the growing leadership role of indigenous communities in the bioeconomy – project leaders often feel like they are aiming at a constantly moving target.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Are you up to date on the economics, risks and opportunities of biomass-based heat installations in Ontario?

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