Oct. 17, 2017 - In the wake of the release of AEBIOM’s Statistical Report 2017, the European Pellet Council (EPC, an AEBIOM network) in charge of ENplus management, announced a record year for the wood pellet quality scheme. With over 8,1 million tonnes certified worldwide in 2016 and 9,2 million tonnes anticipated by the end of 2017, ENplus confirms its leading role in the global harmonisation of high quality wood pellets.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Rentech, Inc. has notified Nasdaq of its intention to voluntarily withdraw the company’s common shares from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market effectively immediately prior to market opening on Oct. 16. The company intends to file a Form 25, Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Oct. 16, notifying the SEC of its transfer from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market to the OTCQB Market. Rentech’s common shares will be listed on the OTCQB Market effective as of the market open on Oct. 16.
Oct. 11, 2017 – One single ounce of oxygen. That’s all it would have taken for an explosion to have occurred at Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. facility in August 2017.
Oct. 10, 2017 - For many of the people who reside in the northwestern region of New Brunswick, the name Groupe Savoie is well known. In addition to being a major employer in the area, the specialty hardwood products manufacturer is very active within the communities it operates and runs Fondation Hector Savoie, a non-profit organization that assists low-income families throughout northwestern New Brunswick.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Since 2010, Canadian wood pellet exports have increased by 240 per cent, from one million tonnes in 2010 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2016. Last year’s exports totalled $408 million. Pellet producers have invested in new plant capacity, employed more people and paid more taxes while continuing to grow an industry using a raw material that was formerly a waste product of the sawmill industry.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Southeast Alaska is a remote island chain, located about 1,100 kilometres north of Seattle, Wash. Most of the region’s goods are imported by barge, creating logistical and economic challenges not faced by many other parts of the U.S. This also applies for many types of wood products. Although the region is heavily forested (including the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest), there are no commercial wood pellet mills capable of supplying the region’s needs.
Oct. 19, 2017 - The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative is calling on corn stover producers to attend ‘Field Demo Days’ taking place in three communities across Ontario in November.
Oct. 17, 2017 - First Nations and small municipalities are spearheading the development of the bioeconomy in northern Ontario, according to Dawn Lambe, executive director of Biomass North Development.
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.
Oct. 17, 2017 - It’s something we’ve heard many times before — the global pulp and paper industry is amid great change. In this time of transformation, one way mills can stay innovative is by identifying new markets and product areas to specialize in. Kruger Inc.’s recent announcement of its diversification strategy is an example of how the company plans to adapt to market and customer demands.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Fortress Paper Ltd. has restarted its Fortress Specialty Cellulose (FSC) Mill three days earlier than previously announced.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Peterborough, Ont.-based Noblegen Inc. has announced the election of David Abramson and Robert Gillison as directors of the board, effective immediately.
Sept. 26, 2017 - Origin Materials has announced that it will locate its oxidation pilot plant at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in Ontario for terephthalic acid (PTA) and furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) production.
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.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Qantas has announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the U.S. and Australia.
Oct. 4, 2017 - Quebec-based pyrolysis plant Xylo-Carbone is receiving $1.5 million in funding from the Quebec Government to build a charcoal production plant that will produce bio-coal products.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Eat too much without exercising and you’ll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too.
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.
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.
Oct. 20, 2017 -Oct. 18, 2017 - Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce their all-new lineup of premium Work Ready utility trailers, now available at Brandt's network of John Deere construction and forestry dealerships across Western Canada.
Oct. 19, 2017 - It was two days of excitement as Morbark, LLC, welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from 15 countries for its 11th Demo Days event on Sept. 28-29. This year Morbark celebrates its 60th anniversary and highlighted that history throughout the event. In fact, one of Morbark’s first Eeger Beever brush chippers, built within the first six months of production in 1980, was refurbished and on display.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Rotochopper’s 2017 Demo Day featured the introduction of the RotoLink 2nd generation remote monitoring system with live connection to the grinder controller and Rotochopper customer service.
Oct. 12, 2017 - As bulk handling equipment suppliers continue to make use of new and evolving technologies to develop “smarter” conveyor systems, a Martin Engineering has introduced data tracking with QR codes on its belt cleaners and other components.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) hosted its 2017 Factory Forum this week at its global headquarters in Newton, N.H., putting on live demos and workshops for guests from around the world. The three-day event saw guests from Sweden, Brazil, and various businesses throughout the United States, including local customers who partnered with CBI for the live demonstrations.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Canadian Biomass rounds up the latest machines for processing biomass feedstock in Canada.
Oct. 13, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and BC Forest Safety Council are hosting a workshop on process hazard analysis.
Sept. 26, 2017 - The Canadian conference dedicated to advancing bio-based projects beyond pilot and demonstration plants is once again taking place in Ottawa this November.
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.

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