April 22, 2019 - A fire at a Port of Brunswick wood pellet storage site owned by Montreal's Logistec damaged a warehouse and hospitalized a firefighter on Sunday. 
April 10, 2019 - Pacific BioEnergy and fire officials are investigating after a fire on Saturday caused significant damage to the wood pellet plant's bucket elevator and an electrical control room. 
April 5, 2019 - Gordon Murray, executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Fahimeh Yazdan Panah as Director of Research and Technical Development.
April 4, 2019 - An appeal arguing Pinnacle Renewable Energy's Lavington pellet plant in the B.C. Interior should not have been issued a permit to emit a particular level emissions particles has been dismissed. 
April 3, 2019 - After 25 years in the wood pellet industry, Staffan Melin, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s director of research, has retired effective March 31, 2019.
March 27, 2019 - UK-based Active Energy announced today it has completed the acquisition of a production facility in Lumberton, N.C., for its biomass-based fuel, CoalSwitch. The industrial site will become the new base for its CoalSwitch operations in the U.S, the company stated.
April 16, 2019 - The B.C. government has announced changes to the Forest Act that will help prevent major forest licensees from controlling the market for milling and forest tenure holdings.
April 12, 2019 - With the most biomass per capita in the world, and 6.5 per cent of the world’s theoretical bioenergy potential, Canada is well positioned to play an increasing role in the future of global bioenergy and the emerging bioeconomy. However, the economic and environmental benefits of replacing fossil fuels with wood-based bioenergy are complex, and debates are ongoing on issues such as environmental sustainability of biomass procurement, profitability of supply chains and carbon neutrality.
April 11, 2019 - Decked timber and logging debris in the Shovel Lake Wildfire made fire fighting more difficult, according to a complaint investigation report.
March 29, 2019 - FutureMetrics has learned that the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is considering requiring palm kernel shell (PKS) to be certified as sustainably sourced.
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.
April 22, 2019 - In conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day today, Aries Clean Energy is pleased to announce that its Aries GREEN biochar product has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label and certification from the International Biochar Initiative (IBI). The product is now able to display the USDA label and the IBI Certified biochar seal.
April 16, 2019 - The federal government has awarded $4 million in financial assistance to the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi's Centre d'entrepreneuriat et d'essaimage (CEE-UQAC) to develop a one-of-a-kind bioproducts processing and conversion centre (CTVB) in Saguenay, Que.
April 15, 2019 - New funding is allowing Pond Technologies Holdings to move forward with Phase 1 of its project in southern Ontario that is expected to produce 3,500 tonnes of algae and sequester around 6,300 tonnes of CO2 a year.
April 9, 2019 - The last nail driven into wood-fibre panel insulation in a home in British Columbia could mark for the Canadian homebuilding industry a new standard in building construction while ushering in a new era of green, sustainable, and high-performance building insulation for residential and commercial structures.
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.
April 23, 2019 - Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has achieved an important milestone by selling the first 5,000 litres of high-grade renewable diesel to its first customer at $1 per litre.
April 22, 2019 - Taking a step closer to a “green” replacement for fossil fuels, a research team that includes a chemical engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a novel process using an unusual solvent and an exotic microorganism that may make it possible to manufacture isobutanol and other biofuels more economically.
April 17, 2019 - Enerkem Inc., a global leader in biofuels production from solid waste, announces the closing of a new round of financing totalling $76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem’s existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc.
April 11, 2019 - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded the company a $3 million grant to fund the next phase of development of a new technology that doubles the amount of renewable energy created from the decomposition of organic material at wastewater treatment plants.
April 9, 2019 - Energy company Quantafuel and Geminor have entered a co-operation agreement to secure deliveries of plastic waste to Quantafuel's plants for low emission fuel production.
March 28, 2019 - Quebec's leading natural gas distribution company, Énergir, is pleased with the adoption of the regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be delivered by a distributor. Announced earlier today by Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonatan Julien, this regulation establishes a governing framework for one of the objectives of the 2030 Energy Policy Action Plan.
April 9, 2019 - After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the job site or farm. Designed with the operator in mind, the L-Series machines incorporate several new features, including improved cabs for more comfort and visibility, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets.
April 8, 2019 -GRYB is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bateman Manufacturing.
March 29, 2019 - Morbark, LLC, is pleased to announce the debut of the powerful and versatile Rayco T415 Forestry Machine. Perfect for land-clearing companies, construction companies, pipeline contractors, electric utility contractors, and real estate developers, the T415 allows customers to change between a Predator forestry mower/mulcher head and a Hydra Stumper stump cutter attachment for optimal versatility.
March 26, 2019 - As tons of material per hour are quickly dropped with great force through receiving chutes onto a receiving conveyor, fugitive cargo often piles up around the frame and dust migrates throughout the area, collecting on idlers, pulleys and floors and affecting air quality.
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.
April 9, 2019 - Responding to the ambitious targets set in the EU’s Europe 2020 strategy of sustainable patterns of consumption and production, REHAP is an EU-funded project facilitating a significant step towards a better use of natural resources by creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste, whilst decreasing the use of fossil resources and energy in the process industry.
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.

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