March 13, 2018 - Pinnacle and West Fraser have begun the conversion of an existing particle board facility in Smithers, B.C., to a wood pellet production facility.
March 6, 2018 - A Northwest Territories MLA has raised concerns about the environmental impacts of a proposed wood pellet plant in Enterprise, N.W.T.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Quebec pellet producer Industries P.W.I. is one of six businesses in the Montérégie region awarded funding by the Government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). 
Feb. 27, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and our members are committed to making consistent, measurable progress on safety performance. We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable, and are committed to a goal of zero for all of them.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Enviva Holdings, LP has announced that it, through its previously announced joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, S.C., and related assets from The Navigator Company, S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company. This acquisition is the first investment by the new joint venture, which was recently created by Enviva to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States.
Feb. 14, 2018 – Diacarbon Energy Inc. will not be restarting its Merritt, B.C., torrefied pellet plant. The plant, which was damaged by fire in fall 2016, is up for sale, Mayor Neil Menard told Q101 news in January.
March 5, 2018 - Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources and Port Hawkesbury Paper are responding to allegations from a local harvester and former sawmill owner that the paper company harvested old growth to supply a local biomass power plant.
Feb. 23, 2018 - Every year, several thousand tons of treated wood waste is buried, incinerated, or mixed with untreated wood waste. The management of this waste is problematic because treated wood contains preservatives such as arsenic, chromium, and copper to slow its deterioration. To remedy this, INRS researchers have found a simple, effective, and environmentally friendly solution. They have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 per cent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste in experiments conducted on a small scale in the laboratory. Thanks to an Idea to Innovation Grant from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), professors Jean-François Blais and Guy Mercier and their team will be able to assess the performance of this process on a larger scale in order to determine its technical and economic feasibility.
Feb. 21, 2018 - The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently developed and implemented a new air quality guideline for the control of air emissions from small wood fired combustors with a heat input capacity of less than 3 MW – Guideline A-14. These changes, which took effect last year, make the permitting process for small wood fired combustors significantly cheaper and more efficient. A regulator process that once took more than a year can now be completed in two days, saving projects hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Feb. 12, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams. We’re creating naturally derived pharmaceuticals and functional foods that help fight disease. We’re cutting carbon emissions by finding valuable uses for agricultural wastes, and we’re boosting agricultural productivity in all kinds of ways.
Feb. 7, 2018 - FPInnovations has released a special guidebook outlining best management practices for integrated harvest operations in British Columbia.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Silvacom Ltd. and Alberta Innovates are pleased to announce that the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) is now available for public use.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement with S2G Biochemicals Inc. and its shareholders.
March 15, 2018 - As a not-for-profit business accelerator, Sarnia, Ont.-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada's (BIC) strategy is to create a sustainable organization that can support the commercialization of clean, green and sustainable technologies. This can best be achieved through a strategy that directly supports the commercialization of early-stage companies while nurturing research and development of new emerging concepts that will be the next generation of start-up companies.
March 5, 2018 - Purdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20-30 per cent of the composition of wood. Yet it has traditionally been discarded by the pulp and paper industries. However, Stora Enso has recognised the potential of this versatile raw material, which can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used.
Feb. 16, 2018 - A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
Jan. 31, 2017 - A bioproducts firm is among four Quebec companies are scaling up their operations with the help of the federal government.
March 19, 2018 - Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., an agricultural technology company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce biojet fuel for the aviation industry, has completed a $12 million investment round. In addition to new investor Desjardins Capital, the lead investor Cycle Capital Management and existing investors BDC Capital and Lune Rouge also participated in the round.
March 12, 2018 - A biofuel facility in Surrey, B.C., officially opened Friday in the Port Kells industrial area. The $68-million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America.
March 8, 2018 - Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing technology to produce renewable natural gas from manure so it can be added to the existing energy supply system for heating homes and powering industries. That would eliminate particularly harmful gases released by naturally decomposing manure when it is spread on farm fields as fertilizer and partially replace fossil natural gas, a significant contributor to global warming.
March 2, 2018 - TUI has welcomed the first ever 737 MAX delivery flight on bio jet fuel, an important part of TUI’s commitment to the future of sustainable aviation. The flight from the Boeing manufacture in Seattle to Stockholm was performed with 30 per cent blend biofuel. This was one of the most carbon-efficient flights ever accomplished by this aircraft type.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Unlike automobiles and other light transport vehicles, airplanes face technical, safety and infrastructure challenges for being powered by electricity derived from renewable sources such as wind and power, hydrogen or fuel cell technology and will need a more energy-dense renewable fuel (i.e. bio-jet fuel). Electric aircraft are, currently, very small and are powered by batteries or photovoltaic solar panels. However, the weight and duration of power are obstacles. Electric hybrid planes will likely be utilized before full electric airplanes. Decarbonizing the aviation sector via switching to more energy-dense biofuel could, however, play an important role in reducing atmospheric CO2 concentration across the country while transitioning to a future energy system.
Feb. 12, 2018 - Natural gas pipelines that crisscross the Edmonton area will soon flow with an injection of renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood waste.
March 20, 2018 - Canadian Biomass takes a look at the latest updates in hammer mill technology for reducing wood fibre in 2018.
March 9, 2018 - Rotochopper owners and operators gathered at Rotochopper’s manufacturing facility in St. Martin, Minn, for training the last two weeks of February. The customer service department hosts Rotochopper University annually for companies that have purchased Rotochopper grinders the past year.
March 5, 2018 - A quick and easy reference of the top 10 conveyor hazards and their solutions.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Husqvarna has reformulated its line of machine oils to set new industry standards in performance and product longevity. Made specifically for Husqvarna products, the improved formulations deliver lower operating temperatures and greater detergency inside engines. The new bar and chain oil range offers reduced friction and wear on cutting equipment.
Feb. 12, 2018 - The Barko CH6025 whole tree chipper offers upgraded components and an enhanced eight-knife design that contribute to optimal operating efficiency. Featuring Barko’s patented ConeHead drum technology, the chipper provides an innovative slicing action that uses less energy and produces consistent, superior quality chips.
Feb. 7, 2018 - The EDGE TRT516 Trommel Screener is the perfect screening solution for mid-size operations with on-site space restrictions and for those operators who wish to regularly reposition their screen onsite.
March 8, 2018 - Atlantic BIOCON has opened registration for its May 23-24 event in Fredericton that explores Atlantic Canada's cutting edge biorefining technologies and the latest developments in the region and abroad in bioenergy, biofuels, and biorefining in aquaculture, agriculture, marine and forestry.
Feb. 21, 2018 - The preliminary program is confirmed for the 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition taking place June 6-8 in Prince George, B.C.
Feb. 15, 2018 - Organizers of the fifth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo have announced the agenda for the event to be held April 11-12 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 13, 2018 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has opened registrations for its BioProducts AgSci Cluster Conference taking place March 14 in Mississauga, Ont.
Feb. 7, 2018 - An all-star line-up of thought-leaders and insiders from the bioeconomy in North America and Europe will be on hand June 6-8 as industry professionals, elected officials, First Nations and corporate leaders meet in Prince George, B.C., for the largest conference of its kind in Canada.
Dec. 15, 2017 - The International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition is being reborn as the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition.

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