Dec. 12, 2017 - Each year thousands of tons of wood pellets are shipped out of the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick to fire biomass generating stations in Europe, while thousands of tons of coal are shipped in to power the Belledune coal-fired generating station, just a stone’s throw away.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held its annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017. Only a few months before, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the new national plan to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Ever wonder if wood pellets are toxic? If they're tax deductible?
Dec. 5, 2017 - I live in Revelstoke, a community of about 7,200 people nestled in the Columbia Mountains of southwest British Columbia. Due to our low population and surrounding mountainous terrain, Revelstoke is not served by natural gas. The most common home heating energy sources are propane, electricity, wood pellets and heating oil.
Dec. 5, 2017 - FutureMetrics has published a white paper about how to prevent and safely put out a pellet silo fire, should one occur. 
Dec. 4, 2017 - Seniors living at Les Residences Jodin nursing home are keeping warm in the winter thanks largely in part to the installation of two hot water biomass boilers.
Nov. 29, 2017 – “Keep up the pressure for a bioeconomy.” That is Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s message to the industry today at Day 2 of Scaling Up 2017.
Nov. 28, 2017 – Making the global bioeconomy mainstream is the theme at this year’s Scaling Up conference being held in Ottawa.
Nov. 27, 2017 - “It’s clear we’re at the threshold of the bio-age,” Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources, tells the crowd at an industry event held in Ottawa today.
Oct. 31, 2017 - Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. These data are a key tool used to measure, maintain and validate the company’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States.
Oct. 24, 2017 - Natural Resources Canada annual State of Canada’s Forests Report for 2017 includes a focus on the country's growing bioeconomy.
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.
Dec. 14, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is pleased to announce that it has made a COMM SCI investment in FireRein Inc, through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round that will allow FireRein to increase sales in the North American market.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Growth is expected in the biomaterials market, with brand investment driven by consumer demand and public image, according to the results of the #WhatBrandsWant survey by communications and PR agency Sustainability Consult. The findings, released in a new report investigating the brand-biomaterials relationship, reveal a growing commitment towards renewable materials and alternatives to fossil-based products.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Noblegen Inc. announces the appointment of distinguished industry veteran, Jim Kirkwood, as an official advisor to the corporation.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Titan Hemp has formed a joint venture with Green Growers Technology Alliance (GGTA) to create a new company, Titan BioPlastics – a manufacturing and development entity focused on creating plant-based composites and products for a wide variety of manufacturing applications, including packaging, nanotechnology, bio-polymers, construction, and bioplastics.
Nov. 2, 2017 - For more than 100 years, biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance made from oxygen-deprived plant or other organic matter, has both delighted and puzzled scientists. As a soil additive, biochar can store carbon and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it can slow-release nutrients to act as a non-toxic fertilizer.
Oct. 31, 2017 - Montreal-based BioAmber has announced president and chief operating officer Fabrice Orecchioni has resigned.
Dec. 15, 2017 - Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a $76.8-million industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project.
Dec. 6, 2017 - The mass manufacture of biofuels could hold the key to greener, more environmentally sound energy, transportation and product options. Scientists have previously engineered metabolic pathways of microbes, making them tiny biofuel factories. Now, new research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis further refines the process, stitching together the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a new biofuel product that matches current engines better than previously produced biofuels.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Joe Panetta’s stomach has a big appetite. It runs on a diet of peppers, corn, sugars, fats, and a healthy dose of swine and chicken manure.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Carlsberg Sverige now runs Sweden's first big brewery with zero carbon emissions from its energy consumption. The brewery in Falkenberg is now 100 per cent powered by biogas and green electricity.
Nov. 28, 2017 - UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a 90 per cent reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional diesel.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Farmers in Australia will soon be growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel thanks to a new “farm to flight” deal between Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and Qantas Airlines.
Dec. 1, 2017 - A roundup of the latest in dryer technology for Canadian biomass producers.
Dec. 1, 2017 - This year, German-based heating, cooling, and industrial energy systems manufacturer Viessmann is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To help mark this milestone, Viessmann Canada hosted an open house-style event at its Waterloo, Ont., facility.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Upon my arrival in the N.W.T. a few years ago, I was exposed to the use of wood pellets as an alternative system for heating your house. The inconvenience of handling 40-lb bags during the winter season is a hurdle to this economical way of life. It drew my attention for years until one day I decided to try and resolve this issue.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Process engineers responsible for on-site plant biomass combined heat and power (CHP) systems will find the rugged and reliable ST51 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides continuously accurate measurement of syngas fuel flow to the CHP engine.
Nov. 21, 2017 - WSM Vertical Feed Grinders offer a simple yet highly effective design to process a wide range of feedstock, at rates up to 150 tons per hour. These rugged grinders feature a heavy duty rotor with innovative disc and hammer configuration options that make WSM grinders the most efficient on the market. The optional pivot housing provides easy access to main wear components with all infeed components remaining in place.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all their space heating from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating.
Dec. 15, 2017 - The International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition is being reborn as the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Do you have ideas the bioeconomy world needs to hear? Do have what it takes to communicate those ideas to senior executives, elected officials, academics and other industry leaders? Can you captivate an audience? If so, then we want to hear from you. The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is looking for speakers who can bring ideas to life.
Nov. 30, 2017 -The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, together with media partner, Canadian Biomass magazine, is hosting the NB Wood Pellet Forum at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton New Brunswick on Dec. 12 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Achieving a low carbon future will be challenging and will require a comprehensive portfolio of technologies and policy measures. Sustainable biomass can play an important role in such low carbon scenarios but enhanced efforts are critical to accelerate its deployment.
Nov. 8, 2017 - The British Columbian Government’s Renewable Portfolio Allowance indicates a strong preference for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in British Columbia, with gas utilities able to pay up to $30/GJ for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). At this price British Columbia’s RNG market is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, creating exciting opportunities to turn manure, food waste, yard waste, biosolids, and other biomass into renewable energy.
Oct. 27, 2017 - Alberta Innovates and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are pleased to announce that Premier Rachel Notley is scheduled to speak at SPARK 2017, the clean technology conference being co-hosted by the two provincial organizations next month.

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