April 18, 2013, Ottawa – The Canadian Biochar Consortium (CBC), a non-profit organization consisting of leading biochar experts and professionals in Canada, was launched today in Ottawa.
April 17, 2013, Calgary, AB – The federal government and the Alberta government through its research arm – Alberta Innovates Technology Futures – have granted $1.35 million to Lakeland College for biochar research.
February 22, 2013, Helsinki, FI – In order to increase the amount of bio-based food packaging materials, the European ADCELLPACK consortium is developing a thermoplastic wood-fibre-based packaging material for trays used primarily in packages of sliced cheese.
January 29, 2013, Winnipeg, MB – The federal government announced support for the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) to establish a centre for the innovative use of agricultural products.
January 8, 2013, Durham, NC – Southern Research Institute announced it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to test an innovative method for producing liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass thereby improving the economics and lifecycle impacts of coal-to-liquid (CTL) and coal-biomass-to-liquid (CBTL) processes.
December 11, 2012, Drayton Valley, AB - The BioComposites Group (BCG) signed a sales agency agreement with Techstyles Inc., a leading automotive manufacturer's representative based in Bingham Farms, Michigan.
December 4, 2012, Winnipeg, MB – The federal government announced an investment for two innovative projects that will create new opportunities for Canadian flax and hemp growers and help further develop the burgeoning bio-composite industry in Manitoba.
December 4, 2012, Minneapolis, MN - Biogenic Reagents, a new producer of high-value carbon products from renewable biomass, has completed construction and initiated commercial production at its $30 million facility in Marquette, Mich.
We use the pyrolysis of biomass every day without realizing it. The roasting and baking of foods are such processes.
Since its inception four years ago with a mandate to drive the growth of B.C.’s low-carbon economy, Pacific Carbon Trust has retired 1.5 million tonnes of carbon offsets.
November 27, 2012, Freiburg, DE – Researchers at Germany’s University of Freiburg are trying to green up the insulation foam used in construction, by replacing its petroleum-based ingredients with a naturally-occurring compound that ordinarily goes to waste in the lumber industry.
October 2, 2012, Montreal, QC – Tembec officially inaugurated today a new anaerobic treatment facility which will produce methane biogas and greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels at its high-yield pulp mill in Matane, Québec.
September 28, 2012, Dearborn, MI – Cellulose joins the growing list of sustainable materials originating from unlikely sources that could soon be used in Ford vehicle components and help further reduce the automaker’s reliance on traditional content such as fiberglass and petroleum.
July 27, 2012, Paris, FR – The AREVA group announced the acquisition of a technology enabling the production of bio-coal.
June 5, 2012 - Almost ten trucks filled with specialized equipment have signaled a production increase at the TTS Inc. biofibre mat plant in Drayton Valley's Bio-Mile.
May 3, 2012, Tuscaloosa, AL - Inventure Renewables and its sister company, Inventure International, have closed a $5 Million round of financing with lead investor Wilmar International taking an equity stake in both companies.
Mar. 23, 2012 - Once thought of as a waste product, mechanical pulp sludge is being used on both agricultural and forest soils in Alberta as a “super fertilizer."
Feb. 23, 2012, Vermilion, Alberta – The development of biochar technology received a boost from a collaborative initiative that includes federal funding of $900,000 to Lakeland College to acquire two mobile pyrolysis units to test, evaluate, and demonstrate biochar products for agricultural and environmental markets.
Feb. 22, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands - Researchers at the University of Utrecht, through a collaboration with Dow Chemicals, have devised a way to create plastic from biomass.
Nov. 29, 2011, Edmonton, AB - Biochar Solutions Inc, a Colorado Corporation, and Carbon Basis Company, an Alberta Corporation, today announced the formation of Biochar Solutions Canada Ltd.
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