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10 | New biorefinery slated for Carrot River, Sask.

News articles don’t often make our top 10 most-read list for the year, but excitement seems to be building around this new biorefinery announced in June by BC Biocarbon and Dunkley Lumber. Natural Resources Canada is contributing $10 million to the joint venture, called BioLesna Carbon Technologies LP.

9 | Chipper versus grinder: Depends on the application

Our forestry readers propelled this article into the top 10. As part of our February Biomass Harvesting Week, we shared advice from chipper and grinder suppliers on choosing the right machine for your woody biomass harvesting needs.

8 | Opinion: Canada’s greatest climate challenge and responsibility is our forests

If you read just one column a year, might we suggest this one? Those who’ve read it will understand why Jamie Stephen’s op-ed is among our top-read articles. “With this year’s record-breaking wildfire season, politicians and the public can no longer ignore the truth – that forests are Canada’s single largest climate change issue.”

7 | New life for Deadwood: B.C. project turns low-grade fibre into densified engineered wood

A partnership between Nak’azdli Development Corporation and Deadwood Innovations is creating a new supply-chain stream for the low-end fibre market in B.C. Catherine Nutting and Qingcen Cai with the province’s forests ministry contributed this inside look at the project and its leaders.


6 | Fields of energy: Calgary project to turn low-grade wheat into ethanol and RNG

The Future Energy Park in Calgary – a flagship project from Alberta’s Green Impact Partners – plans to marry mission with money to create North America’s largest carbon-negative RNG and ethanol project. CEO Jesse Douglas shared with us details about what that mission, and the money, looks like. » Read More...

5 | The burning question: Addressing harvest residue management in B.C.

Managing B.C.’s forest residues is a balancing act that must consider financial, operational, and regulatory constraints, as well as forest stewardship. B.C. researchers shared with us a roundup of potential alternatives to slash pile burning that would make better use of residual fibre across a range of operational conditions in B.C. » Read More...

4 | Fibre fuel: Canadian company looks to create hydrogen from marginalized wood

Two Canadian business magnates – one from the world of forestry and another the energy sector – have put their heads together for a new venture with a grand vision to turn low-value forestry residuals into hydrogen while permanently sequestering the carbon. We checked in on Brian Fehr and Ian MacGregor’s plans for Hydrogen Naturally. » Read More...

3 | Grand plans: N.B. pellet producer embarks on $30M expansion project

An in-depth look at Grand River Pellets’ $30-million capital project took the third most-read spot this year. The relatively new-on-the-scene Maritime pellet producer essentially doubled its outdoor equipment, allowing for more feedstock flexibility and significantly boosting its nameplate capacity. » Read More...

2 | Local wood pellets driving GHG reductions in New Brunswick

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s interview with King Street Elementary School facilities manager Ronald Lavigne is easily our second most-read article of 2023. Five years ago, the new-build two-storey school in Miramichi, N.B., chose a biomass boiler for its heating needs. Lavigne shares his perspective on the system’s success so far. » Read More...

1 | 2023 wood pellet markets outlook

Unsurprisingly, the annual wood pellets market outlook authored by FutureMetrics’ William Strauss again took the No. 1 spot on our most-read list for 2023. Strauss’ annual summary is mandatory reading for folks in the wood pellet industry, and we’re looking forward to sharing his 2024 outlook in the coming weeks. » Read More...


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