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Epson building its first biomass power plant in Japan as part of its decarbonization goals

Epson publicly committed to becoming carbon negative and underground resource free in Environmental Vision 2050. The use of renewable electricity is a key means by which Epson seeks to reach its goal of decarbonization.

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Federal Minister says $20 million to move New Brunswick households off furnace oil just a start

"Clearly for these companies the future is in alternatives, which is why we are helping them invest in biomass, alternative fuels, hydrogen," he says

USDA releases plan to boost biomass supply chain resiliency, advance environmental sustainability

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a plan it says will boost biomass supply chain resiliency for domestic biobased product manufacturing, while also advancing environmental sustainability and market opportunities for small and mid-sized producers.

Michigan rejects application by Consumers Energy for early termination of agreements with biomass power plants

The Michigan Public Service Commission has rejected applications by Consumers Energy for early termination of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with biomass plant operators, finding that ending the contracts prematurely was not holistically considered in the state’s electric capacity needs, posing a potential risk, and that calculated savings may be overestimated.

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Finding value in leftover wood: Two Merritt-based companies advance sustainable forest management

In a long-standing alliance, a First Nations-owned and operated fibre management company, Stuwix Resources Joint Venture (SRJV), and Valley Carriers, a visionary multi-generational trucking and specialty transportation company, are working together to make better use of leftover forest materials, i.e., forest residuals. » Read More...

Unions raise alarm over dwindling fibre supply, 'perfect storm' of challenges in forestry sector

The March 12 summit, jointly hosted by Unifor, the United Steelworkers union (USW), and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), was a gathering of workers who have experienced firsthand the many mill closures and related job losses in an industry that was once world-renowned, Unifor said. » Read More...

Enviva files for bankruptcy protection, pauses construction of Mississippi facility

Maryland-based Enviva, which bills itself as the world's largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Virginia. The company said it has debts exceeding $2.6 billion (all figures U.S.), according to published reports. » Read More...

Haffner Energy signs MOU with Hexas Biomass to boost green energy, biomass production

France's Haffner Energy has joined forces with Hexas Biomass in the United States to boost green energy and biomass production. Haffner specializes in renewable energy solutions while Hexas focuses on sustainable plant materials. » Read More...

Louisiana's Richmond Parish issued a BDO Zone 'A' rating for woody biomass

Richland Parish in Louisiana has been recognized with an 'A' rating by the Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone Initiative for its potential in woody biomass production. » Read More...

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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. » Read More...


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