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September 18, 2012, Quebec City, QC - The first day of presentations of the DEMO International 2012 conference provided an unexpected discussion of the validity of biomass as a long-term energy solution for not just Canada, but countries around the world.
September 18, 2012, Quebec City, QC - The first day of presentations of the DEMO International 2012 conference provided an unexpected discussion of the validity of biomass as a long-term energy solution for not just Canada, but countries around the world.
When International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) decided to invest in the installation of a biomass-fired energy system at its Adams Lake Sawmill in British Columbia’s interior,
The Canadian forest products industry is on the move.
July 6, 2012, Paris, France - Renewable power generation is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that acknowledges the coming of age of the renewable energy sector.
July 4, 2012, Merced, Calif. – A California university is working with a prototype of a "plasma gasification reactor," which can turn biomass waste into what they hope will be low-emission fuel.
June 18, 2012 - Reducing a building's carbon footprint is a trend that is rapidly gaining steam in Canada, and many builders are looking to renewable energy sources to help meet their sustainability objectives.
June 5, 2012 - Research has begun by scientists at Texas AgriLife Research to determine how a switch from cotton production to biofuel crops would alter the environment.
British Columbia is well known for its natural resources, especially its beautiful forests that seem to stretch endlessly into the distance.
June 1, 2012, Jonkoping, Sweden - During the final day at World Bioenergy 2012, the focus of the conference shifted to discussions surrounding the sustainability of the industry.
May 30, 2012 - Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that while biomass-burning cookstoves are emission tested in labs, most families in developing countries do not use them in an optimal fashion, which has big changes on the resulting emissions.
May 28, 2012, London, UK - Britain is slowly switching to burning biomass as a source of renewable electricity, but with little domestic supply, it must rely on imports to keep the industry afloat.
May 16, 2012 - A new analysis on EnergyTrends.org shows that renewable energy is still struggling to find a foot-hold in the US, with over a dozen states receiving failing reports.
May 12, 2012 - Finally there is an objective tool anyone can use to compare the full life-cycle of emissions for various renewable and non-renewable energy sources when it comes to electricity generation. No surprise, bioenergy does very well.
May 10, 2012, Vancouver, BC - Preliminary results from PwC's Net Earnings Summary for Q1 2012 indicate that most Canadian forest and paper companies have posted improved results for the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
Apr. 10, 2012 - There is a significant number of biomass available on the British Columbia landscape that needs to be removed to help improve the ecosystem, but there are numerous market impediments and constraints that are standing in the way.
April 2, 2012, Moncton, NB - Speaking at the Canadian Woodlands Forum AGM last week, Peter Woodbridge of Woodbridge Associates Inc., outlined why he feels strongly that when the industry takes off in 18 months, those with access to wood and the people to harvest and process it will be in the catbird seat.
Mar. 20, 2012 - In a preface to his session at the World Bioenergy Conference in Sweden in two months, Andrew Lang discusses the huge difference between Australia and Europe.
Mar. 15, 2012, Port Angeles, WA - A new study by the Washington Department of Natural Resources states that more than double the amount of wood that is currently harvested could be used for biomass without any risks to forest health.
Feb. 29, 2012 - During the second day of the Bioenergy Conference & Expo, after the keynotes, there were a series of sessions exploring the difficulties associated with obtaining, utilizing and optimizing resources in a biomass facility.

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