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Will we ever achieve large-scale biofuel production? That was the question that kept resurfacing amongst the 100-plus speakers during the five plenary sessions and four breakout tracks that made up the seventh annual 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, held in Vancouver between Oct. 9 and 12.
November 19, Washington, DC – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.
November 9, 2012, Wooster, OH – A newly funded project at Ohio State University will research production of biogas from yard waste, corn residue and bioenergy crops for conversion to electricity and transportation fuels.
November 6, 2012, Brussels, BE – The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) released a public statement regarding the sustainability and carbon neutrality of biomass.
October 26, 2012, Stockholm, SE – The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is highlighting opportunities in the field of modern bioenergy by publishing a short series of science-based information fact sheets. The first part focuses specifically on biomass to heat generation.
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.

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