Equipment

March 17, 2017 - Finnish company Biofire Oy manufactures and delivers reliable and durable fully automated biomass boiler heating systems and heating plants which are fueled by renewable bioenergy made from solid biomass.
Feb. 10 -  On January 26 Turboden was awarded the Best Innovation Prize 2016 by its mother company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mr. Miyanaga, president and CEO, delivered the award to Davide Colombo, Turboden Fluid Dynamic and Turbine R&D Design, at MHI headquarters in Tokyo.
Feb. 8, 2017 - The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of the Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, has aquired Furnace Mineral Products (FMP), Inc. a privately owned corporation based in Toronto.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Canadian Biomass has the latest in biomass boiler technology available to Canadian customers.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Triogen B.V. has launched its latest generation ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology, the “e-box 170” with a rated electric capacity of 170kW.
Nov. 18, 2016 - Turboden has officially joined COGEN Europe. COGEN Europe is the European association for the promotion of cogeneration whose main goal is to work towards a wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a more sustainable energy future.
Oct. 12, 2017 - As bulk handling equipment suppliers continue to make use of new and evolving technologies to develop “smarter” conveyor systems, a Martin Engineering has introduced data tracking with QR codes on its belt cleaners and other components.
Sept. 25, 2017 - With high operational reliability and flexible application possibilities, conveyor belts are indispensable for the transport of bulk goods in industry today. Transportation lines and material streams are important aspects of every production plant. They need to be cost-effective, efficient and above all reliable in continuous operation. A true all-rounder in transport systems for bulk materials is the VecoBelt pipe conveyor from Vecoplan.
Aug. 25, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding – a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges. When applied to conveyor operation, “seeing” is most commonly expressed as, “That’s the way we’ve always done it,” or, “This is the way I was taught.” Not necessarily wrong, but perhaps not completely right either.
Aug. 14, 2017 - A new powered conveyor belt tracker from Martin Engineering delivers immediate and continuous precision adjustment of hard-to-track reversing conveyors, helping operators reduce spillage and extend the life of belts and other system components.
June 23, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on – or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button – it may be too late.
April 27, 2017 - Martin Engineering has introduced a new family of heavy-duty conveyor belt cleaner designs, engineered so the blade cartridge can be pulled away from the belt for safe access and replaced by a single worker.
June 7, 2017- Uzelac Industries Inc. has appointed Mike Hobbs as vice-president and general manager. Uzelac is a leading manufacturer of design-build rotary drying systems headquartered in Greendale, Wisconsin.
March 8, 2017 - Targeted Microwave Solutions Inc. announced the results of its initial industrial compost-biomass testing. The testing program took place at TMS's commercial-scale demonstration plant and testing laboratory in King William, Virginia. This testing is the result of the Company's engagement of potential biomass customers as TMS begins to commercialize its WAVEdri 3.0 industrial drying technology.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The newest drying technology available for Canada’s wood pellet industry.
June 22, 2012 - Regulating moisture content is a very important step in a wide variety of biomass to energy processes, and Altentech Power Inc. has begun commercialization of its highly-efficient Biovertidryers.
May 2, 2012, Watertown, WI - Baker-Rullman Mfg., Inc. has announced that they will supply a complete drying system to Varn Wood Products of Hoboken, GA for the purposes of drying wood sawdust and producing wood pellets.
Feb. 22, 2012, Duren, Germany - One of the most important aspects of any biomass processing facility and plant is the ability to control the moisture content of the finished product through the use of dryers.
Oct. 19, 2017 - It was two days of excitement as Morbark, LLC, welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from 15 countries for its 11th Demo Days event on Sept. 28-29. This year Morbark celebrates its 60th anniversary and highlighted that history throughout the event. In fact, one of Morbark’s first Eeger Beever brush chippers, built within the first six months of production in 1980, was refurbished and on display.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Rotochopper’s 2017 Demo Day featured the introduction of the RotoLink 2nd generation remote monitoring system with live connection to the grinder controller and Rotochopper customer service.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) hosted its 2017 Factory Forum this week at its global headquarters in Newton, N.H., putting on live demos and workshops for guests from around the world. The three-day event saw guests from Sweden, Brazil, and various businesses throughout the United States, including local customers who partnered with CBI for the live demonstrations.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Canadian Biomass rounds up the latest machines for processing biomass feedstock in Canada.
Sept. 27, 2017 - Peterson Pacific Corp. has announced the all-new Peterson 5050H stationary electric chipper. The stationary, electric Peterson 5050H Delimber Debarker Disc Chipper produces high quality low bark content chips for wood pulp and pellets, processing whole trees in one continuous operation.
Sept. 12, 2017 - Peterson Pacific Corp. has announced the all-new Peterson 6310B Drum Chipper which is suited for high volume biomass producers who have a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 36″ (91 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock.
June 19, 2017 - A seven-kilometre stretch of forest in Sweden welcomed almost 42,000 visitors from around the world last week to view the newest advancements forestry manufacturers have to offer.
June 5, 2017 - Fecon introduces the Fecon Rotating Shear, the FRS10. This excavator tree shear provides 360-degree rotation providing amazing range of motion. The rotation allows operators to save time and be more efficient with less repositioning of the excavator. The FRS provides much needed safety due to the shear being able to load chippers.
May 19, 2017 - Designed to enhance productivity and efficiency, John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket pin joints and optional wear plating.
May 3, 2017 - Prinoth is proud to announce that the Panther T16 is evolving to become the most versatile vehicle in its class. The T16 is now available with new track and configuration options to suit varying customer needs.
April 21, 2017 - The ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachment works with wheel loaders, excavators, skid steers and backhoes to screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials all in one stage – increasing an operation’s efficiency and profitability.
Jan. 30, 2017 - Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has added Kevin Cotter to its staff as governmental sales manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to the role.
June 13, 2017 - Pallet forks are staple attachments when it comes to getting more versatility and productivity from compact equipment, and now, John Deere has an option for material-handling jobs of every scale with the new severe-duty pallet forks, the latest additions to the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments.
June 13, 2017 - Canadian Biomass narrows in on material handling options, from small wheel loaders, to walking floors and bagging lines, available to customers in Canada.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Premier Tech announces three business acquisitions, two of which are in Europe and one in the United States. Those companies have combined revenues of $50 million and employ nearly 90 people.
May 26, 2016 - Premier Tech has acquired a manufacturing facility located in Mattaponi, Va. Formerly owned by the German company ASB Greenworld, this plant will be added to the North American platform of the Premier Tech business unit, Premier Tech Horticulture, thus expanding its manufacturing capacity in the United States.   
March 8, 2016 - Premier Tech’s Industrial Equipment Group (IEG) has acquired ProtoConsul. For more than 20 years, this manufacturer of automation systems from Longueuil, Que. has based its successes on cutting-edge technological expertise, specializing in the development of high-end systems for the packaging and material handling industry.
July 14, 2015 - Premier Tech recently announced a $45.9-million investment in innovation, alongside Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. 
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out some of the latest pelletizer technologies.
July 17, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from Andritz Feed & Biofuel, and officials from the company visited Andritz’s Muncy, Pa., manufacturing facility on June 20 to see the new bio-fuel pellet mill – a Sprout 26LM II – being made. Andritz pellet mills produce more than 50 per cent of all biofuel pellets worldwide.
March 21, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out the latest hammer mills for pelletizing operations. 
May 26, 2016 - It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources. The industry has been forced to pursue alternative fuel sources and when the demand for certain biomass products increased as an alternative energy source, it took with it a new set of challenges and a greater emphasis on the material quality and environmental regulations. 
Feb. 9, 2015, Toronto – Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now in service and is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean and dispatchable fuel.
Jan. 5, 2015, Buffalo, NY – Effective December 29, 2014, ownership of industrial manufacturing company, Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC has been acquired by Mr. Martin Berardi.
March 15, 2017 - Moisture content is a critical parameter for wood fuel biomass. It is vital to the correct operation of biomass boilers and for the assessment of a load of fuel.
September 26, 2014, Pella, Iowa — Vermeer introduces a new trommel screen that features a new design allowing for an optional third product conveyor to optimize productivity. The TR620 is able to handle the majority of screening needs for biomass producers.
September 8, 2014, Oxnard, Calif. – Sensortech has launched its new NIR 6000 Series moisture measurement analyzers. These analyzers measure moisture in real-time and are ideally suited for on-line biomass applications.
May 13, 2013 – Weltec Biopower has developed a liquid input system called MULTI Mix that prevents outages and safeguards the technical stability of AD systems.
April 12, 2013, Helsinki, FI – New technology from Metso efficiently analyzes moisture of any bulk materials to enhance productivity at biofuel power plants.
February 20, 2013, Pella, IA — Vermeer introduced a newly enhanced trommel screen that puts more control in the hands of the operator and more power to produce a quality end product.
Sept. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper Ltd., reports that it has experienced a burst in a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system relating to one of the recovery boilers at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Québec. Health and safety protocols were immediately implemented and applicable government authorities were notified.
Sept. 14, 2017 - For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards and even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis are now on the books, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.
Aug. 28, 2017 - As power transformers at generation facilities near end-of-life cycles, a number of potentially dangerous events can come into play – in addition to untimely power outages and costly repairs.
July 17, 2017 - The VETS Group has partnered with Flamex Inc., to distribute their line of customized industrial process fire prevention and protection equipment throughout Western Canada.
June 28, 2017 - There are several regulations (NFPA) and health & safety standards (CSST) that govern dust collection in the woodworking industry.
June 26, 2017 - The lumber industry is highly competitive. As with all successful businesses, cost control in production is paramount. This explains why effective dust collection systems operation not only provides improved performance, but helps reduce costs associated with operation and maintenance.
Oct. 20, 2017 -Oct. 18, 2017 - Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce their all-new lineup of premium Work Ready utility trailers, now available at Brandt's network of John Deere construction and forestry dealerships across Western Canada.
Aug. 29, 2017 - Toromont Industries is purchasing Quebec-based Hewitt Group of companies for $1.02 billion, a move that will give the company one of the largest sales territories in the Caterpillar dealer network.
April 11, 2017 - Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) Company of the Year Award.
March 24, 2017 - Vortex announces the appointment of Mr. Laurence Millington as Managing Director of the company’s operations in Darlington, United Kingdom. Mr. Millington will take over the role from Mr. Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008. After nine years of managing the company’s business development in the EMEA and Asian markets, Mr. Young has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing and Global Strategy at Vortex’s corporate headquarters in Kansas, USA.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Danfoss Power Solutions is pleased to announce its new MP1 closed circuit axial piston pumps are now in production.
June 10, 2016 – Beka-Lube Products Inc., the authorized sales and service provider for BEKA-branded central lubrication systems, has announced the sale of the company to Baier + Köppel GmbH + Co. KG of Bavaria, Germany.

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