Sustainability
June 19, 2017 - A new study recently published in Nature Communications by scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada discovered a missing link in lower-atmosphere ozone formation: our forests.
May 9, 2017 - It’s been almost six years since the Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment was established in the Martel Forest region near Chapleau, Ont., and though the project is still in its early stages, researchers have begun to share some surprising findings from their ambitious harvesting experiment.
March 23, 2017 - Twenty years ago, enthusiasm about a green, energy-efficient and sustainable environment would likely have made you pretty isolated. However, over the last 20 years, that enthusiasm became a way of thinking and living, and is soon (if not already) becoming mainstream. The green energy and sustainable technology markets are growing. This is not an opinion, it‘s a fact. It‘s also a fact that the Green Building Energy Council plays a big role in those markets.
March 14, 2017 - Wood pellet manufacturers in both the U.S. and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fibre costs and take advantage of less utilized fibre sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International.
March 8, 2017 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada has commended the Canadian government's recent announcement to review the laws and policies related to its commitment to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world based on the principles of equality, partnership, good faith and mutual respect.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Three years ago, Canadian Biomass featured Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station on its cover (January 2014). Staff at OPG and particularly those in northwest operations look back with pride on the Atikokan conversion from coal to biomass and the many parallel successes enabled by this conversion.
Jan. 16, 2017 - To supply the bioeconomy with sufficient biomass, access to wood resources needs to be increased, growth rates accelerated and harvesting and silvicultural operations and business models improved.
Jan. 3, 2017 - The cost of harvesting, transporting and processing residual forest biomass in rural communities is too high to make it a viable industry without government support, according to researchers at Oregon State University.
Dec. 2, 2016 - After years of discussions, the European Commission has now proposed legislation on sustainability criteria for all bioenergy uses. This represents a major outcome for the entire European renewables industry and for the EU’s climate and energy targets, as bioenergy represents 60 per cent of all European renewable energy consumption.
Nov. 21, 2016 - Wood fibre prices in North America have trended downward over the past two years with prices in the third quarter of 2016 being at their lowest levels in more than two years, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR).
Nov. 16, 2016 -The Canadian Wood Council has updated its free Carbon Calculator tool that allows users to plug in wood building material volumes to determine carbon benefits.
Oct. 3, 2016 - I have lived the majority of my life in small towns where forestry is a major player. In these towns, the forest was literally outside of the door. I am seeing growth of the interface between people and the forest.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy has a mission when it comes to biomass: to foster, by 2040, the production of “at least one billion dry tons of biomass resources on an annual basis without adversely affecting the environment.”
Sept. 26, 2016 - Natural Resources Canada annual State of Canada’s Forests Report focuses this year on climate change and how forests can be part of Canada's climate change solution.
Sept. 7, 2016 - BioFuelNet Canada strongly disagrees with the findings of a recent study by Professor John DeCicco from the University of Michigan and colleagues which states that biofuels are worse than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
Aug. 25, 2016 - A University of Michigan study published today claims that biofuels created from crops account for more carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline. 
July 28, 2016 - Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki weighs in on the complex issue of biofuel sustainability, finding no one-size-fits-all solution.
July 25, 2016 - According to new research from the University of Arizona, boreal forests will not benefit from climate change.
July 5, 2016 – For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. 
June 28, 2016 – The new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) progress report Linking Future Forests to Communities tells the story of how responsible forestry is helping improve our shared quality of life.
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