Sustainability
March 29, 2018 - Did you know it is possible to grow trees to maturity in 15 years in Quebec? This impressive feat was achieved by Domtar with the hybrid poplar production program it launched in 1997 to increase its wood supply. A seven-fold increase in the wood yield of the natural forest has meant the paper giant is now able to add to its conservation efforts while maintaining its wood supply.
Feb. 23, 2018 - Every year, several thousand tons of treated wood waste is buried, incinerated, or mixed with untreated wood waste. The management of this waste is problematic because treated wood contains preservatives such as arsenic, chromium, and copper to slow its deterioration. To remedy this, INRS researchers have found a simple, effective, and environmentally friendly solution. They have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 per cent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste in experiments conducted on a small scale in the laboratory. Thanks to an Idea to Innovation Grant from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), professors Jean-François Blais and Guy Mercier and their team will be able to assess the performance of this process on a larger scale in order to determine its technical and economic feasibility.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Silvacom Ltd. and Alberta Innovates are pleased to announce that the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) is now available for public use.
Dec. 29, 2017 - With BC Hydro's Site C Clean Energy project coming underway in northeast B.C., some are worried the project will drive BC Hydro away from pursuing bioenergy goals.
Dec. 20, 2017 - Canada's non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board's (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada's Renewable Power Landscape report.
Nov. 29, 2017 – Getting technology and innovations to a commercial scale may present unique challenges, but failure isn’t a bad thing, as Sébastien Corbeil of Quebec company CelluForce highlighted on Day Two of Scaling Up 2017.
Nov. 28, 2017 – It’s a long road to scaling up, but success is possible.
Nov. 27, 2017 - “It’s clear we’re at the threshold of the bio-age,” Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources, tells the crowd at an industry event held in Ottawa.
Oct. 31, 2017 - Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. These data are a key tool used to measure, maintain and validate the company’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States.
Oct. 24, 2017 - Natural Resources Canada annual State of Canada’s Forests Report for 2017 includes a focus on the country's growing bioeconomy.
Sept. 19, 2017 - With over 12 years of trials, research, and successful results, Lignition Corporation technology and agricultural products prove to be part of the solution to the world's looming carbon dioxide over abundance challenge. 
Sept. 15, 2017 - Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve has partnered with Bluesource Canada to leverage the value generated by the Ontario carbon market to commit to long-term stewardship that maximizes CO2 emissions sequestered by the forest.
Aug. 18, 2017 - South Carolina's Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change.
Aug. 3, 2017 - The website www.heatlocal.ca was recently built and launched as a new initiative to further Canadian knowledge about the benefits of heating with wood products.
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.
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