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Oct. 19, 2017 - The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative is calling on corn stover producers to attend ‘Field Demo Days’ taking place in three communities across Ontario in November.
Oct. 17, 2017 - First Nations and small municipalities are spearheading the development of the bioeconomy in northern Ontario, according to Dawn Lambe, executive director of Biomass North Development.
Sept. 12, 2017 - The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy. With countless rural communities suffering decades of decline, the economic, social and ecological potential for biomass energy is greater than ever.
Sept. 11, 2017 - There has been an increasing interest in cellulosic biofuels. However, developers are struggling to control development and operational risks. This makes it difficult for companies to attract financing. Understanding what risks should be prioritized in the planning stages of a project is highly important.
Aug. 15, 2017 - A co-operative of farmers is planning to supply feedstock to a proposed biorefinery in Sarnia, Ont., that will produce industrial dextrose sugar for use in the making of renewable biofuels and biochemicals.
Aug. 1, 2017 - The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but as Alexandre Hebert explains, the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool.
May 31, 2017 - Computer simulation of biomass supply chains can help reduce costs and risks, according to a new white paper from Ecostrat.
May 24, 2017 - CO2 Solutions Inc. has completed the preliminary engineering phase of the project to capture carbon at the Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill, the company announced yesterday.
May 1, 2017 - Sawmills in Eastern Canada have been running at record high levels in 2016, with production reaching levels almost 10 per cent higher than in 2015 and almost 40 per cent higher than five years ago. This has been very good news to the forest industry, with sawmills running at 97 per cent operating rates in late 2016, according to the WWPA. However, there are also worrisome developments regarding the large volumes of residual chips that are being generated and where the chips can be sold.
April 17, 2017 - Companies in the wood-fiber industry are modern-day prospectors of the forest, Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams said at Georgia Institute of Technology. He presented a broader vision of the industry’s future in biomaterials while giving the keynote address at the Renewable Bioproducts Institute’s Executive Conference in March.
April 13, 2017 - A new technical paper from Ecostrat explains how a computer modelling method can address risk in agricultural biomass supply chains.
March 22, 2017 - 48.65° North. It’s -10 C outside and a foot of snow already covers the ground. An intense orange light appears in the Northern Lac Saint-Jean, Que., skies – a sign of industrial development. But forget about forestry or aluminum development like the region is used to. This time around, it’s all about cucumbers.
March 2, 2017 - Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced four winning projects for the second round of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses at the Propel Energy Tech Forum in Calgary.
Feb. 9, 2017 - A recent study aimed at identifying untapped biomass hotspots in Canadian forests has produced findings that could help Canada to mobilize its wood-based bioenergy supply chain.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Ecostrat has released a new white paper detailing the analytics behind biomass supply chains, numbers which can determine the final cost of feedstock.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, today publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses. 
Dec. 22, 2016 - Murphy’s law states that if anything can possibly go wrong, it will. This may be why the biofuel supply chain – a complex sequence with numerous hurdles – has been identified as a key barrier to the development of a bioproduct industry in Canada. It’s a barrier that BioFuelNet’s low-cost sustainable feedstock (LCSF) Task Force is determined to break.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Global demand for forest products such as pulp for paper, saw timber and wood pellets for fuel is expected to increase in coming years. To meet this need, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen, whose research has led to higher biomass yield in grasses, recently received a grant to demonstrate that his new technology can be translated to grow trees that produce more wood than conventional trees.
Nov. 24, 2016 - There was a time when Daron Thomas, the president of New Brunswick-based Thomas Industrial Sales Ltd., had his doubts about the viability of biomass.
Nov. 11, 2016 - Canada's first algal biorefinery demonstration project that is designed to rapidly recycle carbon dioxide and other airborne industrial emissions into biomass through photosynthesis, was on display in St Marys, Ont., last week.
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