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Dec. 14, 2018 – A survey of Canadian industrial bioproducts companies has revealed that a more intensive communications strategy is necessary to bring to light successes and opportunities for investors in this emerging sector of the Canadian economy.
Dec. 14, 2018 – Anaergia Inc. is pleased to announce the start of construction at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF).
Dec. 13, 2018 – Biomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. The three-day agenda will be divided into four tracks covering pellets & densified biomass, biomass power & thermal, biogas & waste-to-energy, and advanced biofuels & biobased chemicals, as well as a pre-conference event titled, the Biomass Preparation, Handling and Storage Workshop. The pre-conference event is a full-day session taking place Monday, March 18, prior to the evening opening reception in the expo hall and will detail the latest advancements in material handling. More information can be found here.
Dec. 13, 2018 – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry recently released a report examining the impact of climate change and carbon pricing on forestry, agriculture and agri-food sectors. The report, called "Feast or Fame: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry," also makes several recommendations for the federal government to follow to support these industries as they work towards meeting Canada's emissions reduction targets.  
Dec. 10, 2018 - Nominations are now open for the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards until Dec. 21. The Awards showcase successful Canadian biogas projects and individual efforts providing well deserved recognition while demonstrating that biogas technology and its benefits are proven and reliable in many applications across the country.
Dec. 7, 2018 – To promote greener heating solutions, create new jobs and boost the local economy, the government of Canada is investing $1,432,000 in a forestry initiative in Yukon.
Dec. 4, 2018 - Lystek International has announced a multi-year (up to 10 year) contract was formally executed between the Cambridge, Ont.-based provider of advanced biosolids management solutions and its long-term customer, the City of Guelph, Ont. This is an especially rewarding agreement due to the fact that the first installation of the now market-leading, low temperature Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) was demonstrated and commercialized in partnership with the forward-thinking city a little over 10 years ago.
Nov. 27, 2018 - According to a WorkSafeBC report, a worker at West Fraser’s Chasm Sawmill division was doing maintenance work inside a 50 by 80 feet high, 30-foot wide wood shavings bin when he was engulfed by sawdust and needed to be rescued.
Nov. 27, 2018 - FPInnovations applauds the federal government's Fall Economic Statement tabled Wednesday in the House of Commons by Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. The sweeping Statement pledges to accelerate support for business innovation, invest in clean technology, increase exports, invest in middle-class jobs and remove trade barriers within Canada. Notably, $100 million will focus on providing support to the forest sector.
Nov. 21, 2018 - The Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S., has upgraded its biomass energy plant by adding an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system.
Nov. 20, 2018 – BioVectra has been named Canada’s biotech company of the year. The Charlottetown, P.E.I-based company, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer, received the BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Award for Company of the Year at a ceremony earlier this week.
Nov. 16, 2018 – The federal government is giving SiliCycle, a manufacturer of silica-based products, a repayable contribution of $1 million from Canada Economic Development (CED) for Quebec. The company wants to develop and commercialize products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass.
Nov. 12, 2018 - A local heating company is proposing the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital switch from diesel-generated electric heating to a wood-fired biomass boiler.
Nov. 9, 2018 - The Canadian government announced it plans to reinvest money allocated to Ontario as part of its Low Carbon Economy Fund after the Ontario government cancelled the cap and trade program last week.
Nov. 1, 2018 - The federal government is proposing a change to its carbon tax plan that would reduce the pollution fines on coal-burning power stations. 
Nov. 1, 2018 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October 23 announcement – that revenues from his government’s soon-to-be-implemented carbon tax will be returned to households that pay it – appears to have tilted public opinion slightly in favour of the pricing plan.
Nov. 1, 2018 - The Ontario government passed legislation yesterday that ends the province's cap and trade program. The government says the move will save the average family $260 per year, and reduce costs for Ontario businesses.
Oct. 29, 2018 - BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) with support from the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources today released the Request for Proposal (RFP), Revitalization of the B.C. Bioenergy Sector.
Oct. 26, 2018 – In the face of global economic challenges, the Government of Canada is continuing to invest in innovative sectors such as clean technology to create well-paying middle-class jobs, grow Canada's economy and address the world's environmental challenges.
Oct. 24, 2018 - OOM Energy Inc. (https://oomenergy.com) has created a new concept that it says will revolutionize how people and business get their electric power. The company, based in Oakville, Ontario, has developed a system that takes customers off the power grid, and provides electricity that is cheaper, more reliable, and environmentally friendly.
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