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Aug. 11, 2017 - Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing new rules that would provide financial incentives to use woody biomass as fuel. The rules would classify wood chips and pellets as renewable fuel.
Aug. 10, 2017 - Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. have announced that the Quebec Superior Court issued a final order approving the previously announced statutory arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act involving the acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials of all of the outstanding shares of Tembec.
Aug. 8, 2017 - When University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Lindsay Albers began her post-secondary studies, she didn’t know that forestry would be in the cards.
July 31, 2017 - The federal government recently announced that it is implementing a federal carbon tax starting at $10 per metric tonne of GHG emissions in 2018, which will increase by $10 per metric tonne every year until hitting the $50 per metric tonne mark in 2022.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Air Canada and Westjet share the common goal of increasing their use of biofuels and say Canada could lead the world in the production and use of fuel from biomass.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Renewable energy producer Boralex Inc. announced July 27 that pension manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (la Caisse) has acquired all of its shares held by recycling and packaging firm Cascades Inc. for $287.5 million.
July 31, 2017 - BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Stanners as executive director. Scott brings almost a decade of experience with BCBN, previously holding roles of director of research, director of business development, technology, and innovation, and acting executive director.
July 31, 2017 - Canadian-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and biorefinery giant UPM from Helsinki, Finland, signed a long-term supply agreement that will expand the world's only oilseed crop, developed to produce renewable fuels in South America.
July 28, 2017 - Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) is hosting its 2017 Factory Forum in New Hampshire at the CBI factory for three days in early October. The dealer and customer event begins on the evening of October 3 and runs through October 5 at various locations throughout New Hampshire, including a night out in Portsmouth and a foliage tour through the White Mountains to see the first ever CBI in operation 29 years after it was built.
July 24, 2017 - Rayonier Advanced Materials (Rayonier) has at last received support from Tembec's two largest shareholders. 
July 24, 2017 - Organizers of the Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo announced the first wave of exhibitor sponsors for the event to be held April 11-12, 2018 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
July 18, 2017 - As the federal government accelerates Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy, it needs more smart policy to build markets, unlock private investment and secure innovation, according to a report by Analytica Advisors, an Ottawa-based cleantech research firm.
July 17, 2017 - Seth Walker has joined FutureMetrics as a Senior Economist and Director of Business Development. In addition to bringing a fresh analytical perspective, Walker will be developing new reports and products to enhance FutureMetrics' offerings to the wood pellet sector.
July 12, 2017 - The Merritt Green Energy project in B.C., a 40-megawatt biomass-fuelled power plant, has finished site construction and is in the commissioning stage.
July 11, 2017 - Canada has a competitive edge in a few key climate-friendly technologies including wind and solar power, energy efficient turbines, and waste management, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report.
July 6, 2017 - Two forest sector projects in La Tuque, Que., are getting financial assistance from the federal government through the Quebec Economic Development Program.
July 6, 2017 - The U.S. government says it will reduce the volume of biofuels required to supplement diesel and gasoline in 2018, signalling an overhaul of the Environmental Protection Agency's biofuels program.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on the success of its ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainable development in every area of its business. 
June 27, 2017 - In 2016, WorkSafeBC continued its focus on combustible dust and undertook formal inspection initiatives to verify compliance with combustible dust requirements and to ensure the presence of effective combustible dust management programs in all B.C. sawmills.
June 21, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has made a COMM SCI investment in Origin Materials, Sacramento, Calif., through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round that will see Origin construct its first commercial scale demonstration facility in Sarnia by late 2018.
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