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April 25, 2019 – Today the federal government announced an investment of up to $11.2 million for the Bioproducts Cluster, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to work towards providing alternatives to non-renewable based materials.
April 23, 2019 - New federal government carbon pricing regulations for electricity generators will reduce the average carbon cost for coal plants, while decreasing incentives for cleaner wind, solar and hydro projects, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
April 18, 2019 - The federal government has earmarked $2.38 million to fund a research project at the University of British Columbia that will test clean technologies that generate renewable natural gas (RNG) from forest residues.
April 15, 2019 - The federal government has announced a $300,000 investment in the University of New Brunswick (UNAB) for a climate change adaptation project. The project will study the socio-economic costs and benefits of adapting to climate-induced changes (for example, drought and wind) in Atlantic Canada’s forests.
April 12, 2019 - Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract for a project to construct a 51,500kW biomass power plant. This plant will be built in Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido, Japan for Ishikari Shinko New Energy Hatsuden Godo Kaisha.
April 10, 2019 - Wood fibre costs ranged between 45 per cent and 70 per cent of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world in the Q4/18. The costs for wood chips and pulplogs were generally higher worldwide in 2018 than in 2017 with both the Softwood Fibre Price Index (SFPI) and the Hardwood Fibre Price Index (HFPI) reaching their highest levels in four years. From the Q4/16 to the Q4/18, the SFPI and the HFPI increased by 6.4 per cent and 4.6 per cent, respectively.
April 9, 2019 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Xylitol Inc., has now entered into a definitive contribution agreement with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) whereby SDTC has committed $10.4 million in contribution funding to support the planned construction and operation of a xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant at Fortress' dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que.
April 5, 2019 - Prince George, B.C., pellet producer Pacific BioEnergy (PacBio) is voicing concerns about provincial policies that result in the burning of slash piles – fibre that could otherwise be used to produce pellets. 
April 4, 2019 - Beginning in 2020-21, the Forest Innovation Program will receive $91.8 million over three years. The funding will help the Canadian forest sector innovate and grow, and help Canadian forest companies adopt new, innovative technologies.
April 2, 2019 – Stéphane Renou, President and CEO of FPInnovations, applauds the 2019-2020 provincial budget of François Legault's government, a budget which identifies the forest sector as a key player in the fight against climate change. In this regard, the provincial government announced the enhancement of various programs, thereby recognizing the great potential of the forest sector to actively promote Quebec's economic  development, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  
April 2, 2019 – Over 900 people have visited the biomass heating facilities in Teslin, Yukon, where biomass boilers heat ten of the community's major buildings.
April 1, 2019 – The Canadian government has announced $400,000 in funding for Granules LG in order to optimize production at its Saint-Félicien, Que., plant.
April 1, 2019 – Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced that it has resumed production of wood pellets at its facility in Entwistle, Alta. using dry fibre on Friday, March 29, 2019. Pinnacle continues to work with Alberta Labour Occupational Health and Safety, fire authorities, insurance adjusters, equipment suppliers, and third-party experts as part of the ongoing investigation of the Feb. 11, 2019 fire in the dryer area of the Entwistle facility. Pinnacle is working with its insurance provider to assess the amount of recoveries that it is entitled to as a result of the fire event. The company expects to provide a further update on the Entwistle facility during the second quarter.
March 28, 2019 - The government of British Columbia, through the CleanBC Plan, is committed to increasing the annual production of renewable fuels in the Province to 650 million litres and increasing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 20 per cent by 2030.
March 26, 2019 - SynTech Bioenergy, a pioneer in renewable, carbon negative clean energy, has appointed Garrett Pettingell as chief financial officer.
March 21, 2019 – Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients, has been named the winner of this year’s World Food Innovation Awards for Best Ingredient Innovation. The award recognizes the company’s Arabinoxylan prebiotic dietary fibre extract and Sweeterra syrup blends, which are functionally equivalent alternatives to corn syrup but with up to 35 per cent less calories, lower sugar, and higher dietary fibre. 
Biomass North Development Centre is leading a Canadian delegation of bioproduct innovators to World Bio Markets, held in Amsterdam April 1-3, 2019. The delegation will continue on to Stockholm, Sweden for a day of targeted B2B sessions followed by a day of site tours.
March 20, 2019 – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government’s commitment to skills development and innovation in Canada’s forest products sector.
March 19, 2019 - Two people are in stable condition after sustaining injuries during an incident at Fiber Energy Products' wood pellet facility in Arkansas last Friday.
March 12, 2019 - Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) president and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today upon learning that Peter deMarsh, a life-long advocate of the Canadian forest sector and woodlot owners, was among those who perished in Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane:
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