May 23, 2017 - A Christian college in Manitoba with a biomass-fuelled boiler is among a handful of green projects highlighted by Sustainable Building Manitoba during its annual tour.
May 19, 2017 - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard.
May 12, 2017 - Agricultural producers are stepping up to help Canada reshape its domestic economy by feeding the biocleantech revolution, and they have a growing role to play, argues Susan Wood-Bohm in Policy Options.
May 12, 2017 - Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute based in Thunder Bay, Ont., is playing host to more than 120 scientists and biorefining experts this week for a three-day International Biorefining Conference.
May 10, 2017 - Kamloops city councillors have voted down a motion that would have lifted a decade-old ban on biomass boilers in the city, aligning with new provincial regulations.
May 9, 2017 - Fibreco Export Inc., a B.C.-owned port terminal in North Vancouver, is in the process of phasing out its handling of wood chips and reducing its handling of wood pellets in favour of agricultural products.
May 3, 2017 - A U.S. biomass company has been ordered to pay a $4.22 million settlement related to its disposal of hazardous waste at its power facility in Woodland, Calif.
May 2, 2017 - New policy from the City of Vancouver that sets ambitious energy efficiency and GHG reduction targets is causing a political battle between the city and provincial politicians.
May 2, 2017 - Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world, primarily due to its hydro production, according to a new report released by the National Energy Board (NEB).
May 1, 2017 - Siemens Canada and Kensington Capital Partners Limited have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at accelerating the commercialization of cleantech energy solutions in Canada. The collaboration combines the complementary capabilities of Kensington's financial expertise with the engineering and technological know-how of Siemens Canada.
April 27, 2017 - A modernized generating fleet and additional investments of $11 billion in cleaner energy are spurring Duke Energy to establish an aggressive carbon dioxide reduction goal: 40 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.
April 24, 2017 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) has published the fourth volume of the Community Biomass Handbook, developed by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and co-authored by BTEC Director Marcus Kauffman of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
April 21, 2017 - Natural Resources Canada is looking for public input on Canada's energy future and the path to reducing the country's carbon footprint.
April 19, 2017 - Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced 32 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.
April 18, 2017 - The Yukon government has given Teslin Tlingit Council $150,000 to convert 10 community buildings to a district heating system by installing nine biomass boilers.
April 18, 2017 - In the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are surprising even to those well acquainted with the insect’s natural gift for turning wood to dust.
April 17, 2017 - Premiers in Atlantic Canada plan to develop a new partnership among the provinces this summer that will work towards growing the region's clean energy sector.
April 12, 2017 - Canadian Biomass sat down with Derek Nighbor, CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), to get his thoughts on the 2017 budget, which includes $1.8 billion to support clean technology. It's going to take some work, Nighbor says, to put forestry biomass in a position to benefit from those dollars.
April 11, 2017 - The Ontario government is providing funding to three Ontario semi-finalists in the $20-million global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. Among them is Pond Technology's Carbon Cyclers, a team based in Markham, Ont., producing biodiesel, solid biofuel and other algae products.
April 11, 2017 - IGPC Ethanol Inc., the company behind an ethanol production facility in Aylmer, Ont., is waiting on approval from the local town council to break ground on a $100-million expansion.
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