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Nov. 23, 2017 - International technology group Andritz has received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built on the premises of the MES shipyard in Ichihara in the Chiba Prefecture, some 30 kilometres to the east of Tokyo, Japan. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with five key venture capital firms investing in the Canadian bioeconomy and cleantech space.
Nov. 21, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched Monday in Ottawa.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Yvon Pelletier, chairman of FPInnovations’ board of directors, has announced the appointment of Stéphane Renou as president and CEO.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London's buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.
Nov. 17, 2017 - Enerkem is receiving $3.5 million from the federal government for the final phase of its municipal waste-to-biofuel facility in Edmonton. 
Nov. 8, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has commenced a COMM SCI project with Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc. (AChT), Waterloo, Ont., that will see AChT complete technical and economic feasibility studies to address commercial barriers to construct a green methanol commercial scale demonstration facility in Sarnia, Ont., by late 2020.
Nov. 8, 2017 - Nearly a dozen Canadian companies are set to field test or redouble research and development efforts on 11 separate clean technology projects following a major round of financing from government-affiliated groups at both the federal and provincial level.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Today Allnorth and FPInnovations announced a strategic partnership of two of the industry's leading players that will bring a new level of innovation and added value to pulp and paper clients throughout North America.
Nov. 6, 2017 - The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has released a new State of the Air Report, an interactive web report informed by all provinces and territories on air quality and the efforts of governments to improve it. The report, released during the annual meeting of the environment ministers last week, shows that Canada reduced its air emissions as the economy grew.
Nov. 3, 2017 - In July of 2016, in an article published in Policy Options, I wrote: “One day soon, our children will be pulling bio-based products off the shelves without even thinking about it. But transitioning to the bioeconomy will take a coherent effort over 20 years. If Canada wants to stay competitive with its neighbours, we had better get started.”
Oct. 30, 2017 - The government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations, Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced.
Oct. 27, 2017 - Following more than three years' intensive work on converting the Skaerbaek Power Station in Denmark, it was ready to be inaugurated by HRH The Crown Princess on Wednesday. The power station is now able to supply electricity and heating without using fossil fuels.
Oct. 23, 2017 - City council in Revelstoke, B.C., has asked a local community forest corporation and nearby sawmill to conduct a feasability sutdy for building a wood to energy plant.
Oct. 23, 2017 - The Northwestern Ontario Indigenous community of Whitesand First Nation will develop an industrial park to support new biomass and wood processing facilities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $2.81 million and a Government of Ontario investment of $949,539.
Oct. 20, 2017 - Technoparc Montréal and FPInnovations today concluded the purchase of lands by FPInnovations for its establishment at the Technoparc de Montréal. The lands, totaling more than 360,000 square feet (33,400 square meters), are in the southern part of the Technoparc de Montréal, the Eco-campus Hubert Reeves section.
Oct. 19, 2017 - Do you have ideas the bioeconomy world needs to hear? Do have what it takes to communicate those ideas to senior executives, elected officials, academics and other industry leaders? Can you captivate an audience? If so, then we want to hear from you. The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is looking for speakers who can bring ideas to life.
Oct. 19, 2017 - The University of Arizona has received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new centre focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S.
Oct. 19, 2017 - A community in B.C. is encountering problems with a biomass boiler that was installed in 2013, causing some to question the value of the project.
Oct. 18, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), in partnership with Canadian Biomass magazine, has launched a new website dedicated to... wood pellet heat!
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