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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.
June 19, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and her government’s $2 billion dollars in federal funds over the next five years for the Low Carbon Economy Fund. Details are as follows:
June 15, 2017 - Ottawa is giving Canadians and Canadian companies a $2-billion incentive to reduce their emissions and make their homes and buildings more efficient.
June 15, 2017 - Greenbelt Resources Corporation has announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) with Prosys Biorefining Systems, LLC to license its proprietary ECOsystem biorefinering technology to convert lemna (duckweed) and microalgae into renewable products.
June 15, 2017 - When Bluenose Academy, a Grade P-9 school in Lunenburg, N.S., was built seven years ago it was the greenest building in Atlantic Canada and achieved LEED Gold certification. One major factor that helped the three-storey building obtain its LEED Gold status was the decision to install a Viessmann Pyrot 540kW wood pellet-fuelled biomass hot water boiler as the school’s primary source of heat for fuelling the school’s hydronic heating system. Fast-forward to present day and that boiler is still offering golden returns to the school and its 500-plus students.
June 7, 2017 - FPInnovations welcomes the Federal Government's announcement of support to Canada's forest sector for market and product diversification and forestry-based indigenous communities.
June 6, 2017 - International technology Group Andritz has signed a contract for acquisition of Paperchine Inc., owned by AstenJohnson Holdings Ltd., headquartered in Charleston, S.C.
May 31, 2017 - A U.S. high purity cellulose company acquiring a Canadian forestry one, while a potentially new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) looms overhead, has raised a few questions.
May 30, 2017 - U.K.-based Active Energy Group has entered into an agreement in principle with Newfoundland and Labrador with the end goal of building a biomass fuel plant to produce the company's product, CoalSwitch.
May 30, 2017 - Export Development Canada has issued its third and largest green bond, priced at $500 million, that will support sustainable Canadian businesses working to scale up their businesses.
May 29, 2017 - Proponents leading the development of a bioeconomy supercluster welcome the federal government's launch of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Such superclusters will help specific high potential Canadian economic strengths to advance technical platforms to enhance their world leadership position. The Canadian bioeconomy covers a wide range of Canadian traditional and non-traditional bio-sourced industrial sectors that employ more than two million Canadians and generates sales of $300 billion for our country.
May 29, 2017 - The federal government recently announced that it is implementing a federal carbon tax starting at $10 per metric tonne in 2018, which will increase by $10 per metric tonne of GHG emissions every year until hitting the $50 per metric tonne mark in 2022.
May 25, 2017 - Yvon Pelletier, chairman of the board of directors for FPInnovations, announced that Pierre Lapointe will be stepping down from his position as president and CEO.
May 25, 2017 - Things are heating up at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus with news of a substantial rejuvenation of the 30-year old biomass energy plant and steam distribution system.
May 24, 2017 - A London-based shoe company has partnered with San Diego-based Bloom, a company that produces foam from algae, to create shoes made with algal biomass.
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.
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