March 28, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in Wednesday's federal budget.
March 28, 2017 - Tembec has announced a four-year $136-million capital investment program in its Quebec facilities to improve competitiveness, centred on its specialty cellulose pulp operation at the Temiscaming manufacturing site.
March 23, 2017 - The federal government’s 2017 budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau yesterday includes large sums to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels and develop clean technology.
March 23, 2017 - Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal budget included commitments of $715 million over 11 years for Indigenous participation in renewable energy projects including the move away from diesel fuels, and today a new network was launched to accelerate their work.
March 22, 2017 - Two B.C. companies that have developed unique biomass solutions for the agriculture industry are among the four winners of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and the BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Challenge.
March 21, 2017 - A recent report on the carbon neutrality of biomass has ruffled some feathers in the biomass community.
March 20, 2017 - Candaxa Energy, a renewable fuels company based in Calgary, is pitching to city councillors the idea of Calgary Transit switching to renewable diesel.
March 17, 2017 - A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It’s using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass.
March 16, 2017 - What is the cost of cap and trade on the greenhouse industry in Ontario? Ecostrat has published a white paper that outlines the cost of the tax that was imposed in Ontario on Jan. 1, 2017.
March 14, 2017 - The federal government has committed up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage.
March 14, 2017 - A recent report by UK think-tank ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on global climate adds to the increasing number of misleading statements in the context of EU discussions about its energy future.
March 9, 2017 - Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and a flue gas cleaning system to Kushiro Thermal Power Plant Inc. located in the city of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. The new boiler plant will enable the customer to achieve a stable power supply at extremely high thermal efficiency.
March 6, 2017 - Providing misleading, inaccurate, and sometime outright fiction as facts could be called propaganda. With overtones of Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term "alternative facts" has recently been coined.
March 6, 2017 - To support the steady growth of its Industrial Equipment Group, Premier Tech will inject $7 million into expanding one of the plants at its campus in Rivière-du-Loup. That investment is required due to the great demand for its automated packaging systems manufactured in Rivière-du-Loup and exported primarily to the Americas. The multiple acquisitions over the last few years in this sector are also greatly contributing to the need for increasing the company's manufacturing capacity.
March 2, 2017 - A group of mayors from northern Ontario and Quebec has signed a historic Boreal Forest Alliance Agreement to unify lobbying efforts in support of forestry activities.
March 2, 2017 - REAC Group Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Patriot Bioenergy Corporation has acquired Pikeville, Kentucky based Charro Development, LLC.
Feb. 28, 2017 - The U.K.'s Renewable Energy Association issued a statement in response to the Chatham House report that questioned the carbon neutrality of biomass.
Feb. 28, 2017 - A London-based international affairs think tank has published a report that challenges the assumption of most renewable energy policy frameworks to treat biomass as carbon-neutral at the point of combustion.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Researchers from McGill and Health Canada are linking air pollution from wood burning to increased risk of heart attacks in seniors.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Mercer International has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a biomass power plant, near Friesau, Germany for approximately $55.1 million plus defined working capital of approximately $9 million.
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