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Feb. 16, 2018 - The federal government is looking to fund projects that will reduce reliance on diesel fuel in rural and remote communities, most of which are Indigenous. 
Feb. 14, 2018 - Prodesa, the leading company in designing and building complete pellet production plants, and FutureMetrics, the leading consultancy to the pellet sector, are teaming up under a new partnership agreement. Under the agreement, FutureMetrics operations expert, John Swaan, will lead a team that trains the operators of new Prodesa pellet plants throughout the startup and commissioning phases of the project.
Jan. 5, 2018 - “It’s clear we’re at the threshold of the bio-age.”
Feb. 2, 2018 - Duke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50 MW biomass facility in North Carolina, continuing the company's pursuit to diversify its electricity mix with biomass and alternative energy.
Feb. 1, 2018 - Chief Donny Van Somer of the Kwadacha Nation can still vividly recall the moment almost seven years ago when he first began thinking about the possibility of reducing his community’s carbon footprint with renewable energy.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Enerkem has signed an agreement with China's Sinobioway Group worth over $125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China by 2035. The announcement was made in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, during his China trade mission.
Jan. 17, 2018 - Ottawa is funding six forestry and biomass projects in B.C. in an effort to encourage innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Jan. 16, 2018 - Today, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) announced the 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge – a global call for innovators to propose solutions to help Ontario industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution.
Jan. 16, 2018 - The District of Chester is looking to become the first Nova Scotia municipality to install an anaerobic digester to convert its organic waste into power.
Jan. 12, 2018 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has named Sarnia, Ont.-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) one of Canada's Resource Champions.
Jan. 11, 2018 - On Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, hundreds will gather at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre (77 Woodstream Boulevard, Vaughan, Ont.) to celebrate nominees of the 8th Annual Powering for Prosperity Ontario Sustainable Energy Awards, hosted by award-winning comedian, actress and author Carla Collins.
Jan. 9, 2018 - The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today confirmed how it intends to implement the phase-out of coal power generation in the U.K.
Jan. 8, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont., often called chemical valley, is successfully turning into biochemical valley thanks to an unprecedented number of bio-industry projects announced last year.
Jan. 5, 2018 - German utility RWE is asking the Dutch government to consider converting the country's five last coal power plant to biomass instead of closing the doors. The government plans to shut down the plants by 2030. 
Jan. 2, 2018 - The B.C. government is providing $160,000 to the District of Clearwater to install a wood-chip fuelled boiler system at a community sports complex.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Looking back at 2017 – Canada's 150th birthday – there were many notable success stories for Canadian biomass companies, and over the year we were able to visit a handful of projects and share those stories with our readers. 
Dec. 19, 2017 - Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) today announced an ARCTIC Innovation Challenge to find technologies that will convert the by-products associated with producing renewable natural gas (RNG) into commercially viable products, such as organic fertilizer.
Dec. 19, 2017 - FutureMetrics projects that Japanese demand for biomass fuels – including wood pellets, palm kernel shells (PKS), domestic biomass, and imported woodchips – will increase 351 per cent from 2017 to 2025 as Japan embraces biomass as a significant part of its energy future. Wood pellet demand alone is projected to reach nearly 10 million tonnes by 2025.
Dec. 18, 2017 - WorkSafeNB is investigating after a biomass boiler explosion sent three people to the hospital in Edmundston, N.B.
Dec. 14, 2017 - Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) congratulates Environment and Climate Change Canada on their release of the preliminary Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulatory framework, serving as a critical step to achieve the Government of Canada’s ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 megatonnes, by 2030.
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