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Jan. 13, 2010, BC – Sawmill curtailments in central British Columbia are being blamed on the economic recession, the increasing value of the Canadian dollar, and effects of the mountain pine beetle infestation. | READ MORE
Jan. 12, 2010, Charlottetown, PEI – A recent ministerial tour of four privately operated biomass facilities will give the government valuable information on the potential and challenges of using farm and forest products as an energy source, says Prince Edward Island's Environment, Energy, and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT PEI Ministers tour bioenergy projects A recent ministerial tour of four privately operated biomass facilities will give the government valuable information on the potential and challenges of using farm and forest products as an energy source, says Prince Edward Island's Environment, Energy, and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.
Jan. 12, 2010, Atlanta, GA – Raven Biofuels International Corporation’s Canadian development partner Raven Biofuels Ltd and its joint venture partner Kamloops Indian Band have hired Sandwell Engineering to evaluate the Kamloops, British Columbia-based Tk'emlups Biorefinery project.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Engineering firm to evaluate Tk'emlups Biorefinery Raven Biofuels International Corporation’s Canadian development partner Raven Biofuels Ltd and its joint venture partner Kamloops Indian Band have hired Sandwell Engineering to evaluate the Kamloops, British Columbia-based Tk'emlups Biorefinery project.
Jan. 12, 2010, Milltown, IN – The millionaire owner of an oil company has joined with a community group to oppose a biomass power plant in Crawford County, Indiana, reports the Courier-Journal. | READ MORE
Jan. 11, 2010, Seattle, WA – In an effort to increase renewable energy, the U.S. government implemented the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will subsidize the collection of biomass in 2010 and 2011. More than $500 million has been allocated for the first three months of 2010. However, there is uncertainty about how much additional biomass will enter the market as a result of the program.
Jan. 8, 2010, Toronto – Forest, paper, and fibre-based packaging companies face a changed world requiring fundamental transformation within the industry, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of industry CEOs worldwide.
Jan. 8, 2010, Oklahoma – U.S. researchers have developed a new catalyst that may improve the pyrolysis-oil-to-gasoline conversion process, but testing under real-world scenarios is still required, reports Chemistry World. | READ MORE
Jan. 8, 2010, Toronto – Compared to Europe, Canada’s electricity costs are downright cheap, but Ontario power users complain about subsidizing renewable energy. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Syntec & EERC develop biobutanol from biomass Vancouver-based Syntec Biofuel has entered into a joint development program with the Energy & Environmental Research Center for converting a wide variety of biomass and waste into biobutanol.
Jan. 7, 2010, Greenville, SC – The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has released a biomass-related request for pre-proposals that closes on February 12, 2010.
Jan. 7, 2010, Memphis, TN – South Carolina-based ArborGen has requested U.S. Department of Agriculture permission to sell fast-growing eucalyptus that has been genetically engineered to be more freeze tolerant to survive southern U.S. winters. | READ MORE
Jan. 6, 2010, Houston, TX – A report by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy cites economic, environmental, and logistical shortcomings of U.S. biofuels policies.
Jan. 6, 2010, Charlotte, NC – When passed, the U.S. Biomass Crop Assistance Program was forecast to cost $70 million over five years, but funding for the first quarter of 2010 has been reported at $500 million dollars, raising questions about the future of the program. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Funding costs skyrocket for U.S. BCAP When passed, the U.S. Biomass Crop Assistance Program was forecast to cost $ 70 million over five years, but funding for the first quarter of 2010 has been reported at $ 500 million dollars, raising questions about the future of the program.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Nipissing First Nation proposes pellets Nipissing First Nation has a small forestry company it hopes to expand into a wood pellet operation.
Jan. 6, 2010, Grand Forks, ND, & Bellingham, WA – The University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corporation are getting closer to commercializing a novel cellulosic biofuel technology.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT New cellulosic biofuel technology advances The University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corporation are getting closer to commercializing a novel cellulosic biofuel technology.
Jan. 6, 2010, Atlanta, GA – Raven Biofuels International aims to proceed with the development of its biorefinery project in British Columbia in the first quarter of 2010.

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