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NEWS HIGHLIGHT Raven Biofuels shares its future plans Raven Biofuels International aims to proceed with the development of its biorefinery project in British Columbia in the first quarter of 2010.
Jan. 4, 2010, Quebec City – A “green” neighbourhood being designed for Quebec City includes plans for a woody biomass heating system. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Cité Verte plans for biomass heat A “green” neighbourhood being designed for Quebec City includes plans for a woody biomass heating system.
Dec. 31, 2009, Atlanta, GA – Raven Biofuels International Corporation announces a Canadian partner, Raven Biofuels Ltd, to advance its production technologies for biofuels and renewable chemicals and develop Canadian projects.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Studying biomass harvest economics Tembec is conducting operational trials on the economics of removing biomass from Ontario Crown forests.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Biomass harvesting and forest biodiversity Beetle species that live off dead wood and fungi may be at risk from clear-cutting and wholesale removal of biomass.
Dec. 29, 2009, Halifax – Nova Scotia awaits the release of a final report on how to expand its renewable energy supply while the biomass debate continues, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Nova Scotia to receive renewable energy report Nova Scotia awaits the release of a final report on how to expand its renewable energy supply while the biomass debate continues.
    Dec. 29, 2009, Williams Lake, BC – Pioneer Biomass, a new subsidiary of the Pioneer Group, has received federal and provincial funding for a wood fibre supply business.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT New biomass company in Cariboo region Pioneer Biomass, a new subsidiary of the Pioneer Group, has received federal and provincial funding for a wood fibre supply business in British Columbia.
Dec. 29, 2009, Prince Albert, SK – Iogen has confirmed that talks regarding Domtar’s Prince Albert pulp mill are currently stopped, reports the Prince Albert Daily Herald. | READ MORE
Dec. 29, 2009, Prince Albert, SK – Domtar has announced that it will continue to dismantle its Prince Albert pulp mill, raising questions about the mill’s future use by Iogen to produce cellulosic ethanol, reports the Regina Leader-Post. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Prince Albert pulp mill faces demolition Domtar has announced that it will continue to dismantle its Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, pulp mill, raising questions about the mill’s future use by Iogen to produce cellulosic ethanol.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Texas company proposes BC pellet plant Houston, Texas-based Zilkha Biomass Energy is exploring the possibility of building a plant at Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, to produce wood pellets for export to Europe.
Dec. 23, 2009, Maine – Suppliers of approved biomass conversion facilities in Maine have received $44 million in the first three weeks of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, reports WABI-TV5. | READ MORE
Dec. 22, 2009, Boston, MA – For biofuels and biomaterials to replace conventional fuels and materials, they need to be competitive with petroleum-based products in cost, properties, and scale.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT SFK Pulp to increase renewable energy output SFK Pulp Fund has won a biomass power tender call issued by Hydro-Québec and will be increasing its renewable energy production capacity at its Saint-Félicien mill by an additional 9.5 MW.
Dec. 21, 2009, Montreal – Hydro-Québec has accepted eight bids for a total of 60.7 MW in response to its April 14 call to purchase power generated by biomass cogeneration in Quebec.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Hydro-Québec accepts bids for 60.7 MW of cogen Hydro-Québec has accepted eight bids for a total of 60.7 MW in response to its April 14 call to purchase power generated by biomass cogeneration in Quebec.
Dec. 21, 2009, Halifax – Debate among stakeholders continues over the use of biomass to produce power in Nova Scotia, reports the Canadian Press. | READ MORE

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