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Talk to me about wind power and I picture a great white turbine.  Wax poetic on solar energy and I see fields of long, black photovoltaic cells.  But biomass?  Well, there are wood chips, elephant grass, garbage, and chicken feces.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Possible pellet expansion in Alberta Dansons, a family-owned wood stove and barbeque maker and wood pellet distributor, has plans to build a wood pellet plant in Edson, Alberta, with joint-venture partner Sundance Forest Industries, producing 30,000 to 100,000 tonnes/year.
Nov. 30, 2009, Halifax – Nova Scotia papermaker NewPage Port Hawkesbury is fighting a public relations battle to change the perception that biomass energy projects lead to more clear-cutting of forests and greater air pollution, reports Roger Taylor of the Chronicle Herald. | READ MORE
Nov. 27, 2009, Toronto – The Ontario government has launched Stage II of its Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process for the use of about 11 million cubic metres of wood. Proposals must be submitted by 4 March 2010.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Wood supply competition launched in Ontario The Ontario government has launched Stage II of its Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process for the use of about 11 million cubic metres of wood. Proposals must be submitted by March 4, 2010.
Nov. 27, 2009 – Nova Scotia Power president and CEO Rob Bennett says that government regulations are behind the push to develop renewable power projects. The Telegraph-Journal reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 27, 2009 – According to a press release from Biofuelwatch and Global Justice Ecology Project, a biochar company was taken to court by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of involvement in a Ponzi scheme targeting mainly elderly people.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Biochar company charged in Ponzi scheme According to a press release from Biofuelwatch and Global Justice Ecology Project, a biochar company was taken to court by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of involvement in a Ponzi scheme targeting mainly elderly people.
Nov. 26, 2009, Colville, WA – A fast-moving fire at Vaagen Brothers Lumber has seriously damaged the company’s 3-MW cogeneration turbine, reports the Statesman Examiner. | READ MORE
Nov. 25, 2009, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy have selected projects to receive more than $24 million in grants to research and develop technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value bio-based products.
Nov. 25, 2009, Vancouver – The BC Bioenergy Network, First Nations Energy and Mining Council, and First Nations Forestry Council are entering into a strategic agreement to further the development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in British Columbia.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT BC Bioenergy Network, First Nations collaborate The BC Bioenergy Network, First Nations Energy and Mining Council, and First Nations Forestry Council are entering into a strategic agreement to further the development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in British Columbia.
Nov. 25, 2009, Prince George, BC – The Lakes District Native Economic Development Corporation, the Burns Lake Band, and Pristine Power have signed an agreement to develop a bioenergy plant near Burns Lake, British Columbia, provided that a BC Hydro contract and a fibre supply can be obtained, reports the Prince George Citizen. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Burns Lake bioenergy plant in planning stage The Lakes District Native Economic Development Corporation, the Burns Lake Band, and Pristine Power have signed an agreement to develop a bioenergy plant near Burns Lake, British Columbia.
Nov. 25, 2009, Laconia, NH – The North Country Resource Conservation and Development Council of New Hampshire has launched a project to create a civic decision-making tool for evaluating the viability of wood biomass district heating systems for local communities.
Nov. 23, 2009, Minneapolis, MN – Honeywell has announced a $79-million renewable energy and building retrofit program with Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Nov. 20, 2009, Rapid City, SD – KL Energy’s Upton, Wyoming, cellulosic ethanol facility has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biomass production facility under the U.S. Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT U.S. wood ethanol gets biomass crop assistance KL Energy’s Upton, Wyoming, cellulosic ethanol facility has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biomass production facility under the U.S. Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
Nov. 20, 2009, Houston, TX – Global energy price reporting agency Argus has expanded its existing coverage of U.S. biomass markets.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT U.S. biomass market report expands Global energy price reporting agency Argus has expanded its existing coverage of U.S. biomass markets.

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