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Nov. 18, 2009, Vancouver – Dynamotive Energy Systems has received a new order for bio-oil from a U.S.-based client.
Nov. 18, 2009, Portland, OR – The U.S. Treasury is allocating $30 million in new markets tax credits to forestry and biomass initiatives that create economic, social, and environmental benefit in the U.S. Northwest’s rural and disadvantaged communities.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT U.S. Northwest gets forestry, biomass tax credits The U.S. Treasury is allocating $ 30 million in new markets tax credits to forestry and biomass initiatives that create economic, social, and environmental benefit in the U.S. Northwest’s rural and disadvantaged communities.
Nov. 17, 2009, Ottawa – A newly released report from the Canadian Boreal Initiative shows that the global significance of Canada’s boreal forest, which stores nearly twice as much carbon per hectare as tropical forests, has been vastly underestimated.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Canada's boreal forest important for carbon storage A newly released report from the Canadian Boreal Initiative shows that the global significance of Canada’s boreal forest has been vastly underestimated.
Nov. 13, 2009 – Local groups fear that a proposed 60-MW biomass power plant on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, would result in large-scale clearcutting, reports the Chronicle Herald. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Nova Scotia biomass power proposal criticized Local group fear that a proposed 60-MW biomass power plant on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, would result in large-scale clearcutting.
Nov. 13, 2009, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Pellet Fuels Institute, and Alliance for Green Heat briefed an audience of U.S. policymakers about the cost-effectiveness of biomass heating with the aim of bringing subsidies for home heating more into line with those for solar and geothermal heating. | READ MORE
NEWS HIGHLIGHT U.S. policymakers learn about biomass heating The U.S. Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Pellet Fuels Institute, and Alliance for Green Heat briefed an audience of U.S. policymakers about the cost-effectiveness of biomass heating.
Nov. 13, 2009, New York – Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have discovered a beneficial use for carbon dioxide in the conversion of biomass such as grass and bark into fuel.
  NEWS HIGHLIGHT $ 7 million in funding for Groupe Savoie pellets The federal and New Brunswick governments are making a $ 7-million investment in Groupe Savoie.
Nov. 9, 2009, Plaster Rock, NB – Fraser Papers’ lumbermill in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, is scheduled to restart operations on November 16, 2009.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Fraser Papers to restart upgraded lumbermill Fraser Papers’ lumbermill in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, is scheduled to restart operations on Nov. 16, 2009.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT CN wood pellet traffic grows CN rail is on track to haul more than 800,000 tons of wood pellets this year and sees more opportunities in the future for this source of heating energy.
Nov. 6, 2009, Ithaca, NY – Biomass district heating is the topic of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County’s annual meeting to be held on Nov. 18, 2009.
Nov. 6, 2009, Ferndale, WA – Renewable bioenergy company Sea 2 Sky Corporation has received the endorsement of the Lake Babine Indian Nation of Burns Lake, British Columbia, to proceed with agreements to develop the biomass resources of the Lake Babine area for alternative energy uses in North America.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT BC First Nation endorses Sea 2 Sky for biomass Renewable bioenergy company Sea 2 Sky Corporation has received the endorsement of the Lake Babine Indian Nation of Burns Lake, British Columbia.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Michigan pellet company is booming Michigan Wood Pellet Fuel is increasing its production and workforce to keep up with pellet demand, and is producing at 100% of capacity.
Nov. 4, 2009, Des Plaines, IL – Italian power company Industria e Innovazione has selected Envergent Technologies’ rapid thermal processing technology for the development of a facility to convert biomass into pyrolysis oil for renewable power generation.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Envergent’s pyrolysis process chosen for power Italian power company Industria e Innovazione has selected Envergent Technologies’ rapid thermal processing technology for the development of a facility to convert biomass into pyrolysis oil for renewable power generation.

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