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.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT NS approves Crown timber for NewPage biomass The province of Nova Scotia has approved the sale of timber from Crown land to the proposed NewPage Port Hawkesbury biomass power facility in Cape Breton.
Nov. 3, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya – Governments should fit biofuels into an overall energy, climate, land-use, water, and agricultural strategy if their deployment is to benefit society, the economy, and the environment as a whole, concludes a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme’s International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management.
Nov. 3, 2009, Prince George, BC – The BC Bioenergy Network has announced funding of $52,500 to Initiatives Prince George to support the work of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT BC Bioenergy Network funds partnership The BC Bioenergy Network has announced funding of $ 52,500 to Initiatives Prince George to support the work of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership.
Nov. 3, 2009, Johnston, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has released a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the full advanced biofuel volume requirements mandated for 2010.
Nov. 3, 2009 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering whether to reduce the 100 million gallon mandate for cellulosic ethanol in 2010 because that amount might not be available, reports farmonline.com.
Nov. 2, 2009, Pembroke, ON - Biomass energy may be a replacement industry for areas where the forest industry is dying. The Daily Observer reports.
Oct. 30, 2009, Williams Lake, BC – The First Nations communities of Anaham, Redstone, Stone, and Toosey have purchased the Sigurdson Brothers Sawmill and are exploring the possibilities of reopening the mill and building a bioenergy plant, reports the Williams Lake Tribune.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT First Nations buy BC sawmill The First Nations communities of Anaham, Redstone, Stone, and Toosey have purchased a sawmill near Hanceville, British Columbia, and are exploring the possibilities of reopening the mill and building a bioenergy plant.
Oct. 28, 2009, Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance has launched an online commodity trading website for organic materials to help expand the development of the biomass economy in North Carolina.
Oct. 27, 2009, Winn, MI – Morbark, a manufacturer of wood reduction equipment, has forged an agreement with Heat Transfer International of Kentwood, Michigan.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Morbark and HTI form waste-to-power partnership Morbark, a manufacturer of wood reduction equipment, has forged an agreement with Heat Transfer International of Kentwood, Michigan.
Oct. 27, 2009, Prince George, BC – DelTech Industries is installing the first phase of district heating for the Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community, with district power to follow. The Prince George Citizen reports.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Recovery centre gets first phase of energy system DelTech Industries is installing the first phase of district heating for the Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community, with district power to follow.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Northern Ontario pellet project progresses Atikokan Renewable Fuels aims to take delivery of pellet mills in January 2010 to begin wood pellet production in March.
Oct. 26, 2009, Prince George, BC - Volunteers and donors help the Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community southwest of Prince George replace propane with a woody biomass heating system, reports the Prince George Citizen.
Oct. 23, 2009, Montreal – Dr. Esteban Chornet, Enerkem's co-founder and chief technology officer, received a Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the company was named one of Corporate Knights 2009’s Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders.
Oct. 23, 2009, Washington, D.C. – Treating renewable energy the same as fossil energy thwarts the goal of reducing climate change, says the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Alberta funds Otoka at Drayton Valley BioMile Scrap treetops and branches from forestry operations in Alberta will soon be converted to electricity at the Drayton Valley Energy Campus.
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