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Sep. 14, 2009 - Despite the expected slow recovery of the forest sector, the increasing development of bioenergy indicates that the forest industry is evolving. However, governments should take care that bioenergy policies do not hinder the use of similar resources by existing industries such as pulp and paper. These and other thoughts on the current status of the Canadian forest industry were given by Avrim Lazar, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, in a recent address at the University of Northern British Columbia.
Sep. 9, 2009, Vancouver - Biomass Secure Power and the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) have signed an agreement to build a biomass-fueled cogeneration power plant and a pellet mill in British Columbia.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Cogen and pellet plant joint venture signed Biomass Secure Power and the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) have signed an agreement to build a biomass-fueled cogeneration power plant and a pellet mill.
Sep. 9, 2009 - Prince George-based Pacific Bioenergy has purchased the Kitwanga Lumber Company, located in Kitwanga, north of Terrace, British Columbia. Its intentions are to restart the sawmill and build a pellet plant nearby to use the mill and associated forestry waste wood. The Prince George Free Press reports.
Sep. 9, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario government has announced that it will close two of the eight 500-MW coal-fuelled units at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Nanticoke Generating Station on Lake Erie and two of the four 500-MW coal units at OPG's Lambton Generating Station near Sarnia.
Sep. 9, 2009, Toronto - Ontario Power Generation is preparing to close four coal-fueled power units in 2010, four years ahead of the 2014 target. This milestone launches Ontario's 10 steps to transition the province to electricity generated from green energy.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Ontario to close 4 coal-fired generating units Ontario Power Generation is preparing to close four coal-fueled power units in 2010, four years ahead of the 2014 target.
Sep. 9, 2009 - Western Biomass Power Corp. and the Tsilhqot’in National Government are waiting to find out whether BC Hydro will accept their proposal under phase two of the second call for power in order to built a 60-megawatt power generation facility in Hanceville, reports the Williams Lake Tribune.
Sep. 1, 2009, Eagle Lake, Ontario – The Eagle Lake First Nation was recently awarded $829,000 in federal funding under the Community Adjustment Fund.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Two Feathers Forest Products receives federal funding The Eagle Lake First Nation was recently awarded 829,000 dollars in federal funding under the Community Adjustment Fund.
Aug. 27, 2009 - The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry has released a discussion paper to guide public comment on modernizing Ontario's forest tenure and pricing system.
Aug. 26, 2009, Vancouver - The British Columbia Utilities Commission has accepted the utility's electricity purchase agreements with four biomass projects, BC Hydro announced recently.
Aug. 26, 2009 - Industry Groupe Savoie's pellet plant will guarantee the firm a market for its sawmill residues and wood chips if others dry up, president says.
Aug. 24, 2009 – Canada's largest wood-pelleting facility broke ground Thursday led by owners Stan and Dan Stasko, brothers with Cornwall roots.
Aug. 24, 2009, Halifax – Nova Scotia Power’s ability to meet renewable energy targets was thrown in question Wednesday after the province’s regulator rejected its request to approve a proposal that would see the utility burn waste wood to create electricity.
Aug. 24, 2009 – The widespread excitement surrounding the biofuels market opportunity has been tempered somewhat by its many challenges.
Vancouver, BC – Biomass Secure Power is obtaining the necessary approvals to build a 10-megawatt co-generation plant in Abbotsford, BC. 
Montreal, QC – Enerkem Inc.’s first commercial-scale biofuels and biochemicals plant is entering the start-up phase with the production of clean, conditioned synthesis gas.
Paramus, NJ – In November 2008, Raven Biofuels International Corporation entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kamloops Indian Band (KIB) of Kamloops, BC
Jeffrey Rader Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply an alternative fuel material handling and boiler feed system in Jeonju, South Korea.

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