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Sep. 23, 2009 - IEA Bioenergy has published an executive summary of its report Bioenergy – a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT NB sawmills consider pellet plants At least two New Brunswick sawmill companies are considering adding pellet plants to make use of the residual sawdust.
Sep. 21, 2009, Ottawa – Canada’s largest bioenergy conference is taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, this year. The Canadian Bioenergy Association’s annual business-to-business conference and trade show will address the theme “Delivering Canada’s Biomass Economy” on October 20-22, 2009.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Canbio conference to showcase market opportunities Canada’s largest bioenergy conference is taking place in Edmonton, Alta., this year. The Canadian Bioenergy Association’s annual business-to-business conference and trade show will address the theme “Delivering Canada’s Biomass Economy.”
Sep. 21, 2009, London, Ontario - Comet Biorefining has applied for a patent for its cellulosic sugar technology. The technology produces cellulosic sugar from a wide range of biomass such as wood chips, switchgrass, and corncobs for direct conversion to biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol.
Sep. 15, 2009, Montreal – The City of Edmonton and Government of Alberta held a sod-turning event, attended by partner Enerkem, to signify the start of construction on a joint advanced energy research facility.
Sep. 15, 2009, Vancouver - Nexterra Systems Corp. has been selected by the City of Stamford, Connecticut, to develop a biomass gasification system for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority. The energy system will supply Stamford with clean renewable thermal energy that will reduce Stamford's fuel costs and carbon footprint.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Nexterra to develop biomass gasification for wastewater treatment Nexterra Systems Corp. has been selected by the City of Stamford, Conn., to develop a biomass gasification system for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority.
Sep. 15, 2009, New York - Energy market research publisher SBI has released a new report: Global Biofuels Market: Opportunities, Emerging Technologies, and Production. Offering a current and comprehensive treatment of the biofuels market, SBI delves into the global efforts to develop technologies that improve the refining processes associated with many different types of biofuels and their growing consumption among nations throughout the next few decades.
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.
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