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Oct. 23, 2018 - Ottawa will be enforcing a federal carbon tax next year in provinces that have not already developed their own versions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.
Oct. 22, 2018 - It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
Oct. 18, 2018 - The federal government is spending $686,000 to help fund an Indigenous bioheat project in Hazelton, B.C. The funding is the first to be announced under the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program.
Oct. 17, 2018 - WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect today.
Oct. 15, 2018 – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a national not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ont., with a goal to help Canada become a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable technologies, and Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Riviéres (IDETR), an economic development agency incorporated under the laws of Quebec, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Oct. 12, 2018 – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, BioNova, along with government officials and industry leaders, unveiled BioFuture 2030, the first industry-led economic strategy to grow Nova Scotia’s health and life sciences sector.
Oct. 9, 2018 - Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.
Oct. 5, 2018 – Valmet will supply a biomass boiler to Greenalia's new Curtis-Teixeiro biomass power plant in Teixeiro, Spain. With Valmet's boiler technology, the plant will be able to supply power in an efficient and sustainable way.
Most Canadian magazine launches fail within a few issues. Canada is simply a small market to attempt to carve out a successful media niche. When it happens, success is a delicate mix of timing, intuition, a keen understanding of the market, and good content. Oh yeah, and luck.
Oct. 3, 2018 - To mark Canadian Biomass' 10th anniversary, we asked four industry leaders to comment on the past 10 years of development in the biomass industry and reflect on what the next 10 years holds for Canada's bioeconomy. Here's what they had to say:
Oct. 3, 2018 - Ten years is barely a blip in the histories of industries such as forestry, mining or oil and gas, but for the young biomass industry in Canada, a lot has happened in 10 years.
Oct. 2, 2018 - Natural Products Canada and BioAlberta have joined forces to help companies, investors, researchers and others participate in the expanding opportunities in naturally-derived products and solutions.
Oct. 1, 2018 - BioNB, New Brunswick’s bioscience agency, awarded Dr. Diane Botelho the New Brunswick Bioscience Achievement Award on Thursday Sept. 27 at the annual industry event, Innovation at the Market. Over 100 members of the business and research community gathered for the presentation of the award and the celebration of the substantial growth experienced by the province’s bioscience sector in recent years.
Oct. 1, 2018 - Imagine we could replace 90 per cent of the oil-produced products we consume with products derived instead from biomass. Well, in fact, paints, plastics, solvents, personal care products, fuels, and energy can all be developed using bio-based chemistry.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Starting in November, Ontario's government for the people will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help the province lay out a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.
Sept. 27, 2018 - To celebrate Global Biotechnology Week (Sept. 24-30) and the New Brunswick bioscience community, BioNB, is pleased to recognize one individual or organization’s outstanding contributions with the 2018 New Brunswick Bioscience Achievement Award. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and promotion of bioscience in the province of New Brunswick.
Sept. 26, 2018 - Turboden has signed an agreement with Centrale del Latte di Brescia, the municipal dairy in Brescia, Italy, for installation of the first high-temperature cogeneration ORC plant in the world – Steam & Power ORC System (ST&P ORC System).
Sept. 26, 2018 - Ontario must have a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions, says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Climate Action in Ontario: What’s Next? shows why Ontario’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions went down from 2005 to 2016. But the government’s recent halt to climate programs could reverse that trend, and throw away the lowest cost pathways to a sustainable economy.
Sept. 25, 2018 -Atlantic Power Corporation has executed an agreement to acquire two biomass plants in South Carolina from EDF Renewables Inc. for $13 million. The Allendale plant is located in Allendale and the Dorchester plant in Harleyville. Each of the plants has a capacity of 20 megawatts.
Sept. 24, 2018 - Enerkem Inc. announced last week at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter.

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