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Jan. 2, 2019 - Pulpmills in five of the nine major pulp-producing regions of North America have seen their wood fibre costs go up over the past year, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review. In the 3Q/18, average market prices for wood chips and pulplogs were highest in Interior BC and US Northwest, while pulpmills in the US South, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces had the lowest wood costs.
Dec. 26, 2018 - In January we predicted 2018 would usher in the bio-age, and given the volume of good news Canadian Biomass has covered over the past 12 months, we’re standing behind that sentiment. It has been an exciting year for the industry, filled with new projects, facilities and solutions to challenges.
Dec. 20, 2018 - Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) today welcomed the release of the federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) Regulatory Design Paper, and the draft regulatory framework of the Output Based Pricing Standard (OBPS). These ambitious policies mark two essential steps necessary to achieving the Government of Canada's Paris Accord commitments on greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.
Dec. 19, 2018 – Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada will soon open applications for its 2019 Green Jobs wage-match program that helps fund student employment in the forest and conservation sectors.
Dec. 20, 2018 - Valmet will supply automation technology to Pori Energia Oy's Aittaluoto biomass power plant in Pori, Finland. The target of the company's Aittaluoto 2020 project is to replace the outdated low-efficiency power plant processes, decrease the use of fossil fuels in energy production, and meet the operational requirements of the industry in the area. The modernization will decrease the CO2 emissions of the Aittaluoto power plant by 88,000 tons annually. Valmet's automation will improve plant availability and emissions control.
Dec. 19, 2018 - Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus (AC) in Truro, N.S., officially opened its renewed $26.5-million Biomass Energy Plant, made possible, in part, through the Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program. The plant will not only meet campus thermal needs with energy, it will also provide Nova Scotia Power with electricity.
Dec. 14, 2018 – A survey of Canadian industrial bioproducts companies has revealed that a more intensive communications strategy is necessary to bring to light successes and opportunities for investors in this emerging sector of the Canadian economy.
Dec. 13, 2018 – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry recently released a report examining the impact of climate change and carbon pricing on forestry, agriculture and agri-food sectors. The report, called "Feast or Fame: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry," also makes several recommendations for the federal government to follow to support these industries as they work towards meeting Canada's emissions reduction targets.  
Dec. 10, 2018 - Nominations are now open for the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards until Dec. 21. The Awards showcase successful Canadian biogas projects and individual efforts providing well deserved recognition while demonstrating that biogas technology and its benefits are proven and reliable in many applications across the country.
Dec. 7, 2018 – To promote greener heating solutions, create new jobs and boost the local economy, the government of Canada is investing $1,432,000 in a forestry initiative in Yukon.
Dec. 4, 2018 - Lystek International has announced a multi-year (up to 10 year) contract was formally executed between the Cambridge, Ont.-based provider of advanced biosolids management solutions and its long-term customer, the City of Guelph, Ont. This is an especially rewarding agreement due to the fact that the first installation of the now market-leading, low temperature Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) was demonstrated and commercialized in partnership with the forward-thinking city a little over 10 years ago.
Nov. 27, 2018 - According to a WorkSafeBC report, a worker at West Fraser’s Chasm Sawmill division was doing maintenance work inside a 50 by 80 feet high, 30-foot wide wood shavings bin when he was engulfed by sawdust and needed to be rescued.
Nov. 27, 2018 - FPInnovations applauds the federal government's Fall Economic Statement tabled Wednesday in the House of Commons by Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. The sweeping Statement pledges to accelerate support for business innovation, invest in clean technology, increase exports, invest in middle-class jobs and remove trade barriers within Canada. Notably, $100 million will focus on providing support to the forest sector.
Nov. 21, 2018 - The Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S., has upgraded its biomass energy plant by adding an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system.
Nov. 20, 2018 – BioVectra has been named Canada’s biotech company of the year. The Charlottetown, P.E.I-based company, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer, received the BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Award for Company of the Year at a ceremony earlier this week.
Nov. 16, 2018 – The federal government is giving SiliCycle, a manufacturer of silica-based products, a repayable contribution of $1 million from Canada Economic Development (CED) for Quebec. The company wants to develop and commercialize products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass.
Nov. 12, 2018 - A local heating company is proposing the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital switch from diesel-generated electric heating to a wood-fired biomass boiler.
Nov. 9, 2018 - The Canadian government announced it plans to reinvest money allocated to Ontario as part of its Low Carbon Economy Fund after the Ontario government cancelled the cap and trade program last week.
Nov. 1, 2018 - The federal government is proposing a change to its carbon tax plan that would reduce the pollution fines on coal-burning power stations. 
Nov. 1, 2018 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October 23 announcement – that revenues from his government’s soon-to-be-implemented carbon tax will be returned to households that pay it – appears to have tilted public opinion slightly in favour of the pricing plan.

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