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March 11, 2018 - A lawsuit filed March 4 in the European General Court in Luxembourg takes issue with forest biomass provisions in the EU's 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which the plaintiffs claim harm forests and increase greenhouse gas emissions. 
March 7, 2019 - Canada produces about three million tonnes of wood pellets a year, putting us in second place globally. Almost all of what we produce is exported. Despite being one of the coldest countries on earth and wood pellets being a low-cost energy source, less than one per cent of Canadian homes and businesses are heated with wood pellets.
Feb. 27, 2019 - The Alberta government has unveiled the latest long-term targets for its Renewable Electricity Program (REP) that aims for 30 per cent renewable electricity in the province by 2030.
Feb.19, 2019 - Last year was a big one, both for the biomass industry and for us as a magazine.
Feb. 19, 2019 -The biomass boiler market is expected to exceed more than US$ 10 Billion by 2024; Growing at a CAGR of more than 18 per cent in the given forecast period, according to a report from Market Research Engine.
Feb. 12, 2019 - The federal government is investing up to $7 million in a biomass research cluster led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network. Funding for the research cluster will include an additional $3.1 million in contributions from industry, for a total investment of $10.1 million.
Feb. 8, 2019 - The demonstration plant at the power station, near Selby in North Yorkshire, U.K., is using innovative technology, developed by Leeds-based C-Capture, to capture a tonne of CO2 a day, during the pilot.
Feb. 7, 2019 - French utility EDF and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition recently approved a programme of work leading up to a decision on the Ecocombust project.
Feb. 4, 2019 -  As part of a global initiative, Budweiser Canada announced that it is now brewed with 100 per cent renewable electricity supported by Direct Energy, one of North America's largest retail providers of electricity and natural gas.
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the eighth annual Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth (SAAY) program.
Jan. 30, 2019 – Bosk Bioproducts has revolutionized the way that residuals from the pulp and paper industry can be used.
Jan. 29, 2018 – Lystek International, the Cambridge, Ont.-based provider of advanced biosolids management solutions, has executed an agreement to continue managing the City of North Battleford, Saskatchewan’s biosolids for another five years.
Jan. 28, 2019 – Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) recently announced that its consolidated subsidiary, SIGMA POWER Ariake Corporation (SPAC) has signed a collaboration agreement with Omuta City of Fukuoka Prefucture. Toshiba already announced that it has reinforced Toshiba Group’s capabilities for renewable energy generation with the construction of a new biomass power plant in Omuta City through SPAC.
Jan. 25, 2019 - The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power plant market. Whereas biomass subsidisation schemes have recently also experienced positive amendments in Europe, Asian countries are currently reducing this kind of support for the first time. This is one of the results of a new ecoprog market analysis.
Jan. 23, 2019 - Three First Nations in Northern BC are getting cash injections from the federal government to support biomass and forestry projects. 
Jan. 23, 2019 - There are many who believe that biomass is the future of Canada’s chemical industries. Bio-based products are redefining industrial and consumer products by integrating renewable, biological raw materials into a wide range of products including bio-plastics, surfactants, bio-lubricants, cosmetics, enzymes, and pharmaceuticals produced from non-food biomass and crops as well as waste streams.
Jan. 22, 2019 - The global wood pellet market size is projected to reach USD 15.47 billion by 2025 expanding at 9.2 per cent CAGR, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.
Jan. 17, 2019 - Nova Scotia has give the green light to waste-to-energy projects in the province.
Jan. 14, 2019 - Environmental advocacy group ClientEarth is suing the European Investment Bank (EIB) over a $69-million loan to build a biomass power plant in Galicia, Spain.
Jan. 14, 2019 -The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Portuguese scheme to support biomass energy installations located close to forest areas regarded as "critical", due to the risk of fires.

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