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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.
Sept. 13, 2018 - Thompson Rivers University (TRU) chemistry professor Dr. Kingsley Donkor has been awarded $350,000 for his research program that is designed to turn waste into fertilizer.
Sept. 11, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of seven projects that will receive up to $10 million towards the research and development of technologies that enable small-to-midsize manufacturers to use combined heat and power (CHP) systems to provide services to the electric grid.
Sept. 7, 2018 - Eight semi-finalists have been chosen to compete in the BioInnovation Challenge (BIC), BioNova’s regional health and life sciences business competition, which will be held in Halifax on Nov. 7 during BioPort 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre.
Sept. 4, 2018 - U.S. bulk pellet fuel delivery company and boiler manufacturer Maine Energy Systems has announced the retirement of Harry “Dutch” Dresser, a founding director who helped form the company in 2008.
Aug. 22, 2018 - The federal government is challenging Canadians to develop sustainable and affordable bio-jet fuel that reduces the aviation sector's carbon foot print. 
Aug. 17, 2018 - KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as senior vice-president of business development and operations.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Some pub goers may have felt a bit flat earlier this summer when a shortage of carbon dioxide gas threatened the availability of beer in Britain’s pubs. But now the country’s biggest power station has met with the British Beer & Pub Association to see if it can keep the pep in the nation’s pints.
Aug. 13, 2018 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has shared with the federal government its recommendations to enhance Canadian competitiveness, accelerate innovation and ensure future forests remain healthy in its 2019 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Aug. 7, 2018 - Mayor Anna Tenje of Vaxjo, Sweden, is enormously proud of her city. She lovingly describes sleek wooden apartments built alongside sparkling blue lakes and lush green forests in the municipality of 92,000.
Aug. 2, 2018 - A new social platform called BioWatch has been launched to help projects within the bioeconomy sector increase awareness about their bio-based research findings.
July 30, 2018 - OPG and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) are taking action to help reduce all Ontarian’s electricity bills by reviewing operations to keep costs low for customers. 

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