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May 28, 2018 - Days before Ontarians head to the polls, representatives from Aboriginal business, mining, prospectors, forestry, local government, and the broader business community are calling for the creation of a provincial natural resource strategy with specific actions, following a roundtable discussion held today in Timmins.
May 28, 2018 - I’m a pretty average Canadian, I think. I work Monday to Friday, 9-5, in a medium-sized city, and every spring I pay what feels like a lot of taxes. I respect that the climate is changing, but I’m far from living plastic-free off the grid. I try to recycle when I can, and feel an appropriate stab of guilt when I throw things away.
May 25, 2018 - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is proud to officially announce that its flagship event, DEMO International, will be held outside the Ottawa/Gatineau area, Canada, on September 24-26, 2020. SBC Cedar (SBC) with sawmills in Quebec and New Brunswick will host the event on one of their properties in Venosta, Que., located within a forty-five minute drive north along the Gatineau River.
May 23, 2018 - UK utility Drax has announced that it is to pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative.
May 17, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced a $52.3 million strategic investment plan for its Saint-Félicien pulp mill, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The announcement was made at a press conference on Monday attended by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, and many dignitaries and company employees.
May 9, 2018 - Asia’s demand for biomass is growing rapidly. Wood pellet imports into South Korea and Japan have grown exponentially in the past few years. In 2017 South Korea imported 2.4Mt of wood pellets, 20 times more than was imported in 2012. Japan is currently a smaller market, but its growth has also been impressive. Japan imported over 0.5Mt in 2017, a seven-fold increase from 2012. PKS consumption has risen at a similar rate, to 1.5Mt in 2017.
May 4, 2018 - Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies – have released the results of a new study on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard (CFS).
May 3, 2018 - The Ontario government spending $6.7 million on pilot programs that will help northern, rural and Indigenous communities transition from diesel and oil to new, efficient wood and pellet heating systems.
May 2, 2018 - Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have some of the highest wood fibre costs in the world despite prices for hardwood pulplogs having trended downward in most key markets on the continent over the past six years. In the second half of 2017, this trend reversed, with fibre prices going up in both the local currencies and in U.S. dollar terms. In the 4Q/17, prices for hardwood logs in Spain and Finland were the highest on the continent, while French and Swedish prices were on the lower end of the hardwood cost spectrum, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
April 30, 2018 - The latest white paper from FutureMetrics tackles solutions to the challenges of balancing the power grid during the transition to a decarbonized future.
April 25, 2018 - Here are just a few of the organizations already participating in Canada’s largest bioeconomy conference:
April 25, 2018 - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) now has a new webpage agriculture.alberta.ca/woodbiomass where Alberta wood biomass owners and managers can post products that are either wanted or for sale, all in one spot.
April 19, 2018 - Need a reason to attend the 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Prince George, B.C., June 6-8, 2018? Need to justify it to your boss? Here are six things you'll discover when you register and attend:
April 12, 2018 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ont. Its goal is to help Ontario and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of sustainable technologies. In 2016, BIC established The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) initiative program, which acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation. COMM SCI supports BIC’s mission to provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies.
April 5, 2018 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has made an investment in GreenMantra Technologies (GMT), a Brantford-based company that has made significant progress in up-cycling waste plastics, building a substantial ‘clean-tech’ enterprise by producing high value applications for their regional customers.
April 5, 2018 - The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively on enhancing safety performance in the forest industry by sharing leading, innovative scientific and technical applications.
April 3, 2018 - Benefuel is a renewable energy company that utilizes their patented ENSEL catalyst technology to produce a low carbon intensity biodiesel from a variety of food and agriculture waste streams, with high yields. The biodiesel produced meets and exceeds the ASTM 6751 standard, the highest market designation.
April 2, 2018 - After reaching record high volumes every year from 2010-2016, Asian woodchip imports actually declined in 2017. But even as demand growth slows, some of the region's top woodchip producers are already struggling to maintain export volumes. Prices for softwood chips have spiked in early 2018, and the potential for future hardwood chip shortages is explored in detail by the International Pulpwood Trade Review 2018 (IPTR18), released by RISI, the leading business intelligence provider for the global forest products industry.
March 28, 2018 - A new report from environmental groups says the plans to halt coal power plant construction in China, the U.S. and India are not enough to meet international climate change goals.
March 23, 2018 - Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto.

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