June 8, 2018 - Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have announced a long-term strategic collaboration to promote and develop the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. The collaboration combines Shell Aviation’s technical and commercial expertise, world-class supply chain and carbon management operations with SkyNRG’s proven track record of supplying sustainable aviation fuels and in-depth knowledge of this market.
May 30, 2018 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers Union (NFU), with support of Farmers Union Enterprises, filed suit on May 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to challenge several waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted in secret to profitable refining companies.
May 29, 2018 - Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. (NSRE) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to bring forward low-carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors, which will generate jobs, economic diversification and economic growth.
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 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 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 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.
Researchers develop economical biofuel extraction processApril 22, 2019 - Taking a step closer to a…
Fire damages Georgia wood pellet storage siteApril 22, 2019 - A fire at a Port of…
Cielo sells first 5K litres of biodiesel made from wood wasteApril 23, 2019 - Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has…
USDA, International Biochar Initiative certify Aries Clean Energy biocharApril 22, 2019 - In conjunction with the celebration of…
Report critical of federal fuel-specific carbon pricing regulationApril 23, 2019 - New federal government carbon pricing regulations for…
May 6-9, 2019
Biomass Pellets Trade & Power
May 13-16, 2019
Biomass PowerON Summit
May 22-23, 2019
Atlantic BIOCON 2019
May 27-29, 2019
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
May 27-30, 2019