Jan. 8, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont., often called chemical valley, is successfully turning into biochemical valley thanks to an unprecedented number of bio-industry projects announced last year.
Jan. 5, 2018 - German utility RWE is asking the Dutch government to consider converting the country's five last coal power plant to biomass instead of closing the doors. The government plans to shut down the plants by 2030.
Jan. 5, 2018 - “It’s clear we’re at the threshold of the bio-age.”
Jan. 2, 2018 - The B.C. government is providing $160,000 to the District of Clearwater to install a wood-chip fuelled boiler system at a community sports complex.
Dec. 19, 2017 - Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) today announced an ARCTIC Innovation Challenge to find technologies that will convert the by-products associated with producing renewable natural gas (RNG) into commercially viable products, such as organic fertilizer.
Dec. 19, 2017 - FutureMetrics projects that Japanese demand for biomass fuels – including wood pellets, palm kernel shells (PKS), domestic biomass, and imported woodchips – will increase 351 per cent from 2017 to 2025 as Japan embraces biomass as a significant part of its energy future. Wood pellet demand alone is projected to reach nearly 10 million tonnes by 2025.
Dec. 18, 2017 - WorkSafeNB is investigating after a biomass boiler explosion sent three people to the hospital in Edmundston, N.B.
Dec. 14, 2017 - Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) congratulates Environment and Climate Change Canada on their release of the preliminary Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulatory framework, serving as a critical step to achieve the Government of Canada’s ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 megatonnes, by 2030.
Dec. 14, 2017 - The New Brunswick government is moving forward with a plan to eliminate the use of coal at its Belledune Generating Station by pledging $7 million to find a new fuel source, officials announced yesterday.
Dec. 14, 2017 - A biomass district heating project at Lake Babine Nation in central B.C. is on hold after phase two of the project was denied federal grant funding.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) has launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed ‘Facts Don’t Lie’, the campaign is designed to educate the public on the role of biofuels in reducing carbon emissions from transportation.
Dec. 6, 2017 - U.S. demand for renewable energy is forecast to reach 12.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2021, according to Renewable Energy: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Demand for solar energy is forecast to rise 20 per cent per year, the fastest among the resource segments. Government incentives and renewable portfolio mandates will propel rapid expansion in solar energy production capacity and demand. In addition, falling component prices and suppliers' improving installation experience are deflating project costs.
Dec. 6, 2017 - In a matter of days a frightening situation at Pacific BioEnergy turned into a remarkable one with important lessons learned for pellet producers.
Nov. 27, 2017 - The federal government has launched a clean growth program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry.
Nov. 23, 2017 - International technology group Andritz has received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built on the premises of the MES shipyard in Ichihara in the Chiba Prefecture, some 30 kilometres to the east of Tokyo, Japan. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with five key venture capital firms investing in the Canadian bioeconomy and cleantech space.
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