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Jan. 16, 2018 - Today, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) announced the 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge – a global call for innovators to propose solutions to help Ontario industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution.
Jan. 16, 2018 - The District of Chester is looking to become the first Nova Scotia municipality to install an anaerobic digester to convert its organic waste into power.
Jan. 12, 2018 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has named Sarnia, Ont.-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) one of Canada's Resource Champions.
Jan. 11, 2018 - On Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, hundreds will gather at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre (77 Woodstream Boulevard, Vaughan, Ont.) to celebrate nominees of the 8th Annual Powering for Prosperity Ontario Sustainable Energy Awards, hosted by award-winning comedian, actress and author Carla Collins.
Jan. 9, 2018 - The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today confirmed how it intends to implement the phase-out of coal power generation in the U.K.
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. 22, 2017 - Looking back at 2017 – Canada's 150th birthday – there were many notable success stories for Canadian biomass companies, and over the year we were able to visit a handful of projects and share those stories with our readers. 
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 federal government has released its Clean Fuel Standard with the aim of publishing draft regulations by late next year.
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. 8, 2017 - In 2013, the Town of Riverview, a suburb of Moncton, N.B., had a workspace problem. The town’s public works garage needed to be replaced with a larger, more functional workspace for the town’s Department of Engineering and Department of Public Works and Parks.
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.

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