UBC's BBRG to hold pellet workshop in Vancouver The Biomass & Bioenergy Research Group (BBRG) at the University of British Columbia will hold a 1.5-day pellet workshop around the Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM to be held this fall in Vancouver. The BBRG workshop will present the latest research and development on wood pellets and feedstock engineering research at UBC and from around the world.
Ontario has new pellet player in Rentech Rentech Inc. has acquired Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres Inc. and the acquisition of two facilities for conversion to wood pellets in Ontario, along with contracts for the sale and transport of more than four million tonnes of wood pellets over 10 years.
Sponsor Spotlight WPAC 2013 AGM exhibit and sponsorships available
The 2013 Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference will be held in Vancouver this coming fall. With an expected crowd of over 250, the event will for the first time include opportunities for supplier companies to exhibit or sponsor. Opportunities start for as little as $900 including registration for the two-day event. Space is limited and associate members have the first chance to reserve until May 15.
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CanBio biofuels conference shows new approach The Canadian Bioenergy Association chose the right location to announce its new leadership and its expanded mandate. CanBio's Biofuels and Biochemicals Conference held May 1-2 was its first under the completely new leadership team. The message? CanBio is about more than forest bioenergy.
Government commitment to renewable fuels in Ontario
The provincial government is committed to renewable fuels use and production in Ontario. The government will seek to repeal the existing biodiesel tax exemption and undertake a formal consultation on the creation of a renewable diesel mandate. The mandate would reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and encourage biodiesel production in the province.
New partnership invests $8 million in Ont. cement plant A new multi-company partnership has invested $8 million in Lafarge Canada's cement plant in Bath, Ontario, to help the cement industry adopt low carbon fuels faster. The investment is intended to help the Canadian cement industry become more competitive while providing better local value to local communities and, importantly, reducing carbon emissions.