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April 22, 2015
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OPG Atikokan wins Groundbreaker of the Year award at IBCE

Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station has won the Groundbreaker of the Year award at the 2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minn. >> Read full article

A simple change to attract talent

A minor change to how your organization’s next job ad is written could be the key to increasing the size and quality of your applicant pool. >> Read full article

New Brunswick to support local small-scale renewable projects

New Brunswick is looking to local and First Nations small-scale renewable energy projects, including bioenergy projects, as part of its plan to increase the provincial Renewable Portfolio Standard to a minimum of 40 per cent of NB Power’s in-province sales by 2020… >> Read full article

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Growing trees bigger and faster

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change… >> Learn More…


2015 BIO World Congress to showcase Canada’s bioeconomy

The Biotechnology Industry Organization announced plenary and breakout session programs that will feature Canada-based organizations, companies, and universities during BIO’s 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology… >> Read full article

Cascades invests in cellulosic sugar technology at Cabano

Cascades Inc. will replace the pulping process at its Norampac Cabano facility with a hot water pulping process that will allow the plant to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips… >> Read full article

Bioenterprise Corporation expands into P.E.I.

Bioenterprise Corporation recently announced that it will be opening its newest office in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Bioenterprise has established a three-year strategic partnership with the Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council for the commercialization of agricultural technologies and innovations… >> Read full article

FutureMetrics releases new white paper

FutureMetrics recently released its new white paper, “Why the Clean Power Plan is NOT a ‘War on Coal,’” which presents a strategy for compliance with the Clean Power Plan that is friendly to coal… >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Dust Explosion Mitigation I – Managing the Risk

May 27, 2015
Location: Webinar >> More Info

Atlantic Biorefinery Conference

May 27-29, 2015
Location: Edmundston, NB >> More Info

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Location: Minneapolis, Minn. >> More Info

Advanced Biofuels Symposium

July 22-24, 2015
Location: Montréal, QC >> More Info