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August 26, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: New study looks at global biomass market
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BIO study shows emissions reductions from biofuel

A new study released by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) shows that biofuel use as part of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard has led to a carbon emissions reduction of close to 590 million tonnes in the past decade. >> Read full article

Salary growth to slow

Canadian employers are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.5 per cent in 2016. This is down somewhat from the average 2.8 per cent salary increase expected this year, according to new research from Morneau Shepell. >> Read full article

Rentech announces changes to senior management

Changes to management include an expanded role for Steve Roberts, Managing Director of Canada, as well as the departure of Sean Ebnet. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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New study looks at global biomass market

A new study from Taiyou Research looks at the opportunities, challenges and trends of the global biomass industry for the next decade, including the markets with the most potential for exponential growith over that timespan. >> Learn More…


Viridis revenues up in the second quarter of 2015

Viridis Energy announces a $2.2 million increase in revenues in the second quarter thanks to the strength of sales from Viridis Merchants. >> Read full article

REG completes acquisition of Imperium Renewables

The acquisition by Renewable Energy Group Inc. includes Imperium’s flagship 100-million gallon biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, WA. >> Read full article

Gevo, Butamax settle lawsuit

Gevo and Butamax have settled its multi-year legal battle over patented technolgy for isobuthanol production. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

WEBINAR: Improving efficiencies at pellet plant operations

September 16, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. EST >> More Info

International Advanced Biofuels Conference

September 16-17, 2015
Location: Stockholm, Sweden >> More Info

WPAC AGM 2015: Fuelling the future

November 3-5, 2015
Location: Halifax, N.S. >> More Info

CRFA Canadian Bioeconomy Conference

November 30-December 2, 2015
Location: Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info