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October 7, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Powering Nova Scotia
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G20 embraces renewables

Energy ministers from the G20 countries and heads of international organizations affirmed their commitment to renewable energy at the first-ever G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in Istanbul… >> Read full article

Caregivers in the workplace

With 2.9 million working Canadians now serving as caregivers, caregiving responsibilities can have a significant impact on employee productivity and engagement. >> Read full article

Lignetics purchases Maine pellet plant

Lignetics, Inc. has acquired the assets of GF Funding LLC, whose facility was formerly known as Geneva Wood Fuels, expanding its footprint into Maine and upper New England… >> Read full article

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Powering Nova Scotia

Even before the Government of Nova Scotia introduced its Renewable Energy Plan in April of 2010, Nova Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
It was 2009 when the original project was conceived, recognizing that the biomass boiler at the Point Tupper site had been under-utilized by NewPage. Stora had installed the system in 1983 as a way to burn excess bark and spruce budworm-killed wood… >> Learn More…


First Nations nursery turns to biomass

The Saulteau First Nations are replacing a plant nursery’s propane heating with a biomass heating system, with funding support of $150,000 from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund… >> Read full article

Barley straw shows potential

The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process… >> Read full article

One booth left for WPAC 2015!

There’s only one booth left for exhibiting at the WPAC 2015 conference, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do it now... >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

WPAC AGM 2015: Fuelling the future

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

2015 BCN – Al Bio Conference

November 22-25, 2015
Location: Edmonton, Alta. >> More Info

CRFA Canadian Bioeconomy Conference

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

Biomaterials in the P&P Sector

December 16, 2015
Location: Webinar >> More Info