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November 4, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Conditions needed for forest-based biorefinery success
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FutureMetrics white paper on Canadian pellet heating market

FutureMetrics has released a new white paper that discuses why the Canadian heating pellet market is so small and why it expects rapid and near-term growth in at least one province. >> Read full article

Depression going untreated

More than half of all workers who reported symptoms of depression did not perceive a need for treatment, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. >> Read full article

DuPont opens world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant

DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa. The biorefinery is the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, with the capacity to produce 30 million gallons per year. >> Read full article

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Conditions needed for forest-based biorefinery success

The economics of the biorefinery depend on the price of oil and the biomass, and on the availability of solid transformation pathways. >> Learn More…


PEI benefits from biomass heating

Besides being the right environmental choice, biomass heating reduces greenhouse gas, supports local industry and is providing heat for a number of government facilities including Wedgewood Manor, says PEI transportation, infrastructure and energy minister Paula Biggar. >> Read full article

FPInnovations, Naturex announce strategic partnership

FPInnovations and Naturex announced their strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications. >> Read full article

Enerlab 2000 grant to research iso-lignin

Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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