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November 25, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Forest-based biorefinery success
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Rentech offers update on Ontario wood pellet facilities

The Atikokan facility achieved record production of approximately 1,850 metric tons of pellets for the week ended Nov. 14. The Wawa facility resumed pellet production recently… >> Read full article

Forest2Market releases study on wood supply market trends

Forest2Market, an independent group of forest analysts, recently conducted a study to quantify the effects that the export wood pellet industry has had on forests and industry in the U.S. South… >> Read full article

Enerkem invited to Paris for Solutions COP21

Enerkem Inc. has been selected to take part in Solutions COP21, a major event featuring innovative solutions from around the world to fight climate change… >> Read full article

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Forest-based biorefinery success

The petroleum refinery converts a raw material, usually oil or gas, into a wide range of products: fuels, materials and chemicals. The biorefinery aims to do the same, but with a bio-based raw material such as agricultural crops or residues, wood chips or forestry residues. The economics of the biorefinery depend on the price of oil and the biomass, and on the availability of solid transformation pathways. Want to learn more about the conditions necessary for a successful forest-based biorefinery?
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Learning what "wood" a termite prefers

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists recently tested 10 commercial lumber species to learn which woods a termite favors and spurns… >> Read full article

Austrian wood pellets experience slight increase in November

The price of wood pellets in Austria is steady in November 2015. One ton of pellets increased in price by 0.5 per cent as compared to October… >> Read full article

Bandit offers options for serious pellet producers

The global market for wood pellets is expected to grow from $4 billion in 2013 to $9 billion in 2020. That’s a lot of wood pellets, and most are coming from the United States to feed the worldwide demand… >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

13th International Conference on Biofuels

January 18-19, 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany >> More Info

Lignofuels 2016

January 20-21, 2016
Location: Munich, Germany >> More Info