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March 2, 2016
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Yukon adopts biomass strategy

The Government of Yukon has announced the adoption of the Yukon Biomass Energy Strategy, which will guide the development of a biomass energy sector in the territory. >> Read full article

Growing sugars in Sarnia

There are exciting times ahead for farmers in the Sarnia, Ont. area following the announcement of a new biomass plant that will convert agricultural byproducts into sugars used in the production of environmentally-friendly chemicals and plastics. >> Read full article

Kwadacha to build bioenergy plant

A B.C. First Nation has announced its intention to build a biomass plant, using sawmill residues from a mill on the reserve to provide the fuel for electricity generation. >> Read full article

 
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Feature News

Clean power not a priority for B.C.?

B.C.’s Energy Minister has stated that clean power projects are not a high priority for federal infrastructure funds for the province. Bill Bennett believes that the stagnant energy consumption in the province does not make green power a priority as compared to other forms of green infrastructure. >> Learn More…

 
 NEWS 
 

Confiex releases fourth quarter results

The inclusion of the results of Conifex’s bioenergy segment more than offset a decline in operating income from the lumber segment in the fourth quarter. >> Read full article

Researchers grow cyberforests to predict climate change

It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks. >> Read full article

Forest certification in Canada: Trends and turbulence

There are some unusual things going on in forest certification. The trend lines are heading in different directions. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Bioheat Community of Practice Workshop

March 8-9, 2016
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont. >> More Info

World Bio Markets 2016

March 14-17, 2016
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands >> More Info

Bioproducts Cluster Workshop

March 30-31, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info