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March 9, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Biomass co-firing an energy solution for Alberta’s carbon footprint goals?
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Forest Innovation Fund grants available

The Forest Innovation Fund provides support for research and development, innovative technologies, and new or improved products to optimize the fibre supply in Mountain Pine Beetle affected areas... >> Read full article

German Pellets bankruptcy plan rejected

March 9, 2016 – A German court has rejected the bankruptcy protection plan filed by German Pellet... >> Read full article

Comet Biorefining awarded $10.9 Million SDTC grant

Sustainable Development Technology Canada has awarded Comet Biorefining a grant of $10.9 million for the construction of its first-of-a-kind advanced bio-based chemicals plant in Sarnia, Ont.... >> Read full article

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Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels and Co-products Conference

2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels and Co-products Conference (NWBCC)

The USDA-NIFA and WSU Extension will sponsor the 2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels and Co-products Conference (NWBCC) to be held in Seattle, WA. May 3-4, 2016.

Specific conference tracks will focus on feedstock logistics, conversion technologies, sustainability, bioenergy literacy and commercialization. Regional and global perspective will be included.

Early registration is $250.

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 Featured News 
Biomass co-firing an energy solution for Alberta’s carbon footprint goals?

Biomass co-firing an energy solution for Alberta’s carbon footprint goals?

The Government of Alberta has announced its intention to phase out coal power plants and to offer incentives for wind and solar energy. While we agree that wind and solar energy are important parts of the power mix, their weakness is that they are weather reliant. Biomass, on the other hand, can be used as a direct coal replacement to provide power on demand. Biomass co-firing and dedicated firing is widely used in Europe and Asia to meet climate objectives and has recently been adopted in Ontario... >> Learn More…


New Alberta Innovates grants announced

Two AIberta Innovates corporations have teamed up to provide funding for research and development projects that advance the knowledge and use of... >> Read full article

Winnipeg hoping to establish biomaterials hub

Staff and supporters of the Composites Innovation Centre in Winnipeg are hoping that continued support could lead to the establishment of Winnipeg as a hub for the biomaterials industry... >> Read full article

B.C. forest waste for Boeing jet fuel?

Boeing is working with officials at the University of British Columbia to determine if B.C. forest waste could provide the feedstock for bio jet fuel for the airline... >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Biomass co-firing workshop

May 4, 2016
Location: Edmonton, Alta. >> More Info