Pellets
April 25, 2019 - Canadian Biomass doesn’t often venture into the consumer world. As a trade magazine, our audience is industry insiders, like you, looking to improve their businesses or processes by understanding shared challenges and solutions. Consumer magazines (fashion, home decor, auto, and so on) are an entirely different ball game.
April 22, 2019 - A fire at a Port of Brunswick wood pellet storage site owned by Montreal's Logistec damaged a warehouse and hospitalized a firefighter on Sunday. 
April 10, 2019 - Pacific BioEnergy and fire officials are investigating after a fire on Saturday caused significant damage to the wood pellet plant's bucket elevator and an electrical control room. 
April 5, 2019 - Gordon Murray, executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Fahimeh Yazdan Panah as Director of Research and Technical Development.
April 4, 2019 - An appeal arguing Pinnacle Renewable Energy's Lavington pellet plant in the B.C. Interior should not have been issued a permit to emit a particular level emissions particles has been dismissed. 
April 3, 2019 - After 25 years in the wood pellet industry, Staffan Melin, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s director of research, has retired effective March 31, 2019.
March 27, 2019 - UK-based Active Energy announced today it has completed the acquisition of a production facility in Lumberton, N.C., for its biomass-based fuel, CoalSwitch. The industrial site will become the new base for its CoalSwitch operations in the U.S, the company stated.
March 22, 2019 - A group of Thunder Bay, Ont., locals are proposing a plan to avoid demolishing the Thunder Bay biomass generating station that closed last year. The plan involves converting the facility to a combined heat and power plant. 
March 18, 2019 - The U.S. northeast states consume about 84 per cent of all heating oil used in the U.S. Of those states, Maine is the most heating oil dependent state in the United States.
March 13, 2019 - Save the date for this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in the nation’s capital Sept. 24 and 25.
March 5, 2019 - The Nihtat Corporation in the Northwest Territories is receiving a $220,000 federal investment to conduct a capacity development study looking into wood-based biomass options in the Beaufort Delta region. 
March 4, 2019 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy sold a record volume of industrial wood pellets in 2018, and nearly doubled its Q4 revenue compared to the previous year, the company reports.
Feb. 25, 2019 - The past year has seen many changes for Pinnacle Renewable Energy: in February 2018, the company completed an initial public offering; in March, it commissioned its Entwistle, Alta. facility; and in September, it acquired a 70 per cent interest in a pellet plant in Alabama.
Feb. 22, 2019 - The temporary suspension of operations continues at Pinnacle Renewable Energy's wood pellet production facility in Entwistle, Alta., following a fire and explosion on Feb. 11 that damaged the dryer area.
Feb. 21, 2019 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held the workshop Silo Fires – Prevention and Response at the Prince George, B.C., civic centre on Feb. 14. This workshop was produced in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass. Sixty-five participants included pellet plant operators, maintenance personnel, and representatives from insurance companies, universities, fire detection equipment suppliers, and WorkSafeBC. Notably, a large contingent of fire-rescue personnel from Prince George and Quesnel participated too.
Feb. 19, 2019 - At the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), we advocate on behalf of our membership. Here are some of our recent activities:
Feb. 12, 2019 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced yesterday that operations at its wood pellet production facility in Entwistle, Alta., have been temporarily suspended.
Feb. 4, 2019 - Japan is studying the potential for a seismic increase in wood pellet imports from western Canada – especially from British Columbia. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has engaged the Japanese Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) to examine the business case for increasing wood pellet co-firing with coal from the current level of two per cent, up to 20 per cent, resulting in a potential annual demand of 30 million metric tonnes of wood pellets, worth some $6 billion a year. Japan prefers Canada as a supply source due to our country’s reputation for high quality, reliable supply and strong sustainability credentials.
Feb. 4, 2019 - Skeena Sawmills Ltd. and Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PacBio) have entered into a long-term off-take agreement for wood pellets. Under the terms of the agreement, PacBio will purchase all of the pellets produced at Skeena Sawmills’ new, state-of-the-art pellet plant, in support of PacBio’s long term supply agreements with power producers in Japan.
Jan. 21, 2019 - Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PacBio) today announced that it has entered into two new long-term pellet supply contracts with Japanese power producers. Commencing in 2020 and 2022 respectively, PacBio be supplying a combined 170,000 metric tonnes per annum to them by 2022.
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