Pellets
Dec. 11, 2018 - Fire crews safely extinguished a minor fire at Great Northern Pellets in Upper Musquodoboit, N.S., on the weekend. 
Dec. 3, 2018 - The European Pellet Council, governing body of the ENplus certification for wood pellets, has announced the launch of a revision process for the scheme’s procedures and requirements. As part of ENplus efforts to constantly meet the needs of the pellet market, this third revision in the scheme’s history will factor in stakeholders’ feedback, as well as the latest scientific data and its own certification management experience.
Nov. 30, 2018 – Timberlands International Inc., a subsidiary of Active Energy Group (AEG), has received two five-year commercial cutting permits to harvest 100,000 m3 annually on the Great Northern Peninsula.
Nov. 29, 2018 – Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. today announced that it has commenced initial pellet production at its new production facility in Smithers, British Columbia, which is owned 70 per cent by Pinnacle and 30 per cent by West Fraser Timber Co. through a limited partnership. 
Nov. 27, 2018 - The commissioning of an innovative Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) pilot plant at Drax Power Station has started with the first carbon dioxide expected to be captured in the coming weeks.
Nov. 22, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held a workshop on conducting incident investigations at the Westin Vancouver Airport Hotel on Nov. 20. This workshop was produced in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine. The 35 participants included pellet plant operators, maintenance personnel, and representatives from insurance companies, universities, fire detection equipment suppliers, and WorkSafeBC.
Nov. 15, 2018 - To keep 350 jobs at the Barrette-Chapais sawmill in Chapais, Que., the company has decided to invest $70 million in an industrial wood pellet plant that will process much of their residuals.
Nov. 13, 2018 - The federal government today revealed plans to invest $15 million in Granule 777 Inc. in Chapais, Que. The funds will go towards helping the company build a fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex.
Nov. 7, 2018 - Pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy increased its third-quarter revenues 6.4 per cent compared to 2017 numbers, and shipped a record 421,000 metric tons thanks to a 4.7 per cent same-facility production volume increase, the company stated in its Q3 report.
Nov. 2, 2018 - Enviva announced that the conditions precedent to the organization’s previously announced take-or-pay off-take contracts to supply 630,000 metric tons per year (MTPY) of wood pellets to a major Japanese customer have been satisfied and the agreements are now firm.
Oct. 30, 2018 - I was recently struck when reading the article Learning from close calls: NB mill takes action after two fires, at the willingness of the company involved to not only state that they had a near-miss incident, but to explain in detail their lessons learned from the fires.
Oct. 29, 2018 - FutureMetrics has released a new brief white paper that illustrates why all countries, states, or provinces that are serious about lowering carbon emissions in the power generation sector should include the use of pellets as a replacement for coal in their portfolio for renewable generation.
Oct. 19, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine are hosting a workshop on process safety incident investigations.
Oct. 17, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has closed the previously-announced acquisition of a 70 per cent interest in an industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Ala., from the Westervelt Company. Westervelt, a diversified land resources company, has retained a 30 per cent interest in the Aliceville Facility.
Oct. 16, 2018 - Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. for design and supply of SMG Energy’s SMG Biomass Power Plant to be located in Gunsan City in the Republic of Korea. Commercial operation of the new plant is scheduled for December 2020.
Oct. 16, 2018 - The Power Workers’ Union believes the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close the world’s largest generating station to be converted from coal to advanced biomass in Thunder Bay, Ont., is short-sighted.
Oct. 4, 2018 - Happy 10th birthday to Canadian Biomass magazine (CBM)! After having published its first issue in August 2008, CBM has emerged as the go-to source for biomass news and opinion in Canada.
Oct. 1, 2018 - FutureMetrics has developed a comprehensive model for estimating the cost of producing and transporting wood pellets from all major producing regions to the foreign ports of major industrial end users.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Spring 2018 saw a new milestone come to life for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. as it opened a new facility in central Alberta, a first for the B.C.-based company that produces industrial wood pellets.
Sept. 24, 2018 - Nova Scotia-based Shaw Resources announced today it has acquired ENplus certification for its Eastern Embers Wood Pellets. The company is one of just a few pellet producers in Canada to receive the certification. 
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