Pellets
Nov. 22, 2017 - No matter where you live in Canada, you’re likely to find a local pellet mill from which to obtain all your supplies.
Nov. 20, 2017 - So you want to heat with pellets, but you don’t yet have answers to your burning questions.
Nov. 17, 2017 - The wood pellet industry already employs thousands across Canada in manufacturing, harvesting and transportation.
Nov. 16, 2017 - California-based Rentech has put its pellet plant in Atikokan, Ont., up for sale, according to Tbnewswatch.com. The plant is currently supplying pellets to Ontario Power Generation's station near Atikokan.
Nov. 16, 2017 - The vast majority of Canadian wood pellets are made from sawmill residuals – sawdust.
Nov. 15, 2017 - The export of Canadian wood pellets nearly doubled between 2015 and 2016 according to the National Energy Board.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Wood pellets have a carbon footprint much lower than most alternatives, and no discussion about pellet heating is complete without talking relative carbon footprints.
Nov. 14, 2017 - There’s no doubt that switching to wood pellets is a green choice compared to fossil fuels, but it may also cut your home heating bill as a bonus.
Nov. 10, 2017 - On Nov. 8, a group of 37 Canadian wood pellet producers, insurance risk engineers and representatives of WorkSafeBC gathered in Richmond, B.C., for a one-day training course called Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis for the Wood Pellet Industry.
Nov. 6, 2017 - A storage facility containing wood pellets from Curran Renewable Energy is considered a total loss after a fire broke out at the Messena, N.Y., location Friday night.
Nov. 3, 2017 - The wood pellet research laboratory (BBRG) at the University of British Columbia is getting a boost of $250,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The funding is part of a larger grant of $1.8 million to a larger group of UBC researchers to further support the development of the UBC’s biorefining research and innovation capacity. Founded in 1997, the CFI funds state-of-the-art research infrastructure (facilities and equipment) that Canadian researchers will use to conduct world-class research.
Nov. 1, 2017 - Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows growth rates over the most recent five years of data of about 9.3 per cent annually: from about 19.5 million metric tons in 2012 to about 28.6 million metric tons in 2016. Europe remains the world’s largest producer of wood pellets.
Nov. 1, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is pleased to announce that Serge Rousselle, New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government and Attorney General will speak at the NB Wood Pellet Forum. The forum takes place Dec. 12 in Fredericton at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel.
Oct. 26, 2017 - Drax has agreed the sale of Billington Bioenergy – a distributor of wood pellets in the U.K. heating market – to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings, an AIM listed energy company specializing in the sale of wood fuels and the development of distributed energy assets, including biomass boilers and battery storage.
Oct. 24, 2017 - German Pellets is investigating an incident that lead to the death of an employee at a storage facility at the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, last week.
Oct. 17, 2017 - In the wake of the release of AEBIOM’s Statistical Report 2017, the European Pellet Council (EPC, an AEBIOM network) in charge of ENplus management, announced a record year for the wood pellet quality scheme. With over 8,1 million tonnes certified worldwide in 2016 and 9,2 million tonnes anticipated by the end of 2017, ENplus confirms its leading role in the global harmonisation of high quality wood pellets.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Rentech, Inc. has notified Nasdaq of its intention to voluntarily withdraw the company’s common shares from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market effectively immediately prior to market opening on Oct. 16. The company intends to file a Form 25, Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Oct. 16, notifying the SEC of its transfer from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market to the OTCQB Market. Rentech’s common shares will be listed on the OTCQB Market effective as of the market open on Oct. 16.
Oct. 11, 2017 – One single ounce of oxygen. That’s all it would have taken for an explosion to have occurred at Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. facility in August 2017.
Oct. 10, 2017 - For many of the people who reside in the northwestern region of New Brunswick, the name Groupe Savoie is well known. In addition to being a major employer in the area, the specialty hardwood products manufacturer is very active within the communities it operates and runs Fondation Hector Savoie, a non-profit organization that assists low-income families throughout northwestern New Brunswick.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Since 2010, Canadian wood pellet exports have increased by 240 per cent, from one million tonnes in 2010 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2016. Last year’s exports totalled $408 million. Pellet producers have invested in new plant capacity, employed more people and paid more taxes while continuing to grow an industry using a raw material that was formerly a waste product of the sawmill industry.
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