Pellets
Aug. 10, 2018 - Over nearly 20 years, Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof, B.C., has established itself in Canada and globally as a provider of high-grade white wood pellets for the heating market. The brand is a recognized pellet leader, competing with the likes of Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Pacific BioEnergy in northern B.C.
Aug. 9, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy is reporting a successful second quarter, and expects to reach its 2018 fiscal targets with the opening of its new Entwistle, Alta., pellet plant and construction of another facility in Smithers, B.C.  
Aug. 7, 2018 - Together with a large group of member companies, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada participated in the annual CMT Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Conference in Tokyo from May 12–17. WPAC was the platinum sponsor, and reception organizer-sponsor.
Aug. 3, 2018 - Northern Energy Solutions Inc. offered a peak into its proposed Miramichi, N.B., wood pellet plant on Wednesday.
July 31, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada will hold its AGM and conference at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 18–19, 2018.
July 31, 2018 - Drax Power, which operates the biggest power station in the U.K., has signed a new £40 million contract with Siemens for the upgrade of turbines on three of its biomass units over the next three years.
July 27, 2018 - A new pellet plant taking shape in Terrace, B.C., is expected to set a new standard in environmental compliance for the industry, if the company and supplier building it have it their way. 
July 27, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), together with media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, will hold its AGM and conference at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 18–19, 2018.
July 25, 2018 - U.K. utility Drax Group reported a 16 per cent fall in earnings in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Drax attributes the drop to two unplanned outages at its biomass units.
July 18, 2018 - WPAC had a busy week in the United Kingdom during the week of April 16 to 20. We attended two meetings with the UK government, we participated in the annual Argus Biomass 2018 conference, and a group of WPAC members visited Drax Power Station at Selby and Associated British Ports at Immingham. Immingham is one of four UK ports where Canadian wood pellets are unloaded on their way to Drax. The others are the Ports of Tyne, Hull, and Liverpool.
July 11, 2018 - Learn from top speakers on how to grow Canada’s pellet market at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference being held in Vancouver Sept. 17–19.
July 9, 2018 - With growth in pellet exports from Vietnam going from nearly zero to about 2.75 million metric tonnes per year over seven years, the obvious questions are: What are the limits to growth for that country and what will be the future production costs, and thus the future prices, for pellets produced in Vietnam? A new brief white paper from FutureMetrics addresses those questions.
July 5, 2018 - Canadian Biomass joined a tour of Pinnacle Renewable Energy's Meadowbank pellet plant south of Prince George, B.C.
June 28, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced that it has entered into two new long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with customers in South Korea and Japan.
June 27, 2018 - Take a walk down the University of Winnipeg's Balmoral Street this spring and you’ll notice a shiny new addition to campus. The large metal silo near the entrance to Manitoba Hall might look out of place in downtown Winnipeg, but it’s an important part of the university’s new biomass heating system.
June 20, 2018 - In 2017 the Wood Pellet Association of Canada Safety Committee (WPACSC) created a new safety working group – the Wood Fibre Storage Working Group (WFSWG) – to facilitate the development of proposed guidelines to assist employers in understanding and assessing the hazards and options for storage and infeed processes along with risk mitigation strategies and assessment.
June 19, 2018 - Dust collectors containing combustible material are required to have an explosion backflow preventor installed on the main inlet duct to prevent an explosion occurring inside the dust collector from travelling back into the building.
June 18, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit 2018 offered more than 50 delegates a day of diverse presentations on safety – with a clear focus on the value of both increased collaboration and process safety.
June 18, 2018 - In 2017, WorkSafeBC continued its focus on combustible dust and undertook formal inspection initiatives to verify compliance with combustible dust requirements and to ensure the presence of effective combustible dust management programs in all operating British Columbia sawmills. Here is there latest numbers... READ FULL ARTICLE.
June 14, 2018 - A new pellet plant could be built in South Hazelton, B.C. The proposed $45-million plant would be the largest of its kind and ship to Asia from Prince Rupert, the Terrace Standard reports. 
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