March 21, 2017 - A recent white paper from FutureMetrics describes how a new product developed by OkoFEN in Upper Austria is poised to dramatically change how heating pellets contribute to the overall market for wood pellets.
March 9, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee (SC) was established in 2014. From the beginning, it has been the SC's practice to adopt an annual work plan and to hold monthly meetings/conference calls to monitor progress against the plan. In 2016, the committee's accomplishments included:
March 3, 2017 - An investor, who purchased shares of Rentech, Inc., filed a lawsuit in California over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Rentech, Inc. in connection with between November 9, 2016 and February 20, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute has qualified two new pellet fuels manufacturing facilities to the PFI Standards Program.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Months after a fire took hold in a dryer unit at Diacarbon Energy's wood pellet plant in Merritt, B.C., the closed facility has a restart date.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Equipment and operational issues as well as an uncertain market for wood pellets are cited as reasons behind Rentech's decision to idle its pellet plant in Wawa, Ont., in two weeks.
Feb. 15, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Sustainable Biomass Partnership has suspended PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) from issuing certificates in Canada and the U.S. for not fulfilling an SBP requirement.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Denmark's DONG Energy says it plans to make the switch to wood pellets from coal at all its coal-fired power stations by 2023.
Feb. 7, 2017 - The Moose Cree First Nation in northern Ontario is conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of constructing or purchasing a facility to make wood pellets.
Feb. 1, 2017 - When Pat Curran decided to get into the wood pellet business in 2007, it was to help ensure that the fibre from Curran’s family logging business Seaway Timber and Curran Logging based in Massena, N.Y., always had a home. When the pulp mill across the border in Cornwall, Ont., shut down, the logging business lost a big market for its wood chips.
Feb. 1, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada was a sponsor of the Canada Europe Energy Summit that was held at Canada House in London on Nov. 22. The Alberta government and the magazine Alberta Oil were listed as knowledge partners. WPAC’s objective was to raise awareness amongst senior energy industry and government leaders of the benefits of using wood pellets as a coal replacement for power generation. Attendees showed a distressing lack of awareness about the many coal-to-biomass conversions that have taken place in the U.K., the rest of Europe, Asia, and Canada.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Bird Construction Inc. announced today that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ont.
Jan. 24, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturers to the PFI Standards Program: Lignetics and Instantheat Wood Pellets.
Jan. 24, 2017 - We can now be cautiously optimistic that prospects for Canadian wood pellet producers are beginning to improve as we have now entered 2017.
Jan. 20, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, a major pellet producer in B.C., is responsible for the majority of the Port of Prince Rupert's success in 2016, according to port representatives.
Jan. 11, 2017 - Scotia Atlantic Biomass' pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit, N.S., is now in receivership.
Jan. 6, 2017 - An international environmental protection campaign group is voicing concerns about the proposed use of U.S. wood pellets to fuel a power plant in Ireland.
Jan. 5, 2017 - The past few years have been challenging for wood pellet producers and pellet production project developers. A temporary plateau in demand growth for new co-firing or full conversion power plant projects in the industrial pellet market has led to an excess of production capacity. A series of warm winters in Europe compounded by low fossil fuel prices have depressed demand for pellets and new pellet stoves and boilers in the heating pellet markets. What will the future bring to the wood pellet markets? This article will try to answer that question.
Jan. 3, 2017 - FutureMetrics' latest white paper offers a plan to sustain coal mining jobs, create tens of thousands of new jobs in the forest products sector, and stimulate billions of dollars of new investment in new U.S. manufacturing plants.
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