March 17, 2014, Arlington, Va. – Pellet Fuels Institute Executive Director Jennifer Hedrick issued a statement on Friday to address high pellet fuel demand experienced in the Northeast in recent weeks.
March 13, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. – Ontario Power Generation has issued a Request for Indicative Prices for supplying biomass for the Thunder Bay Generating Station.
On a recent trip to Thunder Bay, Canadian Biomass had the opportunity to meet with several people involved in the emerging bioeconomy in Northwestern Ontario.
February 3, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. – Ontario’s Minister of Energy has responded to a claim by a community group that the biomass plan for the Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) could falter if encountered with severe winter weather conditions.
The future of Canada’s pellet industry looks very bright, but only if access to sustainable fibre can be established.
The WPAC Conference and AGM in Vancouver provided an incredible amount of optimism for a Canadian pellet market looking to further establish itself as a global producer.
September 5, 2013, The Hague - A new GAIN report from the USDA shows restrictions to biofuels imports to the EU but throttle wide open on wood pellet imports to meet 2020 targets.
July 15, 2013 - Eastern Canadian wood pellet producers flocked to the first ever workshop organized to discuss the export logistics challenges they face. They learned that co-operating to provide high-volume shipments is critical for greasing the supply chain.
June 13, 2013, Boras, Sweden - The use of biomass pellets has increased over the past few years, along with the risk of the pellets spontaneously igniting and starting fires. SP Technical Research Institute published a report comparing different types of storage units that could help with the problem.
The good news for Canadian wood pellet producers keeps on coming. From rosy predictions by industry analysts to announcements of new production coming online, the future of the industry looks bright indeed.
March 1, 2013, Quebec - When it comes to developing a domestic pellet market, talk is cheap and people want action. That is the message received from an array of eastern Canadian pellet producers and heating appliance vendors at the first Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference.
February 28, 2013, Quebec - While the growing pellet industry in the US south has some labour and logistical advantages, producers in Canada hold a significant edge in third-party certification.
November 28, 2012, Halifax, NS – A new heating system at Perennia Innovation Centre in Bible Hill will encourage Nova Scotia farmers to produce green energy, increasing their profits and helping protect the environment.
September 26, 2012, London, UK – Drax Group will spend $1 billion to turn the U.K.’s biggest coal-fired plant into western Europe’s largest clean- energy producer.
July 31, 2012, Prince George, BC - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has released a report on the potential for co-firing wood pellets in coal-fired power generating plants in Canada.
July 30, 2012, Manshantucket, CT - It’s predicted that by 2017 the North American wood pellet industry will be exporting more than 10 million tonnes, with nearly half of that coming from Canada.
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Mar. 7, 2012, Redwood City, CA - Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a leading developer of cellulosic sugars from wood chips, has announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a $75 million deal with the Mississippi Development Authority to build plants in the state.
Feb. 13, 2012, Bethel, ME - A new white paper from bioenergy consultants FutureMetrics refutes the claim that wood combustion creates significantly higher C02 emissions than your average coal. In fact, wood pellets produce less.
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