Pellets
Jan. 25, 2018 - At the end of 2017, Japanese regulators announced plans to halt the issuance of set price Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidies for most biomass power plants. Instead, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) will offer a set amount (in MWs of capacity) of FiT contracts for potential suppliers to bid on under a new tendering system.
Jan. 24, 2018 - Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECC) has invited the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), along with other potentially affected trade associations, to participate on a stakeholder committee and a technical committee to give input toward developing the federal Clean Fuel Standard.
Jan. 23, 2018 - FutureMetrics has published a comprehensive analysis of Arbaflame's steam exploded (SE) pellet technology.
Jan. 17, 2018 - Two important developments took place in Europe today in the U.K. and at the European Parliament.
Jan. 3, 2018 - Enviva Holdings has partnered with John Hancock Life Insurance Company to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Pellet Fuels Institute has selected Tim Portz has its new executive director beginning Jan. 2. 
Dec. 21, 2017 - Rentech's Atikokan, Ont., wood pellet facility has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ontario's True North Timber, according to the company's latest news release.
Dec. 12, 2017 - Each year thousands of tons of wood pellets are shipped out of the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick to fire biomass generating stations in Europe, while thousands of tons of coal are shipped in to power the Belledune coal-fired generating station, just a stone’s throw away.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held its annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017. Only a few months before, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the new national plan to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Ever wonder if wood pellets are toxic? If they're tax deductible?
Dec. 5, 2017 - I live in Revelstoke, a community of about 7,200 people nestled in the Columbia Mountains of southwest British Columbia. Due to our low population and surrounding mountainous terrain, Revelstoke is not served by natural gas. The most common home heating energy sources are propane, electricity, wood pellets and heating oil.
Dec. 5, 2017 - FutureMetrics has published a white paper about how to prevent and safely put out a pellet silo fire, should one occur. 
Dec. 4, 2017 - Seniors living at Les Residences Jodin nursing home are keeping warm in the winter thanks largely in part to the installation of two hot water biomass boilers.
Dec. 1, 2017 - Former Mayor Gordon VanTighem delights in the fact that tourists who visit Yellowknife, North America’s diamond capital, are also unintentionally visiting the pellet boiler capital of Canada.
Dec. 1, 2017 - In December 2016, the government of New Brunswick released its Climate Action Plan (CAP), Transitioning to a Low-carbon Economy. The plan lists more than 100 action items to combat climate change including expanding energy efficiency and clean energy programs across all sectors and all fuels; phasing out coal as a source of electricity; investing in smart grids and renewable electricity; establishing carbon pricing and caps on GHG emissions; and increasing spending on energy efficiency.
Nov. 30, 2017 - The community of La Cité Verte in downtown Quebec City set the standard for energy efficiency five years ago by installing a four-boiler biomass combustion system to heat the dwelling and domestic hot water.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Nova Scotia native Brandon Dunning and his girlfriend had been searching for an alternative heating method. They were ready to find a more cost-efficient option to replace their home’s electric heating system. In February 2016, they decided to give wood pellets a try.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Canada is a world leader in wood pellet production, with over 40 mills making from 1,000 to over 400,000 tonnes per year. Not coincidentally you’ll find them scattered among Canada’s established lumber industry, using sawmill residuals to make a renewable energy supply.
Nov. 23, 2017 - When you put gas in your car, you don’t worry about whether the octane is right or if there are impurities in it. You assume the oil companies and regulators look after that. You know there are minimum quality standards.
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.

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