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N.S. adjusts NSP bioenergy regulation

The Government of Nova Scotia has amended a regulation that will no longer require Nova Scotia Power to run its bioenergy plant in Point Tupper full-time. >> Read full article

Conifex discusses Mackenzie power plant

The recently built power plant in Mackenzie, B.C. was in the spotlight during the “Innovation, Future Opportunities” session at the COFI 2016 Convention in Kelowna, B.C. >> Read full article

West Fraser begins lignin production

West Fraser has begun lignin production at its pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta. The state-of-the-art facility, which recovers lignin from the pulping operation using a novel technology, and transform this wood byproduct into useful, environmentally friendly bioproduct, began production in March. >> Read full article

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2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels and Co-products Conference (NWBCC)

The USDA-NIFA and WSU Extension will sponsor the 2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels and Co-products Conference (NWBCC) to be held in Seattle, WA. May 3-4, 2016.

Specific conference tracks will focus on feedstock logistics, conversion technologies, sustainability, bioenergy literacy and commercialization. Regional and global perspective will be included.

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Viridis ceases operations in West Kelowna

Viridis Energy Inc. announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Company plant and a combination of factors, including the increased capital investment necessary to restart wood pellet production at that location, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia plant. >> Learn More…


Public opinion of Canada’s forest sector

In the public eye, the forestry sector’s reputation has improved leaps and bounds, according to COFI 2016 luncheon keynote speaker Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data, who discussed his experiences researching public opinion of Canada’s forestry sector. >> Read full article

Researchers discover microalga for biofuel production

A research team from Texas A&M University has discovered an enzyme in a common microalga that can assist in the development of biofuel. >> Read full article

A price for carbon

The Canadian government is targeting September of 2016 to have a plan in place for a national carbon tax strategy. To get there, the government wants to create small working groups of stakeholders to discuss how much the tax should be, and its implementation across Canada. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Biomass co-firing workshop

May 4, 2016
Location: Edmonton, Alta. >> More Info

7th International Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Prince George, B.C. >> More Info

WPAC 2016

September 20-22, 2016
Location: Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. >> More Info