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Pulling out of Paris: The effect on the U.S. wood pellet industry

The U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord may have catastrophic consequences for the U.S. industrial wood pellet industry, for European biomass power utilities, and even for the Canadian wood pellet industry, writes Gordon Murray.

Early results from Island Lake biomass research

It’s been almost six years since the Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment was established and researchers have begun to share some surprising findings from their ambitious harvesting experiment.

Scaling up biochar technology

Airex Energy is testing its unique torrefaction process with the goal of developing a large-scale biochar technology made with forest biomass and agriculture waste.

Turning wastewater into cash

Researchers in Guelph, Ont., are hoping to mine the money out of sewage with a new technology that maximizes anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants.

China is getting serious about biomass power

Vaughan Bassett shares insights into the Chinese market for wood pellets after a two-day biomass co-firing workshop he attended in Beijing.
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How to stop a pellet plant explosion

One single ounce of oxygen. That’s all it would have taken for an explosion to have occurred at Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. facility in August 2017. » Read more...
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Shaw Resources' pellets help heat Atlantic Canada

Shaw Resources has been keeping Atlantic Canadians warm throughout harsh winters for more than 20 years. The Shubenacadie, N.S.-based company has been producing wood pellets for residential heating under its Eastern Embers brand since 1995. » Read more...

Haida community installs biomass boiler

Old Massett, a remote Haida Nation community, is heating its band office, community hall, health centre and school with a 720-kw biomass boiler that was commissioned in March 2017. » Read more...

BCIT burning to learn with biomass boiler

The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool. » Read more...

Understanding wood pellet quality certifications

In the heating sector, quality certification is growing in importance as means of providing third party assurance to consumers that the pellets they are purchasing will provide optimal performance in stoves and boilers. » Read more...

Fuels of the Future

January 22-23, 2018
Location: Berlin
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