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First closed-loop waste management system opens in Surrey

The Surrey, B.C., facility will convert curbside organic waste into renewable biofuel to fuel a fleet of natural gas powered waste collection and service vehicles. Under this closed-loop system, waste collection trucks will literally be collecting their fuel source at curbside. 

Ottawa announces Low Carbon Economy Challenge

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna launched the over-$500-million Low Carbon Economy Challenge in Vancouver last week.

Editorial: Move over, diesel

Wood is already a common home heating source in many rural, forested communities, but there is a lot more to be done to increase the efficiency of older systems and to develop local biomass supply chains.

Wood nanocrystals can strengthen concrete

Researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring.

Equipment spotlight: Boiler updates in 2018

From automatic pellet fuel feeding to tracking heavy particles in a gas stream, biomass boiler technology has come a long way over the years. Canadian Biomass takes a look at the newest boiler technology for Canadian customers in 2018.
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Smithers site of new wood pellet plant

Pinnacle and West Fraser have begun the conversion of an existing particle board facility in Smithers, B.C., to a wood pellet production facility. The plant will have an annual capacity of 125,000 metric tonnes, with production expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018. » Read more...
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Extracting the full value of biomass

To accelerate the industrial bioeconomy, it is critical that we follow the strategy of maximum value extraction from the biomass, writes Sandy Marshall, the executive director at Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. “Production of bioenergy is important to the bioeconomy as it allows industry to extract value from the residual products remaining.” » Read more...

Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

April 5-6, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo

April 11-12, 2018
Location: Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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Biomass Pellet Boiler Heating Forum

April 12-15, 2018
Location:Shanghai, China
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