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US ethanol groups sue EPA over 'secretive' small refinery exemptions

U.S. ethanol groups filed suit on May 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to challenge several waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted in secret to profitable refining companies.

Breakdown breakthrough: NREL finds easier ways to deconstruct biomass

If there's an easier, more efficient method, science will find a way. That's certainly the case in producing cellulosic biofuels, which, at least for now, requires a two-step process to free the sugars trapped in plant matter and convert them into something else.

Metsä Group to build textile fibre production plant

Finland's Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd.
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Bioeconomy event welcomes industry leaders to Prince George this week

The 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition begins Wednesday, June 6 in Prince George, B.C., with a full slate of professional learning, business development and networking opportunities for industry leaders from across North America. » Read more...
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Greener roads: Cellulose nanocrystals could be the future of concrete

In labs across the world cellulose nanocrystals are being tested as an additive to all types of things — inks, bioplastics and construction products, to name a few. » Read more...
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Final Thoughts: Canada’s new field of dreams

Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams. » Read more...

Italian heat: Takeaways from WPAC’s trade mission to Italy

WPAC participated on a wood pellet trade mission to Italy from Feb.19–23. » Read more...

Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo

September 12-14, 2018
Location: Philadelphia
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International Woodfiber Resource & Trade Conference

September 17-19, 2018
Location: Durban, South Africa
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