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Oct. 26, 2018

Policies will drive Japanese demand

The majority of demand growth for industrial wood pellets after 2019 is expected to come from Japan and South Korea.

Wood pellet co-firing to resume in the Netherlands

RWE plans to co-fire biomass at its 600 MW coal-fired plant in the Netherlands, which will consume around 900,000 tonnes per year.

Developing solid standards for biomass

The varying quality and different applications of the feedstock have created a need for standardization of solid biomass both for local consumption and to facilitate international trade.

China is getting serious about biomass power

China is a bit of a mystery to Canadian wood pellet producers. WPAC’s Vaughan Bassett travelled to Beijing to attend a two-day biomass co-firing workshop and to promote Canadian wood pellets. He shares his insights into the Chinese market.

Europe takes steps in favour of biomass energy

The U.K. and the European Parliament took two important steps early this year to further the development of the biomass industry.
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WPAC makes strong case for pellets in New Brunswick

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. » Read more...

Global pellet market outlook in 2018

Global pellet markets have increased significantly over the last decade, mostly because of demand from the industrial sector. FutureMetrics’ William Strauss gives an overview of the industrial wood pellet sector from 2018 to 2025. » Read more...

Top 10 takeaways from Alberta Co-firing workshop

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and Canadian Biomass magazine co-hosted a co-firing workshop in Alberta to highlight the province’s opportunity to introduce biomass co-firing and dedicated firing. » Read more

White paper proposes co-firing to save coal jobs

FutureMetrics white paper offers a plan to sustain coal mining jobs, create tens of thousands of new jobs in the forest products sector, and stimulate billions of dollars of new investment in new U.S. manufacturing plants. » Read more

IEA Bioenergy releases large scale biomass firing report

IEA Bioenergy have released a biomass firing report that discusses the biomass fuels available for large-scale utilization in power plants, the principal biomass firing and co-firing options, the impacts on plant operation, co-firing case studies and more. » Read more

International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC)

October 28-31, 2018
Location: Portland, Ore.
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Scaling Up 2018

Nov. 5-7, 2018
Location: Ottawa
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BioPort Atlantic

November 7-8, 2018
Location: Halifax
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