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Dec. 28, 2018

A growing opportunity for the bio-products sector

With sweeping marijuana legislation in Canada, the real opportunity is about understanding the entire cannabis value chain, writes BioNB’s Meaghan Seagrave. Consider everything from crop science to health research and all the high-value product development opportunities along the way.

Cleaner fibre: Pacific BioEnergy reduces machine wear with ClassiCleaner

Pacific BioEnergy’s 350,000-tonnes per year pellet plant in Prince George, B.C., consumes up to 1,200 tonnes of fibre a day. A new multi-million dollar installation from Dieffenbacher allows the industrial pellet plant to reduce machine wear and access more fibre sources than ever before.

Biochar delivers in Quebec

Biochar was virtually unknown just a year ago and now two new biochar production plants will be operating in Quebec in 2018. But will this new market create real added value to the forest products sector?

Dangers of using CO2 to quench silo fires

On July 5, 2010 a wood pellet silo in Norway exploded when firefighters released inert carbon dioxide into the headspace to lower the oxygen content and suppress a smouldering fire. Frank Hedlund and Jeffrey Nichols explain why the use of carbon dioxide to suppress silo fires is unsafe.

Kwadacha Nation installs wood gasification system

The gasification system is composed of three linked Borealis CHP biomass generators and a dryer. It became operational in April last year and will be used to provide heat to greenhouses, a local school, and electricity for the majority of the northern B.C. community.
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New pellet plant coming on the map

Skeena Bioenergy’s new pellet plant taking shape in Terrace, B.C., is expected to set a new standard in environmental compliance for the industry, if the company and supplier building it have it their way. » Read more...

Advancing east: Pinnacle finds new opportunities in Alberta

Spring 2018 saw a new milestone come to life for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. as it opened a new facility in central Alberta, a first for the B.C.-based company that produces industrial wood pellets. Scott Bax, Pinnacle’s senior vice-president of operations, says the new facility fits perfectly with the needs of the company and takes advantage of the province’s healthy forest industry. » Read more...

Decarbonizing the aviation system using bio-jet fuel

Researchers Maryam Mahmoudkhani and Pattabhi Raman explain how switching to more energy-dense bio-jet fuel could play an important role in reducing atmospheric CO2 concentration across the country while transitioning to a future energy system. » Read More...

Surrey Biofuel Facility sets new bar in waste management

Surrey, B.C., is now home to North America’s first integrated closed-loop organic waste management system. The Surrey Biofuel Facility turns curb-side organic waste into biofuel for the city’s fleet of natural gas vehicles. » Read More...

Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

About 95 per cent of the biomass supply for Index Energy’s district heat facility in Ajax, Ont., comes from within a 50-minute drive. Read about the facility's redevelopment plans that will consume 158,000 tonnes this year. » Read More...

Value of Biogas West

January 15-16, 2019
Location: Vancouver
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Biomass Trade and Power Europe

February 12-13, 2019
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Argus Biomass Asia

March 5-7, 2019
Location: Singapore
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International Biomass Conference and Expo

March 18-20, 2019
Location: Savannah, Ga.
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