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Jan. 16, 2019

Canada joins International Renewable Energy Agency

Canada is the newest member of the global intergovernmental organization that aims to foster the growth of renewable energy, a move that will increase the visibility of our cleantech sector.

Yoshinobu Kusano joins FutureMetrics team as policy advisor

Kusano has extensive experience in the wood pellet sector and will provide FutureMetrics with updates and analysis on current and evolving policy in the high-growth regions of northeast and southeast Asia.

Environmentalists sue EIB over biomass power plant loan

Environmental advocacy group ClientEarth is suing the European Investment Bank (EIB) over a $69-million loan to build a biomass power plant in Galicia, Spain.

Burlington arena first in North America to select OOM Energy

Stoneridge Ice Centre is the first arena facility in North America to adopt a new energy platform that takes it off the public utility grid and significantly reduces its costs for electric power.

Portugal building CHP stations to reduce risk of forest fires

The European Commission has approved a Portuguese scheme to support biomass energy installations located close to forest areas regarded as "critical", due to the risk of fires.
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PRODESA Strengthens Its Presence In Canada With Three Pellet Plants

PRODESA closes the year 2018 with three new pellet plants in construction in Canada, located in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Quebec. It is expected these plants will be in operation during 2019 in Q1, Q2 and Q 4 respectively.

PRODESA, as an expert in giving turn-key and EPC solutions for wood pellets plants, expands its presence in North America with these new projects. The new facilities will produce 96,000, 185,000 and 210,000 ton per year of wood pellets, I2 quality for industrial use, and PRODESA will reach one million tons of pellets per year in its North American plants.

Pictured: belt dryer installation in one of the Canadian plants.
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Changing demand is impacting U.S. residuals markets: report

As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fibre residuals in the U.S. » Read more...

VTT develops new wood gasification method

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. » Read more...

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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