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February 13, 2019

Explosion at Entwistle pellet plant forces operations suspension

Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced yesterday that operations at its wood pellet production facility in Entwistle, Alta., have been temporarily suspended.

Canada invests in biomass research cluster

The federal government is investing up to $7 million in a biomass research cluster led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network.

NRCan earmarks $10M to support Fortress bioproducts plant

Natural Resources Canada has committed $10 million in contribution funding to support the planned construction of a xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant at Fortress' dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que.

French utility considers woody biomass replacement for coal

French utility EDF and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition recently approved a programme of work leading up to a decision on the Ecocombust project.

BC’s forest inventory program review completed

After completing its review of B.C.’s forest inventory program, a blue ribbon panel has come out with recommendations to improve the program.
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PRODESA announces the acquisition of its new building in the northern metro Atlanta area.

PRODESA will move to a new facility soon in order to provide better service to its customers in North America. A much larger warehouse and a state of the art service shop is under development and will be fully operational in May this year. This is something needed to cover the fast growing demand that the company has been experiencing in the last years. Pellet plants need to be operational 24/7 and Prodesa wants to provide five star service to ensure total customer satisfaction in a highly demanding environment.

PRODESA also offers spare and wear parts service under stocking or consignment agreements, for new and existing biomass pellet producers. This new investment will be an excellent tool to keep growing and improve service. >> learn more
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Researchers turn ethanol waste into Alzheimer meds

A University of Saskatchewan research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion litres of annually produced wastewater at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable – a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer patients. » Read more...

Drax begins bioenergy carbon capture and storage pilot

The first carbon dioxide has been captured using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in their innovative bioenergy carbon capture and storage pilot. » Read more...

Pursuing Added Value for Alberta Biomass

February 20-21, 2019
Location: Edmonton
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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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