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March 6, 2019

Alberta outlines long-term renewable electricity targets

Alberta plans to add 5,000 MW of green generation, $10 billion in new private investment and create 7,000 jobs by 2030. Of that 5,000 MW, 1,500 MW will be created by through Indigenous participation.

Pinnacle sells record volume in 2018

Pinnacle Renewable Energy sold a record volume of industrial wood pellets in 2018, and nearly doubled its Q4 revenue compared to the previous year, the company reports.

Eastman, CLASS partner to promote wood-based yarn

Chemical company Eastman, the maker of Naia cellulosic yarn, has partnered CLASS to support the fashion industry’s shift toward the “circular economy.”

FSC Canada soon to release new sustainable forestry standard

New rules to protect woodland caribou populations and more opportunities for dialogue with Indigenous groups will be highlights of the updated FSC standard.

New book touts benefits of biochar to reverse climate change

A new book called “Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth” looks beyond renewable biomass and carbon capture energy systems to offer a bigger and bolder vision for the next phase of human progress.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Grant Thorton LLP


Northern Ontario wood pellet production facility:
GRANT THORNTON LIMITED, in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager of 1793082 Ontario Ltd. o/a K.D. Quality Pellets (“KD Pellets”), is hereby accepting offers for the purchase of its right, title and interest, if any, in the assets of KD Pellets. KD Pellets’ assets include, among other things: a 12,100 sq. ft. pellet processing facility and a 14,880 sq. ft. wood fiber storage building, both situated on 90 acres of land located approximately 10 minutes north of Temiskaming Shores (formerly New Liskeard), Ontario. The pellet processing facility’s current annual capacity is approximately 90,000 tonnes with additional space in the facility to accommodate an additional 110,000 tonnes of capacity.

An information package can be obtained by contacting Jason Kanji of the Receiver’s office at (416) 777-6136 or The deadline for submission of offers is April 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

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Daniel Francoeur of Comox Valley Firewood

BC salvage firewood company doubles production

Daniel Francoeur, owner and operator of Vancouver Island, B.C.-based Comox Valley Firewood, believes he has discovered a way to make the forest industry more sustainable: salvaging wood from burn piles and turning it into firewood. » Read more...
Nihtat Corp eyes development

Nihtat Corp eyes pellet plant development in NWT

The Nihtat Corporation in the Northwest Territories is receiving a $220,000 federal investment to conduct a capacity development study looking into wood-based biomass options, including a pellet plant, in the Beaufort Delta region. » Read more...

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March 5-7, 2019
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