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June 26, 2019
Dust Safety Week

Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2019!

We’ve got tons of great content coming at you this week from our partners as well as our exclusive coverage of the Wood Products Safety Summit that took place June 11 in Prince George, B.C.

Opinion: final rules of the Affordable Clean Energy Program are misguided

“It is only with blinders on and with half-baked logic that the EPA is able to ignore the net carbon intensity of coal generation, the consequences of rapidly increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and the benefits of substituting wood pellets produced from renewing forests for coal,” writes FuterMetrics President and founder William Strauss.

Fanshawe receives $2M to establish bioeconomy research hub

Fanshawe’s new Centre for Bioeconomy will focus on plant and soil health, food innovation and turning agri-food waste into bioproducts.

Pinnacle’s Scott Bax named COO, Leroy Reitsma to lead US projects

Scott Bax, current senior vice-president of operations for Pinnacle Renewable Energy, will take over as chief operating officer on July 2.

Research team exploring higher value applications for biochar

Santanu Bakshi, an assistant scientist at the Bioeconomy Institute, discovered that biochar produced from biomass pretreated with iron sulfate can adsorb up to 12 times the phosphate as biochar from untreated biomass.
Featured News 
15 tips for biomass dryers

Properly maintained dryers are safe dryers

Preventative maintenance and routine safety procedures can keep a dryer running longer with fewer shutdowns, and keep employees safe. Thompson Dryers’ Cathryne Scharton shares 15 tips to keep biomass dryers running longer and safer. » Read more...
Dust mitigation and control

Progressing combustible dust mitigation and control

From 2012 to 2018, the forest products manufacturing industry, labour unions and WorkSafeBC worked on strong mitigation and control measures regarding combustible dust. The BC Forest Safety Council summarizes the progress that has been made. » Read more...

Dust Safety Week

June 24-28, 2019
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World Biogas Summit

July 3-5, 2019
Location: Birmingham, U.K.
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Biomass to Power North America

July 10-11, 2019
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
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