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July 3, 2019

Future of Hawke’s Bay CoalSwitch pellet plant in question

Newfoundland’s Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources says he believes the plans for an advanced wood pellet plant in Hawke’s Bay, N.L., could still move forward in spite of seven months of inactivity from the company that proposed it.

China increases Canadian, Russian pulp and log imports

China’s imports of U.S. forest products fell by $430 million in the first four months of 2019, the U.S. market share fell by 35 per cent, and Canadian and Russian exporters have increased their shares since 2018.

Equipment spotlight: Dust collection and suppression systems in 2019

Canadian Biomass has rounded up some of the newest designs and solutions for handling combustible dust in pellet plants and other wood products manufacturing facilities in Canada.

Combustible gas: dryer systems hazards and best practices

Workplaces that manufacture engineered wood products or wood pellets may be at risk of fire, deflagration or explosion due to the buildup of combustible off-gas within dryers and associated drying systems during the process of drying wood fibre.

Drax studying new carbon capture tech at biomass power plant

Drax Group will explore the feasibility of using molten carbonate fuel cells as a technology for capturing carbon dioxide having secured £500,000 of funding from the UK Government.
Featured News 

Enerkem announces passing of co-founder, executive chairman

Enerkem has announced the death of its co-founder and executive chairman Vincent Chornet at 45 following a prolonged illness. "His legacy is immense, and we now have the responsibility to continue his work and to realize his most ambitious dreams for the company,” the company stated. » Read more...
Dust Safety Week

4 takeaways from Dust Safety Week 2019

Dust Safety Week 2019 wrapped on Friday after five days of exclusive content focused on combustible dust best practices, technical information and solutions to help pellet plants and sawmills keep their operations and operators safe. Read our four takeaways from the week. » Read more...

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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