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July 10, 2019

NRCan launches challenge to fund bio-based foam insulation

Natural Resources Canada's Plastics Challenge is offering grant funding of up to $1.15 million for projects that develop foam insulation products from primarily forest residues.

French company converts oil refinery to biorefinery

French energy company Total has started up production at the La Mède biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line.

Winter 2020 Youth Olympic Games cauldron to burn wood pellets

Next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, will feature the first-ever Olympic cauldron fuelled by wood pellets.

Lakehead prof renewed as research chair in bioenergy

Dr. Sudip Kumar Rakshit has been renewed as Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Biorefining Processes for a second seven-year term.

Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Vertimass sign technology license agreement

California’s Vertimass has completed its first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. to produce renewable jet fuel along with other biochemcials.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Jose Ignacio Pedrajas and Jose Manuel Martinez, co-founders/co-owners


PRODESA was born twenty years ago and from the very beginning, the company focused on the design and building of complete pellet plants with first class equipment like the very well-known Belt Dryers manufactured by PRODESA. Throughout the years, PRODESA has grown and expanded around the world. With its headquarters located in Spain and branch offices and service shops in North America, France, Latvia and Vietnam, the company is able to provide high quality after-sales service.

Nowadays, PRODESA keeps growing in different markets, with many projects in the pipeline, strong innovation, close contact with clients and local after-sales resources. PRODESA is ready and in good shape for the next 20 years.

Pictured: Jose Ignacio Pedrajas and Jose Manuel Martinez, co-founders/co-owners of Prodesa Group. >> Learn more
Featured News 
Pinnacle and Tolko

Pinnacle, Tolko partner to build northern Alberta pellet plant

The plant will source high-quality wood fibre from Tolko’s existing sawmill in High Level, Alta., producing up to 200,000 tonnes of pellets annually. The facility will be built on Tolko land, with construction to begin shortly. » Read more...
Canada adds to ISO discussion

Canada adds voice to ISO solid biofuels standards discussion

Experts from nearly 30 countries within ISO TC 238 – the International Standards Organization Technical Committee on development of standards for solid biofuels – came together during the week of May 19. » Read more...

Biomass North Forum 2019

September 17-19, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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2019 WPAC AGM and Conference

September 24-26, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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