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July 29, 2019

Granules LG invests $2.2M to modernize pellet facility

The Saint-Félicien, Que., wood pellet facility is purchasing new equipment to upgrade storage and manufacturing processes in the first move towards a “smart” pellet plant.

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.
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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...

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...

First Nation to upgrade biomass district heating system

Ottawa has announced a $2.7-million investment for the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation to upgrade and expand the community’s existing biomass district heating system. » Read more...

Ottawa funding 2 projects to create compostable bioplastics

The federal government is handing out $300,000 to two small businesses for projects that will see the creation of compostable bioplastics made from forest-based residue. » 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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Lignofuels Americas

October 30-31, 2019
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Scaling Up 2019

November 4-7, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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