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August 30, 2019

Active Energy acquires CoalSwitch production facility

UK-based Active Energy announced has completed the acquisition of a production facility in Lumberton, N.C., for its biomass-based fuel, CoalSwitch.

Arterran Renewables eyes Port Alice for solid biofuel plant

Vancouver-based Arterran Renewables is looking to build a new solid biofuel processing plant at the shuttered Port Alice Neucel Specialty Cellulose site in northern Vancouver Island.

FireBox biochar adds value to wood products business

The US Forest Service has teamed up with Air Burners to develop a way to optimize biochar production in a FireBox, yet still eliminate large amounts of wood waste or forest slash at the same time.

Research team exploring higher value applications for biochar

Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have found one.

Aries GREEN biochar launches retail sales

The Aries GREEN biochar product has been certified by both the U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label and the International Biochar Institute.
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Inside CHAR Technologies’ biocarbon products plant

Canadian Biomass takes readers inside CHAR Technologies demonstration facility in London, Ont., that turns different waste materials into biochar. » Read more...

Oxidation catalysts key to scaling up torrefaction

Thomas P. Causer, COO of Advanced Torrefaction Systems, discusses the underlying issues hindering the commercialization of torrefaction, and then proposes a change in system design that resolves these problems. » 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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Canadian BioDesign Conference

September 26, 2019
Location: Sarnia, Ontario
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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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