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September 11, 2019

World Bioenergy Association to open Canadian branch office

On September 18, 2019, WBA will unveil its new branch office in Canada with the official signing ceremony to take place at the Biomass North 2019 Forum in Ottawa.

Alberta coal mine reclamation project producing woody biomass

A coal mine reclamation project near Forestburg, Alta., is turning the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Paintearth Mine site into a rapid-growing willow crop.

RICanada launches Ontario ad campaign to spotlight ethanol

A new province-wide radio ad launched by Renewable Industries Canada supports the Ontario Government’s commitment to increase ethanol blending in the province’s gasoline to 15 per cent as early as 2025.

TRU takes top spot in Sierra Club’s school sustainability ranking

Kamloops, B.C.-based Thompson Rivers University is the first in Canada to be ranked No.1 in the Sierra Club’s annual list of top 20 most sustainable colleges and universities.

Global forest industry hit hard in Q2, WRQ reports

The global forest industry has had a difficult second quarter with softening prices and excess supply, according to Wood Resource Quarterly.
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PELLETBOX by PRODESA has arrived to its final location

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The first unit of PelletBox by Prodesa has successfully completed the engineering, manufacturing and pre-assembly stages in the workshop. PRODESA is installing the first project of this kind right now in the United States and the start-up phase will begin in the next few weeks.

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Clean fuel, electric vehicles can reduce GHGs by over 50M tonnes by 2030

Canadian clean energy associations are calling for a national Clean Fuel Strategy to leverage innovation and sustainable resources to secure investment in the production and use of clean fuels. » Read more...
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CSA publishes first Canadian guide for wood chip fuel

“The guide aims to build confidence in an emerging market by linking players in the wood chip fuel supply chain and to become a communication tool by bringing common terminology and language to the marketplace,” writes NRCan’s Sebnem Madrali and CSA’s Jaime Fernandez. » 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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