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October 2, 2019

Expander, Vanderwell to build Canada’s first biomass/gas to liquids plant

The project will see the installation of a gasifier and GTL unit with expected production capacity of 120 barrels per day of synthetic fuel, with the goal of increasing capacity to 500 barrels per day.

US earmarks $73M for bioenergy research and development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $73 million in funding for 35 projects that is says will help reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.

Pinnacle’s Houston plant using more harvest residuals

Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s Houston pellet plant is chipping low-grade logs that can’t be used as sawlogs, cant logs or pulp logs, since available supply from Canfor’s Houston sawmill has decreased.

Higher pellet export prices helping offset increased fibre costs in BC: WRQ

Many pellet manufacturers in North America have had to increase the usage of logs for their feedstock in 2019 because of reduced availability of lower-cost sawmill residues.

Diamond Green Diesel expanding biodiesel production in Louisiana

Diamond Green Diesel is expanding its annual production capacity of renewable diesel using Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining process technology to meet growing demand for renewable fuels in North America and Europe.
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WPAC conference identifies opportunities, challenges

Canada’s pellet sector is poised to significantly contribute to the global low-carbon economy. But there are several uncertainties that will dictate the growth of the pellet sector in the years to come. Read our coverage from the Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2019 conference last week. » Read more...

VTT validates biomass gasification biofuel production

Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT Research. » Read more...

National Bioenergy Day

October 23, 2019
Location: North America
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International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference – IBBC 2019

October 27-30, 2019
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Lignofuels Americas

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

November 4-6, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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