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October 16, 2019

Manitoulin First Nation eyes Nairn Centre for possible pellet plant

The Ontario government has provided $100,000 for the development commission of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Isalnd to produce an economic development plan for a proposed 150,000-tonne pellet plant.

A sneak peek of DEMO International 2020

Last week, the industry advisory committee helping to organize DEMO International 2020 got an update about the event and another look at the active logging site just north of Ottawa/Gatineau. Check it out!

Greenfield takes next steps to expand production at Varennes biorefinery

“Quebec’s announcement to increase renewable fuel blending requirements has resulted in the launch of Phase 2 of our feasibility study for production expansion at our Varennes biorefinery,” said Jean Roberge, Greenfield’s EVP and managing director of renewable energy.

Carlsberg working towards world’s first bio-based ‘paper’ beer bottle

The two new research prototypes are made from sustainably-sourced wood fibre, are fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer.

Monarch Bioenergy extends agreement with Element Markets Renewable Energy

Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE) has been awarded a five-year contract by Monarch Bioenergy. The contract names EMRE as the exclusive marketer for the RNG produced at Monarch’s biomethane production facilities in Northern Missouri.
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IRVING´s Pelleting Island by PRODESA working at full load

Last summer, PRODESA technicians finished the commissioning for the pelleting island in the “GRAND RIVER PELLETS LIMITED” wood pellet plant (from the IRVING group) in Saint Leonard, New Brunswick. All the stages of the project, which started during the 1st semester of last year, have been successfully carried, and now the plant is producing at its nominal capacity. The pelleting line, which is the heart of this plant, includes five pellet mills with its corresponding five coolers in order to achieve the required production and quality of wood pellets. This is another of PRODESA´s recent success stories in Canada, where the company is very active and involved in several projects at different stages. >> Learn more
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New Brunswick pellet tour

Checking in on New Brunswick’s wood pellet producers

Canadian Biomass editor Maria Church joined a group of just over 20 wood pellet stakeholders on a bus tour of the New Brunswick’s northern wood operations over two days in late September. She shares some updates about four of the province’s pellet producers. » Read more...

WPAC hosting process safety workshop on bow tie analysis

WPAC’s Safety Committee, in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass, are hosting a workshop on process safety bow tie analysis on Nov. 13. The workshop will include an introduction to bow tie analysis and an opportunity for participants to gain hands-on experience. » 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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