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November 13, 2019

Wildfire risk reduction project to chip debris, use biomass for heat

A wildfire risk reduction project is ready to roll out to provide greater protection from wildfires around Sicamous, B.C. The project will also enhance the utilization of forest fibre by chipping the debris and utilizing that biomass for heat and eventually power.

Job-matching tool to aid search for forest sector workforce

This fall, Canada’s forest products sector will launch a new national job-matching tool, The Greenest Workforce. It will help build the industry’s talent pipeline to fill an array of jobs in engineering, skilled trades, mill and woodlands operations, and administration.

Alberta canola farmers lobbying province to increase biofuel requirement

Alberta’s renewable fuel standard is set to expire in January. Canola producers hope the provincial government will replace it with a more aggressive requirement.

Enviva, Port of Pascagoula, break ground on wood pellet export terminal

Upon completion, wood pellets produced in George County, Miss., and other Enviva plants in the Gulf region will be exported through the Pascagoula Terminal to markets in Asia and Europe.

PEI to convert 5 schools to biomass heating systems by 2021

Modern wood chip boilers imported from Europe – installed, maintained and operated by local contractors – will soon be heating the schools.
Sponsored Spotlight 

PINNACLE awards PRODESA the order of its new belt dryer

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, the third largest producer of wood pellets in the world, relies on Prodesa expertise for the design, manufacturing and commissioning of a low temperature belt dryer for their new wood pellet plant in High Level, Alberta (Canada). The selected dryer for this 210.000 ton/y capacity plant is a low temperature belt dryer which allows reaching a higher product quality due to gentle drying, while the electricity consumption is the lowest from of all available.

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Featured News 
Scaling Up

Scaling Up Bio 2019: Collaborating to ‘make the future happen’

The bioeconomy is set to play a major role in developing a low-carbon, circular economy. But there are multiple barriers, such as the need for more capital to scale up projects. At the Scaling Up Bio 2019 conference from Nov. 4-6, in Ottawa, speakers spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s developing bioeconomy. » Read more...
Landing RNG

Landing RNG: Prince George landfill harnesses the power of household waste

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George owns and operates the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill and is partnering with provincial utility FortisBC to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) – a purified biomethane – for the province’s gas grid. » Read more...

Process Safety Workshop: Bow Tie Analysis

November 13, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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2020 Value of Biogas West Conference

January 14-15
Location: Vancouver
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 3-5
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo

March 10-12
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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