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Developing high performance bioplastics from wood

In the pursuit of mitigating climate change, one B.C. company has developed a method to make bioplastics from wood. But rather than another bio-alternative for plastic straws and containers, Advanced BioCarbon 3D Ltd is creating a wood-based engineered grade high-performance plastic.

Biothermic looks to rebuild forestry sector using wood chips

Brothers Mike and Vince Rutter founded Biothermic Renewable Energy Systems, and recently built Ontario’s first energy wood chip production and storage facility. Read about how their success proves using wood to meet Canada’s energy needs is a viable option.

Arterran Renewables scales up production of hydrophobic pellets

Vancouver-based Arterran Renewables is commercializing their third-party validated process that produces a “drop-in” solid biofuel specifically designed to replace thermal coal at a low cost. Canadian Biomass has the inside story from director of business development, David Tiessen.

Eliminating boiler barriers in Canada

In spite of our cold climate and high production of wood pellets, wood pellet boilers are not common in Canada. Dutch Dresser and Gord Murray explain why technical certification barriers to installing European boilers in Canada are preventing the growth of a domestic heating market.

Millar Western powers pulp process with biogas

It’s been two years since a pulp mill in northern Alberta cut the ribbon on what is likely the largest anaerobic treatment facility of its kind in the world. Now that the proverbial dust has settled, the real benefits of the facility are crystal clear: reduced environmental impact, higher pulp production and lower costs.
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Granule 777 comes online

Pursuing pellets: Granule 777 comes online

Chapais, Que., is now home to the biggest wood pellet plant in Eastern Canada, Granule 777. The plant’s general manager, Yann Sellin, explains how the $70-million, 210,000 tonnes per-year facility was designed to be compact in order to withstand the harsh winter conditions in northern Quebec. » Read more...

A look at biomass financing challenges and successes

Financing biomass projects in Canada is a very challenging event, with numerous participants and mixed results, writes Reg Renner. The hurdles can be numerous and difficult, but not impossible. Read his take on challenges and opportunities when it comes to securing financing in 2019. » Read more...

Fink Enderby biomass district energy system forges ahead

The Fink Enderby District Energy installation opened in 2012 as the first privately funded biomass district energy system in western Canada. Seven years later, we check in with project owners and managers to see how the system has held up, and share their lessons learned about biomass district heating in Canada. » Read more...

Prince George landfill harnesses the power of household waste

A regional landfill just outside of Prince George, B.C., that sees around 73,000 tonnes of household and construction waste in a year, is finding new ways to harness the power of trash. Canadian Biomass visited the landfill in June to learn how the site captures biogas generated from decomposing garbage. » Read more...

Inside CHAR Technologies’ biocarbon demo plant

Not many people can say a bag of fibre from a biogas plant sparked the idea for their company. But Andrew White, CEO of CHAR Technologies, can. Now CHAR Technologies has a new demonstration facility that turns different waste materials into biochar. » Read more...

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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EUBCE 2020

April 27-30
Location:Marseille Chanot, France
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