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WPAC calls for action to end railway blockade impacting wood pellet industry

Since Feb. 8, protestors have blocked the main railway line between Prince Rupert and Prince George, B.C. WPAC is calling on government to end the blockade, which is negatively impacting the wood pellet industry.

Pinnacle CEO Rob McCurdy to retire in May

“The past eight years have been an exciting journey, with the addition of four pellet plants and one port, as well as expansion into Alberta and the U.S. southeast,” McCurdy said.

Ontario’s outdated emissions factors preventing use of bioheat systems

Modern bioheat systems are being denied permits in Ontario based on the latest provincial air standards that were implemented in 2016. Accurate emission factors from modern bioheat systems is urgently needed.

Performance BioFilaments to commercially produce nanofibrillated cellulose

Performance BioFilaments, a joint venture between Resolute Forest Products and Mercer International, will head up the production of 21 metric tons of NFC per day.

Turboden, MLTC sign contract for biomass power generation system

Turboden will provide the Meadow Lake Tribal Council with an 8,000 kW Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation system that uses sawmill residual woody biomass as fuel. The system is expected to produce 6,600kW (net) of carbon neutral baseload electricity.
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‘Put a hand up and be helpful’: Skeena Bioenergy supports local community

On Feb. 1, families from B.C.’s Highway 16 region got some much-needed heating material thanks to Skeena Bioenergy. The company held a Community Pellet Day where residents impacted by a wood pellet shortage were encouraged to pick up wood pellets by donation. » Read more...
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Best practices for confined space entry

“Clearing extensive buildup often involves confined space entry, but the consequences of untrained staff entering a chute, silo or hopper can be disastrous, including physical injury, burial and asphyxiation,” said Daniel Marshall, product engineer with Martin Engineering. He shares some best practices on confined space entry. » Read more...