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Down with diesel? Tsay Keh Dene Nation looks to biomass for heating needs

Tsay Keh Dene Nation has embarked on a bioheat project that aims to liberate its primary village from reliance on diesel generators. With support from Chu Cho Environmental the project aims to completely displace diesel consumption in the community.

Pinnacle responds to COVID-19, does not expect demand for pellets to be impacted

From an economic perspective, Pinnacle does not expect demand for pellets to be impacted as the company has long-term take or pay contracts with its customers in place.

OptiPellet calls for presentation proposals

Are you a manufacturer or researcher in the wood pellet industry offering new technology or ways to optimize pellet operations and increase profits? Send us your proposal to present at OptiPellet 2020 on September 21, co-located with the 2020 WPAC AGM and Conference!

On site at Great Northern Timber Resources’ wood pellet plant

Great Northern Timber’s pellet mill production manager Miles Wright gave Canadian Biomass a tour of the 100,000-tonne capacity plant in Upper Musquodoboit, N.S.

PEI’s biomass boiler story

Steven Townsend, PEI’s chief boiler inspector, knew that boiler systems installed open to the air are subject to problems associated with corrosion, but the province’s rules forced such installations. Harry “Dutch” Dresser takes readers through Townsend’s efforts to change PEI’s biomass boiler regulations
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FutureMetrics: COVID-19 unlikely to reduce demand for industrial wood pellets

"As economic growth becomes negative, many sectors and industries will suffer from a drop in demand. However, the demand for industrial wood pellets is somewhat independent of drops in economic activity,” writes FutureMetrics president William Strauss about the impact of COVID-19 on the industrial wood pellet market. » Read more...

Pellet pioneer: Q&A with pellet plant general manager Ritu Linhart

To celebrate International Women’s Day, as part of our Women in Forestry series, we interviewed Ritu Linhart, general manager for Pinnacle’s Aliceville, Ala., wood pellet plant, to learn more about how she got into the industry, the challenges she's overcome, and more. » Read more...