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Explosion, fire at Pinnacle’s Lavington plant

The fire broke out in the dryer system early Monday morning. The plant’s suppression system activated, keeping the fire isolated to a fan stack.

EU court dismisses case against forest biomass

The complaint asked the European Court of Justice to declare void provisions of the 2018 renewable directive allowing forest biomass energy to count towards the EU’s 2030 renewable goal.

Pinnacle’s Q1 2020 results impacted by CN Rail disruptions

Pinnacle reported Adjusted EBITDA totaled $4.0 million in Q1 2020, compared to $7.1 million in Q1 2019. CN Rail disruptions resulted in approximately 20,000 metric tonnes of production lost, with a $2.1 million EBITDA impact.

TerraVerdae Bioworks receives $4.5M to develop biodegradable bioplastics

With this investment, Edmonton-based TerraVerdae now has enhanced in-house product development expertise and equipment for production of industrial bioplastics used in the agricultural, forestry, food packaging, adhesives and personal-care markets.

Stena Bulk, GoodFuels complete trial of sustainable marine biofuel

As the trial was conducted with 100 per cent biofuel, it shows that low-carbon shipping doesn’t have to be decades away but is viable in the shorter term.
Sponsored Spotlight 

AGI Tramco & Choosing The Right Conveyor

Acknowledging their broad offerings for material handling projects, AGI Tramco, AGI Hi Roller, and AGI’s VP of Engineering, Jim VIs came together to discuss the multifarious needs of end users, and what drives them to select different types of conveyors and different brands. On a webinar last Friday with nearly 200 registrants, the team explored the differences and features of AGI’s offerings in enclosed belt conveyors, open belt conveyors, air supported conveyors, en masse chain conveyors, and bulk flow en masse conveyors. To learn more about the appropriate permanent handling solutions for your application, view the webinar: learn more
Featured News 

Untying the Gordian Knot: changing pellet boiler standards would benefit Canadians

Without access to modern automated boiler technology and acceptance of Europe’s EN 303-5 standard, growth of our domestic pellet and biomass heating sectors will remain permanently stalled, write WPAC’s Harry “Dutch” Dresser and Gordon Murray. » Read more...

Prince George Downtown Renewable Energy System expands

Construction has started on an expansion to Prince George’s Downtown Renewable Energy System that will serve the new parkade across from City Hall and the city’s future new pool. » Read more...