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WPAC report: Key takeaways from the IEACCC’s biomass co-firing workshop

From Feb. 25-27, WPAC’s Gordon Murray attended the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s annual workshop on co-firing biomass with coal in Kokura, Japan. Some of the main takeaways include potential opportunities for Canada and the importance of co-firing for fighting climate change.

Final Thoughts: Canada needs biomass-based, community energy infrastructure

“We need to change how we value our energy and forestry resources: moving from the allure of cheap electricity and gas to schemes that integrate broader community and stakeholder objectives,” writes Tim Hoy, president of Clean Energy Consulting, in the latest Final Thoughts column.

FPInnovations, industry propose action plan to address supply of medical equipment

FPInnovations has identified protective face masks as a product for which the sector could rapidly offer a viable solution from forest-based resources. The organization has mandated researchers to develop a project proposal that includes a preliminary plan.

FutureMetrics releases white paper on importance of renewable solid fuel

The paper discusses the efficacy of using pellets for power and how opponents to using pellets for power use poorly crafted arguments based on faulty logic.

World Biogas Association appoints council to support industry development

The nine-member council has been set up to provide strategic vision for WBA’s activities, guidance on how to develop the biogas sector globally, new alliances and partnerships for WBA and its members, and more.
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