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FortisBC, REN Energy to offer RNG produced from wood waste

The innovative project features technology being used for the first time in North America. The production facility will be owned and operated by REN Energy and located near Fruitvale, B.C.

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, writes WPAC’s Harry “Dutch” Dresser and Gordon Murray.

Garbage gold: Sustane converts curbside waste into high-value biomass products

Cleantech company Sustane Technologies is on the cusp of scaling up a potentially disruptive technology and business case to turn household garbage into usable material.

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.

Pinnacle’s Q1 2020 results impacted by CN Rail disruptions

Revenue for Q1 2020 totaled $109.7 million, an increase of 22.4 per cent compared to $89.6 million for Q1 2019. CN Rail disruptions resulted in approximately 20,000 metric tonnes of production lost, with a $2.1 million EBITDA impact.
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Grinding BC: Williams Lake logger starts up salvage wood biomass operations

In partnership with Borland Creek Logging, Tsi Del Del Enterprises is grinding up salvage wood from harvesting residuals and old burn areas. Both companies are transporting the wood chips to Atlantic Power and Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s Williams Lake pellet plant. » Read more...

Great pellets: Nova Scotia wood pellet plant invests in safety and versatility

Nova Scotia’s newest wood pellet producers are taking measured steps to reinvigorate a 22-year-old plant with a shaky past but a bright future under new ownership. » Read more...