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Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2020!

Dust Safety Week 2020 is here! All week, Canadian Biomass will be sharing best practices, technical information and solutions for keeping pellet operations safe, PLUS a free one-hour webinar on dust hazard analysis on June 25 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Lightning doesn’t have to strike

David Murray, co-chairperson of the Manufacturing Advisory Group and the corporate safety, HR and environment manager for Gorman Group, reflects on the lessons learned from the 2012 B.C. combustible dust explosions.

Enviva acquires two pellet plants, plus new off-take agreements

Enviva Partners, LP has agreed to purchase a wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georg., with associated export terminal capacity in Savannah, Georg., and has agreed to purchase the wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, S.C.

What to look for when selecting dust control equipment

Dust suppression has become an increasingly important challenge in biomass operations, so handlers need efficient, cost-effective methods of particle control. BossTek’s Mike Lewis shares what to look for when selecting dust control equipment.

Finalists of START[2020], a bioresource innovation competition, announced

Ignite, The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, and BioNB have announced the five finalists of START[2020], which gives entrepreneurs a chance to win $25,000 in prizes and gain access to commercialization opportunities.
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Featured News 

Pinnacle completes multi-million-dollar upgrades at Williams Lake facility

Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently began running a new bed dryer at its facility in Williams Lake, B.C. The new dryer can handle and evaporate more water from fibre and is better for the environment. » Read more...

Risk assessment: The first step to controlling combustible dust hazards

Do you know what kind of dust is in your workplace? Where does it accumulate? Finding accurate answers to these questions and more is critical for keeping workers safe. Conducting a risk assessment to identify the potential hazards of combustible wood dust is the first step. » Read more...