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WPAC research director wins the 2020 Glen Downing Award

The CSBE-SCGAB council has awarded Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, WPAC’s research and technical development director, the 2020 Glen Downing Award for her contributions to engineering for bioenergy and biological systems through her research and leadership activities.

Air Transat, SAF+ Consortium sign first SAF off-take agreement in Canada

Air Transat has committed to buying a significant portion of the future SAF production which SAF+ will be producing.

Aurora Wood Pellets owner looks to build NWT industrial site

Brad Mapes has been working on getting his pellet plant, Aurora Wood Pellets, off the ground for years. But what started as plans for a pellet plant has now turned into plans for an industrial park, which will include a sawmill, a biomass power plant, the pellet plant, a rail yard and more.

New air-cushion conveyors help Barrette-Chapais improve sustainability

Barrette-Chapais’ 210,000-tonne/year pellet plant, Granule 777, is using a new air-supported conveyor system with a rated capacity of 800 tonnes/hour for carrying wood pellets. The equipment’s high efficiency levels and environmental protections are helping the company improve sustainability.

Greenlane Renewables signs $2.4M contract with Brazilian sugar mill

Greenlane will supply its pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system for this first-of-its-kind renewable natural gas (RNG) project.
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WPAC: to lower GHG emissions, BC should prioritize solid biofuels for heat

The B.C. government is currently in the midst of renewing its bioenergy strategy. But as it stands, this strategy will exclude the use of solid biofuels for heat in B.C. WPAC is urging the provincial government to reverse this exclusion given the industry’s critical role in reducing wildfire risk, improving air quality, and reducing GHG emissions. » Read more...

BD Zones: weaponizing biomass to support a bio-fueled economy recovery

"To fight the economic impact of COVID-19, we need a new source of ammunition," writes Jordan Solomon, president of Ecostrat. "Fortunately, we have it — over 120 million tonnes of biomass. But weaponizing that economic power requires a new approach that de-risks bio-project development and investment. Bioeconomy Development (BD) Zones can do this, and do it fast." » Read more...