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FESBC grants help First Nations’ forestry projects create jobs, green energy

To date, grants have supported the removal of 64,000 cubic metres of slash (debris from forest fires) and over the next two years, the total will reach 200,000 cubic metres.

Advisory board says the Netherlands should stop using biomass for heat, electricity

The Socio-Economic Council (SER), an independent advisory board of the Dutch government, says the Netherlands should phase out using biomass for electricity and heat because sustainably produced biomass is supposedly too scarce.

WPAC: findings of Dutch advisory board ‘fly in the face of international science’

The findings of the Dutch Social and Economic Council fly in the face of international science regarding biomass, writes WPAC’s Gordon Murray. In fact, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recognized the GHG potential of biomass.

Greenlane Renewables to provide turnkey biogas upgrading as a service in Europe

Greenlane Renewables has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with SWEN Impact Fund for Transition with the purpose of providing biogas upgrading as a service (UaaS) to developers and owners of RNG projects in Europe.

Air bp supplies SAF for Airbus aircraft bound for Montreal

Air bp is collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for delivery flights from Airbus’ facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport. The first aircraft are two Air Transat A321LR destined for Montreal.
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Canada’s wood pellets: a responsible source of clean energy

Canada’s forest sector harvests less than one per cent of Canada’s commercial forests each year. The wood pellet sector uses less than 0.04 per cent of Canada’s annual forest harvest, using the portion of the forest that has been rejected by the other traditional forest sectors. » Read more...

Video: best practices for managing combustible gas

If not managed properly, syngas can cause catastrophic fires, explosions and deflagrations and resultant injuries, loss of life and equipment. As a result of several recent syngas explosions, WPAC’s Safety Committee decided to produce an educational video to help operators minimize the risks associated with syngas. » Read more...