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Pinnacle breaks wood pellet shipping world record

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. loaded 64,527 tonnes on board the MG Kronos, destined for the UK. The previous record of 63,907 tonnes was held by Drax Biomass.

Final Thoughts: Filling a gap

In the latest Final Thoughts column, Jennifer Green, executive director of the Canadian Biogas Association, outlines the new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline, which provides recommended planning, design and operational practices for AD facilities.

Grant helps Terrace Community Forest launch wood grinding project

On June 1, the Terrace Community Forest (TCF) began grinding and trucking wood waste, thanks to a $443,400 grant from FESBC. The grant will help TCF ship the ground wood waste to Skeena Bioenergy, which will use the fibre to produce wood pellets.

Lethbridge Biogas undergoing $7M expansion

The expansion will introduce Lethbridge Biogas into the natural gas market. Once the expansion is complete, Lethbridge Biogas will have the first full-scale, commercial renewable natural gas application in Alberta.

Construction on Lake Babine Nation’s biomass plant begins

In the summer of 2019, Lake Babine Nation (LBN) announced it had received $779,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada for a new biomass plant. Construction has now begun on that plant, which will heat several buildings, including the local school.
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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 1

In early 2020, CanmetENERGY carried out phone interviews with nine rural communities that have installed biomass heating and CHP systems to learn about their experiences. This article – the first in a series of four – provides a brief overview of the communities, their motivations for developing biomass energy systems and factors that have led to their success. » Read more...

Achieving a balance: Canada’s wood pellets come from sustainably managed forests

A strong regulatory framework backed by independent certification, compliance and enforcement means the wood pellet industry in Canada and its customers can feel good about the source of their product and their contribution to sustainable forest management. » Read more...