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WPAC Conference and AGM 2020 goes virtual

WPAC and Canadian Biomass have put together a condensed program to take place online from Sept. 22-24, 2020. The live conference will take place Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST and multiple on-demand sessions will also be available for registrants to watch. Registration is FREE this year, so don’t miss out!

Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George plant reports smoldering wood incident

On July 27, the Prince George Fire Department (PGFD) was called to Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. pellet plant because smoke was seen coming from wood smouldering inside a conveyor system. No injuries were reported, but damages are estimated to be around $50,000.

Feds invest $300K in prototype face mask using wood pulp

Pulp Moulded Products Incoprorated (PMP), will receive $300,000 in funding to help create a prototype for low-cost, non-surgical, disposable masks made of responsibly harvested wood fibre.

ENplus survey: COVID-19 negatively impacted many European pellet producers

The results of the survey found that 75 per cent of the certified producers and traders have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with two out of three companies already planning the introduction of new pellet prices for end users.

Enviva completes acquisition of Georgia Biomass

The newly acquired Waycross plant has been operating since 2011 and has a production capacity of approximately 800,000 metric tons per year, all of which is exported through the Port of Savannah to Enviva’s customers under long-term take-or-pay off-take contracts.
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The new belt dryer for Rayonier Group, about to be commissioned

PRODESA continues to move forward on the assembly of the new belt drying line for Dalkia Smart Building, in the southwest of France.
For this cogeneration plant supplied by biomass, PRODESA designed a highly advanced technology belt dryer ensuring compliance with environmental requests. The 13 heat exchangers and 8 large fans included in the 424 m^2^ belt dryer will enable the recovery of 16 MW of hot water from the residual heat of the low temperature drying.
Prodesa expertise in thermal drying facilities is ensuring the good performance in every stage of the project despite the high demanding site operating conditions. Learn More
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Canada’s wood pellet industry: leading the way in certified fibre

Canada’s framework of stringent forest laws, public involvement, skilled forestry professionals, and comprehensive monitoring, compliance and enforcement provides a solid foundation for sustainability. Third party certification builds on that foundation to solidify Canada’s global reputation as a source of sustainable forest products » Read more...

Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 2

In the second part of this four-part series examining nine rural and remote communities’ experience with bioenergy, Sebnem Madrali and Jean Blair examine the technical and operational aspects of these communities’ heating systems. » Read more...