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A first for North America: FortisBC, REN Energy to produce RNG from wood waste

FortisBC will soon be producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood waste – a first for North America. In partnership with REN Energy, the companies plan to reduce GHG emissions in the province through this new project.

Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 1

In early 2020, CanmetENERGY interviewed nine rural communities that have installed biomass heating and CHP systems to learn about their experiences. This article – Part 1 of 4 – provides a brief overview of the communities, their motivations for developing biomass energy systems and factors that have led to their success.

Pinnacle breaks wood pellet shipping world record

Pinnacle Renewable Energy 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

Ontario unveils forest sector strategy, including a ‘Forest Biomass Action Plan’

The Ontario government recently released its forest sector strategy, which outlines the goals and actions to help encourage economic growth in the industry over the next 10 years. It also calls for the creation of a “Forest Biomass Action Plan.”

Port of Montreal strike ends after 12 days

The deal between longshore workers and management will last until March 20, 2021, so that talks can resume without further work interruptions.
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‘A complete circle’: Prince George proves district energy can work in Canada

The City of Prince George is proving that district energy systems running off of renewable resources can work in Canada – and even be more efficient than natural gas. Canadian Biomass gives readers an inside look at the city’s Downtown Renewable Energy System. » Read more...

A community project: La Granaudière is set to come online after six years

Two-and-a-half hours north of Montreal, up in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Que., a new wood pellet plant is quietly coming online. The plant, La Granaudière, has been six years in the making, and will produce 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets once production has ramped up this fall. » Read more...