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Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2021

Dust Safety Week 2021 has arrived! All week long, Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries will be sharing articles focused on dust safety best practices, technical information and solutions for keeping pellet and sawmill operations and their operators safe.

Federal grain dryer program aims at energy efficiency, including biomass fueling

The government’s $166-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program also provides for retrofitted older dryers and those fueled by biomass.

B.C. forest fibre processing gets federal support for modernizing, upgrading

A federally funded project aimed at deploying innovative technology and processes to improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues in British Columbia has been announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

SUEZ Group, Airex Energy partner to restore soil quality via biochar solution

SUEZ will use the CarbonFX torrefaction technology developed by Airex Energy for the global deployment of industrial-scale production plants.

Covenant Energy makes key appointments tied to its renewable diesel fuel project

Covenant Energy Ltd., a Saskatchewan-based innovator of renewable fuel, has announced a number of key appointments as part of its $500-million renewable diesel fuel project.

WPAC launches newsletter for members

These newsletters will be published quarterly, and feature updates on markets, technology and innovation, safety, sustainability and more.
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Featured News 

Opinion: Ontario’s draft Forest Biomass Action Plan – a sensible path forward

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) welcomes the draft plan and is aligned with five objectives identified within it. WPAC believes that the plan sets out a sensible path and milestones for developing a sustainable biomass sector in the province. » Read more...

San Group to create new biomass facility

San Group announced it will invest $100 million into its Port Alberni, B.C., forestry operations in the next year. This includes a $15 million investment at the company’s San Specialty Sawmill, to create a biomass facility. » Read more...
Latest events 

Demo International 2022

Sept. 22-24, 2022
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