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New grant supports process safety management research

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from WorkSafeBC, Dalhousie University and its project partners, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, BC Forest Safety Council and DustEx Research Ltd., are launching a research project to look at integrating process safety management (PSM) into pellet plants that generate combustible wood dust.

City of Nelson, BC cancels proposed $6M district energy system

The city chose not to move forward with the project because it is financially too risky, despite the fact that much of the funds would have come from grants.

New video celebrates partnership with Nazko First Nation

Recently, the Nazko First Nation hosted its 4th Annual Tree Planting Celebration. PacBio, a Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) member, contributed 400 seedlings for Nazko members and partners. Check out the video about the partnership!

Valmet to deliver turnkey biopower plant to city of Salzburg, Austria

“With the plant, it will be possible to provide 8,300 additional homes with bio district heat and 7,000 additional homes with ecologically produced power in Salzburg in the future,” says Siegfried Müllegger, head of energy technologies, Salzburg AG.

WSM unveils newly re-designed Super Screener

New features of the Super Screener include longer machine life thanks to a 15 per cent lighter basket and increased durability with oversize hangers.
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Tremendous potential: Hornepayne Power sees opportunities to expand use of biofuel

Across Canada, the forest industry is facing a problem: what to do with the low-grade fibre left in the forests after harvesting. Cogeneration plants like Hornepayne Power, based in Hornepayne, Ont., offer one solution: using residual fibre to produce electricity and steam. » Read more...

New podcast explores the benefits and potential of wood pellets

In this recent episode of The Construction Record podcast, UBC professor Gary Bull discusses the innovative uses for wood pellets as an energy source in Europe as well as advancements in B.C. and the potential to supply global customers with a sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel source to displace coal-fired electricity. » Read more...
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