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Federal government invests $3.5M in UBC’s BioProducts Institute

The funds will help support the development, scale-up and production of sustainable bioproducts, including filters, adhesives, lightweight materials and PPE, by helping to de-risk technologies and support the commercialization of the bioproducts.

Anomera receives $4.25M to produce forestry-based alternative to plastic microbeads

The federal and Quebec governments recently announced an investment of $4.25 million for Anomera Inc., to support the construction of a demonstration plant that will produce 250 tonnes per year of carboxylated-cellulose nanocyrstals (cCNC) and bring the product to market.

SBP-endorsed Regional Risk Assessment for BC published

Regional Risk Assessments evaluate an entire geographic region and determine the risks associated with sourcing feedstock from that region. Thus, the need for individual biomass producers to conduct risk assessments is avoided and consistency is guaranteed.

Greenlane Renewables signs $12.8M in biogas upgrading system supply contracts

“We are seeing an increase in the number and calibre of RNG project developers and owners, including large global energy producers as they seek to expand their clean energy portfolios to meet the demand for carbon negative fuel options,” said Brad Douville, president and CEO of Greenlane.
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Industry embracing critical control management: workshops completed at 10 sites

In 2020, WPAC and the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) teamed up to introduce and implement the Critical Control Management (CCM) process across WPAC’s B.C. member plants. To date, workshops, led by researchers at Dalhousie University and BCFSC staff, have been completed at 10 of the 15 sites. » Read more...

WBA: anaerobic digestion ‘dangerously overlooked’ as climate change solution

In light of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report on climate change, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has renewed its call for the potential of the biogas industry to be urgently unlocked so that it can help deliver the “rapid reductions in GHG emissions and in particular methane” that the IPCC says is needed to address the climate emergency. » Read more...

Feds invest $605K in two Indigenous-led biomass projects

Akua Nature Inc. will receive $400,000 to support the construction of infrastructure that will facilitate the conversion of forest biomass into natural health products, and $205,000 will go to Inukshuk Synergie to help operationalize its plan to have franchises commercialize their biomass energy heating systems. » Read more...

FPAC welcomes update on National Adaptation Strategy

As forest fires continue to rage across many parts of the country, the release of the federal government’s National Adaptation Strategy Consultation Report is timely and very much welcomed by Canada’s forest sector and its workers. » Read more...

Gevo restarts operations at its Luverne facility

The Luverne Facility is expected to produce fuel-grade, renewable isobutanol (IBA). The IBA produced will be used as a feedstock for Gevo to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable premium gasoline to fulfill existing sales contracts. » Read more...

FortisBC now receiving RNG from Lethbridge Biogas

Following expansion of their facility to add a biogas upgrading system, Lethbridge Biogas signed an agreement to provide FortisBC with up to 350,000 gigajoules of RNG annually. » Read more...
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