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Making pellet operations safer by isolating the problem

WPAC, BCFSC and Dalhousie University recently partnered on an initiative to improve pellet industry practices regarding equipment isolation with an eye on minimizing the impact of potential combustible dust fires, explosions and deflagrations within wood pellet plants.

Canfor closes on Fort Nelson tenure transfer to Peak Renewables

Canfor has officially handed over its forest tenure in the Fort Nelson Timber Supply area in Northern B.C. to Peak Renewables. The deal involves a Replaceable Forest License with an annual allowable cut of 553,716 cubic metres.

Enviva to provide biomass for coal-fired power plants in Japan

Under the agreement with J-Power, Enviva will build new infrastructure to produce and deliver up to five million metric tons of sustainable wood pellets annually to permanently replace coal in J-Power’s existing coal-fired power plants.

Bioenergy Europe: Global pellet use up seven per cent from 2019 to 2020

The EU-27 remain the largest global pellet consumer. The residential and commercial segments are once again led by Italy, which remains the world’s largest pellet user for the residential sector, with a total consumption of 3.4 million tonnes.

Stora Enso’s wood-based battery material wins award

Stora Enso’s bio-based battery material Lignode has won the Metsä360 award in Finland. As a material for lithium-ion batteries, lignin significantly increases its added value and has the potential to radically transform traditional industries.
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Scaling Up 2021: ‘a clear but challenging path’ ahead for Canada’s bioeconomy

While global leaders met at COP26 to discuss new regulations and agreements, another event was happening at the same time: the annual Scaling Up Bioeconomy conference. This year’s conference took place virtually from Nov. 2-3, 2021, and saw over 400 people attend from around the world. Canadian Biomass shares some key takeaways from the event. » Read more...

Making a switch: chicken farmer sees benefits transitioning to oat hull pellets for heating

There is a growing opportunity to turn Canada’s agricultural waste into biomass products that can be used for heating. Hassan Farms Inc., a chicken farm in the RM of Preeceville, Sask., recognized this opportunity. The family-owned and operated company recently transitioned one of their three farms from using natural gas and coal for heating to using oat hull pellets. » Read more...
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