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Peak Renewables acquires Chetwynd pulp mill from Paper Excellence

“This is a large industrial site, with excellent services, located in a very strategic area. We believe there are multiple potential future uses for the site. We will pursue those opportunities in full partnership with local First Nations,” said Scott Bax, CEO of Peak Renewables.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine likely to reduce forest products export: WRQ

Increased sanctions against trading with Russia and difficulty with financial transactions will probably interrupt and re-direct shipments of forest products throughout the world. As a result, trade with Russia will likely decline, impacting long-established international trade flows of forest products.

Drax announces financial results for 2021, ‘a transformational year’

“2021 was a transformational year for Drax as we became the world’s leading sustainable biomass generation and supply company, whilst continuing to invest in delivering positive outcomes for the climate, nature and people,” said Will Gardiner, CEO of Drax Group.

Sinclar Group to upgrade Premium Pellets wood pellet plant

The upgrades will ensure the mill’s longevity and ability to meet its contractual obligations. The upgrades would also help the company overcome closures in the lumber industry and volatile market conditions by using wood waste residuals.

Edgewood Forest Products to phase out beehive burners, build biorefinery

The first phase of construction on the biorefinery is slated to begin May 2022 and will be finished this fall, with a new production line to produce biochar. The biorefinery is expected to create 10 new jobs.
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Scaling-up straw: Alberta farmer, engineer look to turn straw into pellets

Caith and Campbell Cameron, co-founders of the start-up Wintergreen Pellets in Didsbury, Alta., have been exploring the viability of turning straw into pellets that can be used to replace or supplement coal and wood pellets. Canadian Biomass gets an inside look. » Read more...

International panel confirms important role of wood pellets from sustainably managed forests

The International Panel on Climate Change 6th assessment report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, submits the growing demand for biomass offers both opportunities and challenges to mitigate and adapt to climate change and natural resource constraints. » Read more...