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Diane Nicholls joins Drax as vice president of sustainability

Diane Nicholls, former chief forester for B.C., has joined Drax as the vice-president of sustainability. “I look forward to advancing my work around forestry stewardship with Drax,” she said.

Federal government awards funding for three biomass projects at GLOBE Forum 2022

The funding includes $4,583,000 to Canfor Pulp Ltd. for a front-end engineering design study to support a biomass-to-low-carbon-biofuel plant and $1,852,941 to ArcelorMittal Dofasco to showcase the use of biocarbon in an industrial blast furnace.

Enerkem wins ‘The Sky’s the Limit Challenge’ for producing SAF from forest biomass

The prize won by Enerkem constitutes a $5 million grant to continue commercializing its innovative fuel. As a finalist, the company was selected in 2019 to receive $2 million to develop its technology to compete for the grand prize.

Emissions Reduction Alberta commits $50M for new Circular Economy Challenge

ERA will match private contributions to a single project for up to 50 per cent of the project’s eligible expenses. Successful applicants are eligible for up to $10 million with a minimum request of $500,000.
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Prodesa, to supply Progranul Toro Pellet Mill line to JD IRVING

The extension includes two Progranul Toro 8.1 Pellet Mills and will achieve an additional production capacity of 10 tons of pellets per hour. Progranul Toro Pellet Mills are high performance units that can work for all type of raw material and are easier to maintain.

Thanks to over 20 years of direct experience on the pelleting industry and in-house development, Prodesa guarantees a high production and consistent quality of pellet.

PRODESA, who developed the initial pelleting island in 2019, will supply Progranul Toro Pellet Mills to enlarge existing pelleting line in the JD Irving Group’s facilities of Grand River Pellets Limited, in Saint Leonard, New Brunswick. » Learn more
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Opportunities for forestry in feds’ 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: FPAC

The plan includes expanding the Low Carbon Economy Fund through a $2.2 billion renewal, which can support innovation at Canadian mills and further decarbonize the built environment, and a commitment from government to build upon the Greening Government Strategy for federal procurement. » Read more...

WPAC Report: Lessons learned

In a column from Canadian Biomass’ Winter 2022 issue, WPAC executive director Gordon Murray outlines some of the lessons learned from 2021 and how the association plans to build upon their accomplishments in 2022. » Read more...
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Webinar: Measurements to improve causticizing efficiency

Explore the ins and outs of various measurement and control methods for Green Liquor TTA/Density in the causticizing process. We take a deep dive inside the importance of real time TTA control, Vaisala’s process refractometers measurement systems, and a look into successful case studies. Join us live or on-demand to join in the discussion of these topics and so much more. » Learn more

Babcock & Wilcox, Kiewit Industrial to deliver world’s largest net-negative CO2 biomass-to-energy facility

The planned facility, called Project Cyclus, will provide power for Fidelis’ state-of-the-art, 73,000-barrel-per-day Grön Fuels facility, which will produce sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, green hydrogen, and bio-plastic feedstock. » Read more...

Xebec Adsorption announces MOU for carbon capture and sequestration equipment

The MOU supports the negotiation of an order in excess of USD$100 million for 51 CO2 reciprocating compression packages to be completed by the end of Q3 2023. This equipment will be used for Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon capture and sequestration project, which will be the largest in the world if approved. » Read more...

Tidewater Renewables enters into strategic RNG, feedstock partnership

The partnership will secure feedstock supply for both Tidewater Renewables’ RNG and renewable diesel business units, while also accelerating the diversification of the corporation’s low carbon intensity fuels product offering. » Read more...

Aemetis acquires $2M property for carbon zero projects

“The site’s location close to the Keyes ethanol plant, adjacent to the existing Aemetis biogas pipeline and easily accessible to major highways is a major step toward deploying new and ongoing Carbon Zero activities,” SAID Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis, Inc. » Read more...