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Pelletization: An under-appreciated, key component of the Canadian bioeconomy

One of the key components of the evolving Canadian bioeconomy is not just the creation of new conversion technologies but rather finding ways to sustainably access and distribute Canada’s bountiful biomass resources. Mobilization of biomass resources in a cost-efficient way to produce low-carbon intensive bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts should be a win-win for both humanitarian […]

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HMNEC ATTENDING Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Exhibition (APBE) AUG 16-18, 2020 in Guangzhou

HMNEC-Hebei Minghong New Energy Co., Ltd. is Attending Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition (APBE) AUG 16-18, 2020 in Guangzhou. Please take your time to see us there, and find our Excellent Biomass Briquetting Machine. Then or after that you will have a great idea to arrange an order on the type of machine […]

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Maryland Looks into Biomass Energy Potential

Maryland’s Department of Energy Clean Energy Center is sponsoring a series of five webinars on the “future potential for biomass energy” harvested from Maryland’s forests. According to the Institute for Energy Research, “biomass is living or recently dead biological matter that can be used for fuel or industrial production.” Examples of forestry biomass would include […]

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$17 million available for biomass utilization in Tuolumne County

By Erin Voegele | June 10, 2020 A report released by the UN Environment Programme, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and BloombergNEF on June 10 shows biomass and waste-to-energy received $123 billion in financing for new projects between 2010 and 2019. Biofuels received $28 billion over the same period. The report, titled “Global Trends in […]

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Enviva acquires 2 pellet plants

Enviva Partners LP announced on June 18 it has agreed to purchase a wood pellet plant located in Waycross, Georgia, associated export terminal capacity in Savannah, Georgia, and a wood pellet plant located in Greenwood, South Carolina. The Waycross plant and Savannah terminal assets are being acquired from Innogy SE for $175 million in cash, […]

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Dust Safety Week 2020 is approaching!

Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries will once again be highlighting dust safety best practices, technical information and solutions during Dust Safety Week from June 22-26. Since Dust Safety Week began in 2016, it has grown into a well-known event with participation from organizations and companies across Canada. Now in its fourth year, our Dust […]

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Swedish forest owners build world’s first commercial biomethanol plant

Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol from forest biomass at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås. Over the next few days, a first pilot delivery will go to Emmelev A/S, a customer that will be using biomethanol in its biodiesel production. Södra decided to invest in a biomethanol […]

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Coal no more: Pushing for biomass conversion

Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital. Executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Gordon Murray said the industry received the confirmation it needed this morning regarding the government’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions and making bioenergy more […]

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Pacific Bioenergy leads the way with salvage and reforestation program

Pacific Bioenergy’s (PacBio) salvage and reforestation program is demonstrating the important contribution that a strong, competitive bioenergy sector can make in advancing sustainable forest management and contributing to a low-carbon economy. In 2015, the Bobtail Lake fire burned more than 25,000 hectares of land west of Prince George, B.C. While the fire-damaged trees that remain […]

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Biomass Heating and Cooling Technologies

Biomass is a term that covers different types of organic material that can be processed and burned to produce energy, including trees; construction, wood, and agricultural residues (such as corn husks, rice hulls, peanut shells, grass clippings, and leaves); crops; sewage sludge; and manure. Thermal applications use two main forms of biomass materials: woody biomass […]