Posts Tagged ‘biomass’

Switch to biomass cuts costs and GHG emissions in Yellowknife

February 8, 2018

The City of Yellowknife’s Biomass District Energy System is the 2018 winner in the energy category of the Federation of Canadian Municpalities’ Sustainable Communities Awards. Throughout Northern Canada, heating buildings is both essential and expensive. The region relies on costly fossil fuels that contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To

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“Warehouse” of biomass and land-use data available to public

February 6, 2018

A world-class data and information management system that collates inventories from forestry, agriculture, and municipal sectors in Alberta is now available to the public. This new interactive web-based tool designed by Silvacom and Alberta Innovates will support potential investment in Alberta’s bio-resource economy by connecting the world to provincial biomass,

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Pellet association helping develop the Clean Fuel Standard

January 24, 2018

REVELSTOKE, B.C. – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECC) has invited Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), along with other potentially affected trade associations, to participate on a stakeholder committee and a technical committee to give input toward developing the federal Clean Fuel Standard. The Government of Canada’s intent is for

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FPInnovations and Resolute invest in $21-M bio-chemicals pilot project

January 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announced a significant investment in the implementation of a pilot project for the TMP-Bio process in Thunder Bay, Ont. The pilot project will focus on developing ways to efficiently produce and commercialize bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a

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Chapleau contractor buying Atikokan pellet mill

January 11, 2018

A forestry contractor based in Chapleau, Ont., is buying a wood pellet mill that currently serves the Atikokan Generating Station from its bankrupt owner Rentech. Northern Ontario Business reports that “a numbered company (2607043 Ontario Inc.), affiliated with True North Timber signed an asset purchase agreement on Dec. 11 to buy the

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Ontario biochar firm buys engineering consultant

January 11, 2018

TORONTO – CHAR Technologies has completed the acquisition of the Altech Group, which is comprised of Altech Environmental Consulting and Altech Technologies Systems. Bill White, chairman of CHAR, said the acquisition adds more than 30 years of experience in environmental technologies and professional engineering consulting to the company and that

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Opinion: How B.C. hydroelectric dam could hurt forest towns

December 6, 2017

The mayor of a forest-dependent community in B.C. raises questions about how rising hydro rates and a glut of hydroelectric power from the Site C dam project could affect pulp and paper companies in a recent opinion piece published by TheTyee.ca. Bob Simpson, mayor of Quesnel, notes that 17 companies

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