October 2011

Canada’s Renewable Energy Future Fueled By Forest Biomass

With the right government support the Canadian forest industry could produce enough clean renewable energy to replace nine nuclear reactors, says the president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Avrim Lazar. He was appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources as part of its study […]

U.S. Forest Service Awards Grant To Biomass Council

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Resource Professional Group (RPG) recently announced that they were awarded a $70,000 grant by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The planned project will promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by educating building architects and biomass appliance manufacturers on wood […]

Mid-Atlantic Expo Draws Big Crowd

Forest industry colleagues temporarily put their business challenges behind them and converged near Smithfield, North Carolina for the Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo October 7-8. Preliminary calculations put the number of participants at approximately 3,000. Estimated value of the equipment, technology and supplies demonstrated or displayed was more than $100 million. “The weather was perfect, […]

Chrysler Teams With ZeaChem

Chrysler Group and ZeaChem Inc. have announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU initiates the formation of a strategic alliance to accelerate the development and market adoption of advanced cellulosic ethanol by bringing together a leading global auto manufacturer and an innovative bio-based fuels and chemicals production company. The primary […]


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