July 2016

Canfor’s $58 Million Pellet Plants Open In B.C.

Canfor Corp. has officially opened two new pellet plants in British Columbia to produce biofuel from the company’s sawmills. A $58 million joint venture with Pacific Bioenergy Corp., the Chetwynd and Fort St. John pellet plants have a combined annual capacity of 175,000 tons. Grand opening events were held July 19 at both locations. Canfor […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Professionals To Reveal Insight At PFI Annual Conference

The Pellet Fuels Institute invites all stakeholders in the U.S. pellet fuels industry to attend its 2016 Annual Conference, held July 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the U.S. pellet fuels industry, the conference features a golf tournament on a Donald Ross-designed course, […]

Arizona’s Salt River Project To Test Burning Forest Debris At Coal Plant

Salt River Project is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS) in St. Johns, Ariz., to improve the health of Arizona’s forests and watersheds. CGS workers are scheduled to test burn more than 2,600 tons – or about 250 acres – of forest debris biomass […]

N.C. State Study: Harvesting For Wood Pellets Has No Impact On Wildlife

Harvesting wood debris from areas that have been clear-cut of timber does not affect the animals that live there, according to a study from researchers at N.C. State University. Chris Moorman, a professor of forestry and environmental resources, and his students spent four years cataloging small animals such as mice, toads, bugs and mourning doves […]

Canfor Eyes Prince George For Major Biofuel Facility

One of the world’s largest logging companies is looking to get into the oil business. Canfor is in the early phases of developing what would be the first ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant. The logging company is looking to convert wood waste from its pulp mills into mass quantities of crude oil at a new […]


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