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FPInnovations, Resolute Forest Products Invest In Wood Bio-Chemicals Project

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products recently announced a significant investment in the implementation of a TMP-Bio pilot project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pilot project will focus on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a bio-economy in Northern Ontario, as well as elsewhere […]

Coal No More: Pushing For Biomass Conversion In Canada

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 […]

UGA Study: U.S. Biomass Electricity Possible But Costly

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found. Right now, “it’s just not economically feasible to use wood pellets in energy production,” said Bin Mei, associate professor of forest resource […]

Canadian Wood Pellet Industry Lauded For Safety Improvements

A safety meeting that fit inside an office last year has now grown to the size of a convention center. In only a few years’ time, the British Columbia wood pellet manufacturing sector went from one of the worst corporate citizens to one of the best, for employee safety, and broke some molds along the […]

Study: Lower Carbon Emissions From Forest Residue-Based Power Generation

The Biomass Power Association recently released a study by two professors demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits by using forest residue-based biomass fuel instead of natural gas in a power generation facility. The study, conducted by Dr. Madhu Khanna, Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics at the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, and Dr. […]

Ontario Power Generation Expands Opportunities For Wood Pellet Producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel. OPG is seeking to expand its experience […]

Studying Woody Biomass For Energy Across The U.S.

Woody biomass includes stems, small branches, treetops, needles, leaves, and sometimes the roots of trees and shrubs. These materials are byproducts of forest management activities such as thinning, but they can also be a valuable source of bioenergy. Five U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists – John Stanturf, Emile Gardiner, Leslie Groom, Dana […]

PHI Group Completes Land Acquisition For Florida Wood Pellet Project

PHI Group, a U.S. public company engaged in energy and natural resources, announced today that the company has completed the acquisition of 10 acres of land from Klausner Holding, U.S.A., a Georgia corporation, for the Cornerstone Biomass Corporation 200,000 MT wood pellet project in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida. This parcel of land is adjacent […]

PHI Group Partners With AG Materials On Florida Wood Pellet Plant

PHI Group, Inc., a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that the company has signed an agreement with AG Materials LLC, an Alabama company, to jointly set up a 200,000 MT wood pellet mill in Florida, U.S.A. The joint venture company has been able to secure approximately 400,000 short tons of Southern […]

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