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This section provides information and articles referencing or pertinent to the biomass industry in the USA and Canada.

On Tuesday, February 26, Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service, Lakehead University and Confederation College signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Forest Science Research and Education. Read more

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Nova Scotia Power no longer has to run its Cape Breton biomass plant around the clock to produce electricity — which may mean savings for customers. Read more

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Biomass market participants from all over the world gathered in London for the annual Argus Media biomass conference, but there was one noticeable absentee — German Pellets, until recently one of the world’s largest wood pellet producers. Read more

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In the world of woody biomass energy, people grab the microphone, act official, and pass off as fact things that are often just activist sound bites. Happily, there’s a new presence waiting to take on the activists conspiring to defeat woody biomass. Read more

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With climate commitments looming, many electricity producers are fueling their boilers with woody biomass. It’s a popular alternative to wind and solar, and one that is billed as both “renewable” and “carbon neutral.” But is it? Read more

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Back in 2009, an article in the Engineered Wood Journal predicted that the competition for certain types of wood fiber would reshape the wood fiber markets due to the increasing demand of wood fiber to produce electricity. Read more

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On Feb. 22, Sweden-based RusForest released preliminary fourth quarter results, announcing its 30,000-ton-per-year pellet mill in in Magistralny, Russia, began operations during the final quarter of last year. Read more

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Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

With almost 70 percent of its land covered by forests, Japan is leading a drive to return to wood as a source of cleaner energy. Read more

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The Biomass North Development Centre is gaining traction and building momentum as it unrolls its completed Northern Ontario Biomass Strategy (which goes by the cheeky acronym NO-BS). Read more

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A perfect storm of conditions can result in an explosion or fire at a biomass-using facility, events that are often preventable. Read more

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Duane Jordan has a pile of pre-biomass that no longer have a home.The closing of biomass plants in Bucksport, Old Town, Jonesboro and Enfield have taken away one-third of his logging business. Read more

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Millions of dead trees in California create a huge risk of wildfire. Biomass power plants can create energy from those dead trees. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, biomass plants alone won’t solve the crisis. Read more

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The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa recently released a final report for its Prairie Power Project. The project studied biomass production of four different native species seed mixes over three different soil types. Read more

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Europe has ambitious goals for changing its polluting energy system, and plans to source 20% of the EU’s total energy from renewables by 2020. But the main way it’s getting there is a method with murky credentials: biomass. Read more

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The U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the European Union is not a threat to the sustainability of U.S. Southern forests, according to a new report by independent forest analysts and economists. Read more

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Four distinguished Board Directors re-elected for their meritorious services to the organization Read more

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Today, the Board of Directors of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) officially announced the appointment of Joel Stronberg as BTEC's new Executive Director. Read more

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California’s immense stores of waste biomass once had a plush abode in the equitably priced, long-term power purchase agreements (PPA) that stemmed from the state’s aggressive interpretation of federal legislation Read more

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In the winter, if the breeze is just right, you may smell a hint of a campfire entering or leaving the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Read more

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