Best Bioenergy Stories of the Week

May 23, 2016,

  1. Top ten trends in the European Advanced Bioeconomy by Jim Lane.
  2. President of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada resigns.
  3. Overview of the biofuels industry of Sweden by IEA Bioenergy Task 39.
  4. FPInnovations forms partnership with Bioénergie La Tuque to build biorefinery demonstration plant.
  5. The KiOR story by Jim Lane.
  6. The KiOR Story II by Jim Lane.
  7. Canada’s clean tech industry employs more people than forestry by Sarah Niedobah.

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