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April 24, 2017,

  1. Alberta reviews technologies to convert MSW in small communities to energy and fuels.
  2. Biochar facility announced for BC by Taylor Fredericks.
  3. Domtar promotes biomass innovation.
  4. First Nation community in the Yukon looking into biomass boiler project.
  5. Ethanol from Enerkem gets lowest carbon intensity ever by BC.
  6. Enerkem to start ethanol production in Edmonton this summer by Gordon Kent.
  7. Canadian canola oil may head south for biodiesel.
  8. Overview of Pond Technologies by Sarah Petrevan.
  9. Value of Canada’s carbon-pricing policies by Geoffrey Morgan.
  10. Air Canada to test biofuels in flights between Toronto and Montreal.



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