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February 27, 2017,

  1. Rentech closes Wawa, ON, wood pellet mill.
  2. Facilitating Career Paths for Newcomers in the Canadian Bio-economy by BioTalent Canada.
  3. Ensyn looking at Maine biorefinery by Tux Turkel.
  4. Canada – a leader in nanocellulose technology.
  5. Call for Expression of Interest: Waste to Value-Added Product Demonstration Projects for Alberta Small Municipalities.
  6. Airex Energy opens torrefaction plant in Quebec.

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Sixth Element Sustainable Management is a “boutique” consulting firm specializing in concept planning, start-ups, and early-stage companies that do not have the senior management depth or experience. We provide C-level services for inventorsentrepreneurs, investors, and public sector agencies, which are directly provided by the Managing Director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, Gerald Kutney.  Sixth Element Sustainable Management maintains a comprehensive global database of over 1,000 biomass pyrolysis-type ventures. The Pyrolysis Venture Database is important for investors and entrepreneurs alike.  The information is a valuable resource for vetting the investment choices and assessing the competitive position of pyrolysis ventures.

Dr. Kutney, Ph.D. in chemistry, has participated in all aspects of innovation and technology commercialization in the forest products industry, with two decades of executive experience with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises.  Besides business mentoring and executive coaching, services include strategic leadership, contract negotiations, pro forma design and appraisal, techno-commercial evaluations, feasibility studies, technology and venture vetting and audits.

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