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February 13, 2017,

  1. Defending biofuels in Ontario by Alex Binkley.
  2. Ensyn’s pyrolysis oil fuel used by Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, by Doug Hubley.
  3. Biofuels plant from biosolids planned for Hamilton, ON.
  4. Bioenergy in Alberta gets a big boost.
  5. Forestry biomass availability in Canada.
  6. Video on Comet Biorefining.
  7. Funding available for remote communities to get off of diesel as power source by Margo McDiarmid.
  8. Biofuels will help Canada meet its GHG commitments by Jim Grey.



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