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March 27, 2017,

  1. Overview of Enerkem waste-to-ethanol project in Minnesota by Bob Shaw.
  2. Calgary Transit considers renewable diesel by Annalise Klingbeil.
  3. Overview of the Hinton, AB, lignin facility of West Fraser by John Hopkings-Hill.
  4. Biochar start-up company in Alberta by Lesley Allan.
  5. Forge Hydrocarbons planning renewable diesel plant in Sombra, ON, by Paul Morden.
  6. Resolute planning for bio-carbon capture project in Quebec by Guillaume Roy.
  7. Overview of wood pellet operations of Resolute Forest Products in Thunder Bay by Maria Church.
  8. BC company wins prize for improved biogas production by Maria Church.
  9. Cement company in Ontario using algae for carbon capture by Maria Church.
  10. Overview of Comet Biorefining by Jim Lane.


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