November 26, 2018,
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- AB - Carbon Tax for Bioenergy
- BC: Slash Piles Headed to Pellet Plant
- ON - Green Nylon
- NS - Biochar Research
- NS - Bioenergy with ORC at Univeristy
Communities that want to set up their own wind, solar, biomass or hydro power generators can tap into $200 million of carbon tax revenue over the next 20 years. One-quarter of the funding will be earmarked for communities affected by the phase-out of coal-fired electricity plants… by CBC News.
Massive piles of leftover wood in the McBride Community Forest will be turned into heat and electricity in Europe and Asia, according to Don Steele, chief executive officer of Pacific Bioenergy… by Andru McCracken.
The Canadian government has announced funding to support the development of biomass-based alternative material that could replace traditional nylon used in automobile manufacturing and other industries… by Erin Voegele.
Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at CBU, has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant of $120,000 for her research in incorporating molecular diversity into biochar for further synthetic modification and enhanced applications. Over the next five years, Dr. MacQuarrie, along with the MacQuarrie Research Group, will be conducting research to determine whether organic waste products can be used in Industrial applications, like making molecules… by Cape Breton University.
Dal AC is taking its place on the cutting edge of clean energy technology with its fully-retooled Biomass Energy Plant.The restored plant burns mostly sawmill residue using hot gas to warm up thermal oil, feeding heat energy into the plant’s new organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system that drives the turbine. Dalhousie is the first university in North America to use the technology in burning wood fuel… by Fram Dinshaw.