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August 28, 2017,

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OSHAWA — A multi-million dollar arbitration award related to a failed ethanol project has left the Port of Oshawa more than $4 million in the red, according to the port’s recently released financial statements. In 2016 financial statements — posted on the port’s website on Monday — auditors from Deloitte emphasize that the arbitration award resulted in a net loss of $4.4 million for the port in 2016. They also point out that the port’s current liabilities exceed its assets by $5.9 million… by Reka Szekely.

Aug. 22, 2017 – From tiny seedlings mighty cedars grow. Or, in this case, from $30,000 grows a $1.3-million biomass boiler that can heat a community.  The $30,000 was capacity funding provided through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to Old Massett Village Council...BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Aug. 23, 2017 – Biofuelnet Canada (BFN) has launched a call for expressions of interest (EOI) for our proposal to the Agri-Science Cluster program of Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (AAFC) later this fall. Through mutual agreement, your EOI may also be used in future BFN proposals to other funding programs, including those run by the Networks of Centres of Excellence. The purpose of this new Agri-Science cluster is to engage Canada’s agricultural operators, industry, universities, government and other R&D organizations to sustainably increase food and biomass production, in the context of a changing climate…  by BioFuelNet Canada.

It has been a tense day at the Pacific Bioenergy plant on Willowcale Road.  Smoke can see billowing from the top of one of two silos on the site of the plant. Fire officials are on scene, though primarily to keep an eye on silo. The silo stores the pellets that are produced at Pacific Bioenergy. At this point, it is uncertain what the cause of the smoke is, but plant officials say the plan is to have the fire department cap the silo so as to remove any fire fuels from the silo… by CKPG News.

WINDSOR, Quebec–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 24, 2017– Domtar is proud to inaugurate its second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor (Quebec) Mill. The start-up of its second generating unit, built for $36 million, will improve the energy efficiency of the mill produced from renewable resources while reducing production costs… by Domtar.

It has been nine months since Vancouver-based Viridis Energy went into receivership, but now at last there’s a deal about to close for the assets of its subsidiary in Middle Musquodobit. Peter Wedlake, a Grant Thornton partner and senior vice-president, said in an interview Tuesday there’s a buyer working out a few details before that deal can be inked for the assets of Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company, a former wood pellet producer. Any such deal will need court approval…  by James Risdon.