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Francis Gallo and Dawn Lambe formed the Biomass North Development Centre following the closure of the Biomass Innovation Centre in spring 2015.
Biomass North back in businessThe Biomass North Development Centre is gaining traction and building momentum as it unrolls its completed Northern Ontario Biomass Strategy (which goes by the cheeky acronym NO-BS).In the summer of 2014, the Ontario Union of Indians (OUI) and the Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC) operating out of Nipissing University signed a memorandum to develop a biomass strategy for the North. The aim was to fill a gap created by the closing of CANBIO, and ensure representation for small and medium b...


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Biomass forum slated for October in North Bay
Building the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North annual general meeting (AGM) and forum in North Bay.The event is focused on moving the Canadian bioeconomy further along the value chain through knowledge sharing, technology demonstrations, wor...
Honeybee killer can have practical applications
Neonicotinoids — a type of pesticide used in agriculture and horticulture — have been implicated in honeybee colony collapse, but one scientist doesn’t believe a full ban on the pesticide is necessary, especially as it applies to forestry.David Kreutzweiser, a research scientist in the Forest ...
Northern Ontario biomass industry learning from European methods
The biomass market in Northern Ontario is heating up, literally and figuratively.As fossil fuel-reliant remote communities prepare to scale back their consumption and transition to more sustainable energy sources, researchers and industry are looking to Europe for best practices and partnership...
Forestry makes a science-based case for harvesting
Dean Caron likes to compare forests to people — they're constantly changing. With more than 20 years in the forestry industry, the industry advisor for FP Innovations in Kenora should know. But this isn't something everybody knows, according to Caron, and he thinks this is where a lot of op...


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