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Envirem Organics' Atlantic Canada Operations are Among the Largest in the Country and Running Strong
Envirem Organics, one of the stops on the Technology Tours at the Atlantic Biorefinery Conference, are the cover story in the most recent Recycling News Magazine. Read the full story here.
Envirem Organics has grown into one of Canada’s largest volume composting operations based on
creating solid industry relationships and higher value products for a wider range of markets.
The company was born out of the construction industry. In 1994, Bob Kiely, the company’s current president and GM, started at Envirem Technologies, Inc., part of a New Brunswick based construction firm involved in contaminated soil remediation. Envirem Technologies then evolved into Envirem Organics in 2010, of which Bob Kiely is founder and owner.
“When I started in organics in 1994, I wanted to do things differently,” explains Kiely, who has a background in civil and environmental engineering. “I wanted to be more of a recycler. A lot of times, in those days with contaminated soils, for example, material was burned, put in a pile and never got to market. Much of it went to landfill. The goal of Envirem was really to create a more full-circle recycling company.”
Read the full story here.
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Natural Products Canada (NPC) is excited to share a great new initiative to enhance investment and interest in Canadian SMEs. Partnering with Nutrition Capital Network, part of the New Hope family of companies, the Investor Meeting will connect high-potential natural product companies with investors from across Canada and around the world. The meeting will take place in the Courtyard Toronto Downtown by Marriott on June 20-21, 2017.
Companies Invited to apply
The NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is a valuable opportunity for companies to pitch their business to a set of experienced investors, as well as to receive valuable mentoring and advice from industry veterans. The opportunity to present is open to companies in the nutrition and health & wellness industry, including: natural & organic food, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutritional ingredients, natural & organic personal care & household goods, cosmeceuticals, health & wellness consumer products, foodtech, agtech, and other nutrition industry and green product segments. Companies are encouraged to apply via the online application form. Deadline is May 15, 2017.
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Read story at Canadianbiomasmagazine.ca.
Nova Scotia-based Hefler Forest Products has sold its 3.7-megawatt biomass power plant in Middle Sackville, N.S., the first sale of its kind in Canada.
The new owners, Hawthorne Capital and Katalyst Wind, are considering having a third party operate the sawmill on site.
Kevin Bromley, a PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, told The Chronicle Herald the sale is the first of its kind in Canada.
“I’ve never seen (a biomass power plant) run independently. Every one I know has been tied to a forestry company,” Bromley said. “This is the first time I’ve seen a purchase by a non-industry buyer.”
Helfer Lumber's biomass power plant was a highlight of the Technology Tour for the 2016 Atlantic Biorefinery Conference.
Story originially published at thechronicleherald.ca.
Read the full story at novascotia.ca
Nova Scotia could develop a biorefinery that produces a fossil fuel alternative made from renewable sources of fibre. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat houses and power boat engines.
Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines says it could make the forestry sector more competitive and spark economic growth.
The study was done by Nova Scotia's Innovation Hub.
It says the fibre could come from byproducts from forestry operations, farm crops, and municipal solid waste sources.
The hub is funded by Emera, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the province of Nova Scotia.
The Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is a dynamic 3-day conference that sparks discussion and projects that transform our renewable natural resources into business opportunities. These opportunities are part of a vision for a sustainable future and circular economy where Canada's biomass is used to its full potential. Responsible resource management practices, new innovative technologies, and research and development in our traditional industries are essential elements of this vision. This is the biobased economy.
Biorefining is the platform of the new economy
Biorefining is a means to a sustainable future where we transform our natural resources into high value products like energy, medicines, bioplastics, and biofuels. Our natural resources are a valuable asset that should be leveraged sustainably and responsibly, and used in ways that yield the most positive impact for our society.
Atlantic Canada is positioned to be a leader in innovations for the bioeconomy, with dozens of private and public research institutions and hundreds of companies already innovating in the biosciences. Our vast forests, affordable agriculture land, and diversified coastal zones make this region an ideal playground for piloting and scaling up globally disruptive biorefining technologies.
The 2017 Atlantic Biorefinery Conference will showcase the best projects on-the-go from inside and outside the Atlantic Canada region. Delegates can take advantage of a multitiude of networking opportunities and hands-on technology demonstrations and tours.
Join us in Fredericton, New Brunswick June 7th - 9th at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre.
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The Atlantic Biorefinery Conference is always growing! Attendance for this year's conference is capped at under 200 due to venue capacity, and tickets sales have crept up on us!
We're over half sold out of General Admission Passes! This is exciting news for the organizers as we're thrilled to see growing demand for the conference and growing engagement in the industry.
There is more support than ever for new (and old) companies as collaboration is becoming the norm and governments are realizing the economic and environmental promise of the bioeconomy.
Engage with the biorefining community and the bioeconomy movement at the Atlantic Biorefinery Conference!
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