Bioenergy Insight magazine: a sneak peek at our October issue

The October issue of Bioenergy Insight is out now and for those of you who subscribe, it will be hitting your desks within the next couple of weeks. As usual, it's packed full of the most up-to-date news from around the world, including new production plants, latest technologies and regulatory changes/updates.

A key focus in this edition is the region of Canada and we've got lots of interesting articles for you to get your teeth into.

Our feature-length Q&A with Gordon Murray, the executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, is certainly not to be missed. In the article Murray discusses why he feels Canada's governments aren't taking renewables seriously, key markets for export, and what makes South Korea such a difficult place to do business.

We also speak to Ontario Power Generation about the successful conversion of its Atikokan GS into a biomass-fired power plant, profile Growing Power Hairy Hill and its biorefinery in Edmonton, and learn more from ZooShare about the community-funded zoo-biogas plant due to enter construction next year at Toronto Zoo.

And speaking of community-funded projects, Jonathan Richards from the law firm SGH Martineau provides an introduction to crowd funding for community energy, highlighting the benefits and risks of raising finance this way.

For those of you watching the torrefaction space closely, Thompson Dehydrating Co. explains how this relatively new technology works, Topell Energy provides an update on operations at its 60,000 tonne per year torrefaction plant in the Netherlands, while a whitepaper from FutureMetrics compares traditional white wood pellets with steam exploded and torrefied pellets.

These are just a selection of the articles in this issue. If you're not already a subscriber and would like to receive a copy, just head to www.bioenergy-news.com to register your details.

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