New technologies eliminate costly air freight to distant markets For all their hard shells and tough appearance, lobsters are fragile animals that become stressed from excessive handling, proximity to other lobsters, and fluctuations in temperature, oxygen and other aspects of their environment. This stress has a negative effect on their health. Existing methods to handle,...Read More
As the days begin to warm, and the last remnants of snow have disappeared, thoughts of Winter fade into the distance. Many now deal with the post-Winter clean-up. The debris, dirt, dust, and remnants left behind after several months of snow and ice cover. There are some remaining signs of the road salt and sand...Read More
The US House and Senate passed a $1 trillion Omnibus spending bill recently deeming forest bioenergy as carbon neutral by the American federal government. As stated in the Biomass magazine article “Omnibus bill policy rider deems forest bioenergy carbon neutral” by Anna Simet. (1) The 1665 page bill provides discretionary funding for the federal government...Read More
Any organization’s most important asset is its people. Success depends on their ability to work efficiently and effectively, particularly in challenging environments such as the forestry industry where supervision is low, revenue is directly tied to employee productivity and they are being entrusted with equipment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, training a...Read More
My colleagues and I work with clients and companies across Canada and around the world, helping them innovate with renewable resources. We believe strongly that products made from well-managed renewable resources are key to creating a more sustainable society, and this comes with the added benefit of economic growth and more jobs in rural communities....Read More
Meeting Canada’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2030 to 30% below 2005 levels, or 30megatonnes annual emission reduction, is no small measure. In fact, it is a monumental undertaking. Facing uncertain winds blowing from our Southern neighbours makes the goal no less challenging. Political leaders at both the Federal and...Read More
Efficiency is a beautiful thing. So are renewable resources. Together, they provide a significant opportunity to lower the carbon intensity of the energy and products we use everyday. And for Nova Scotia’s renewable resource sector to play a role in this transition, competing with significantly larger jurisdictions, efficiency needs to be a primary objective. That’s...Read More
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